Prepare Your Spring Garden For Sale in 7 Steps

Spring is here and we have got gardening on our minds! It’s a wonderful time to be in the garden, as the warm weather causes plants to wake up from their winter slumber and bloom with new growth. Landscaping can maximise your property’s potential of selling at the greatest price and give a great first impression! Here are our tips for maximising the appeal of your Spring garden.
1. Lawns!
Keeping lawns maintained with edging makes your landscaping appear easy maintenance – a popular selling point!
2. Mulch and Weed
Weeding and mulching your plant beds will help your garden appear low-maintenance and well kept. Choose a utility mulch such as pine bark or forest fines, rather than typical ‘gardener-preferred’ options such as lucerne and sugarcane. Utility mulches look neater, and when you’re selling it’s less about function and more about appearance. Avoid mulches that are too “out there”, such as dyed woodchip, Carroll warns, as these can put off home buyers.
3. First Impressions Count!
A flowering plant in an oversized pot out the front of the property helps with a cheery feel, feels welcoming and gives a great first impression.
4. Solve Problems with Plants!
Address your property’s downfalls such as overlooking neighbours or busy roads by planting-out your gardens. While the plants may not initially create a full visual barrier, or any real sound improvement, the perceived improvement from a buyer’s point of view will be worth it. This can be achieved with:
  • Mature hedges
  • Slender weavers bamboo (Bambusa textilis ‘Gracilis’)
  • Lilly pilly (Syzygium smithii)
  • Photinia Red Robin (Photinia x fraseri)
  • Pittosporum tenuifolium ‘Silver Song’
  • Magnolia grandiflora ‘Little Gem’
5. Plant a Vegetable Garden
Another wonderful way to make the most out of your garden this Spring is to grow edible plants, fruits, herbs and vegetables to share with family and friends. Designate a space in your garden where there’s lots of sunlight, or make use of forgotten corners of your garden, and start planting your favourite produce. Tomatoes, Basil, Capsicum, Chillies, Mint, Passionfruit, Zucchini, Cucumber, Nasturtium and Citrus trees are ideal to grow now to ensure a fantastic harvest over the warmer months.
6. Colour Chameleon Conifers
Fill your garden with colourful conifers such as arborvitaes, junipers and Carsten’s Wintergold mugo pine and watch them change colours with the season. These “colour chameleon” plants transition from green in the summer to bronze, purple and orange in the winter. They are highly popular in the gardening world but are very low maintenance.
7. Bright and Bold Plants
Fill your garden beds with vivid colours. While neutral colours may be the “in” thing when it comes to home décor, vibrant hues such as orange, red, fuchsia, yellow and purple should take over your gardens. Jump into Spring by filling your flower beds with Pansies, Yellow Trillium, Bloodroot, Redbud, Grape Hyacinth, Crocus ‘Grand Maitre’, Daffodils, Tulips and ‘Pink Discovery’ Azalea.
We hope that these 7 steps help you in creating a colourful and lively Spring Garden! If you would like more information on getting your property sold for the best price, please click here!
We are currently holding a BEST GARDEN Competition! The winner will receive a $200 Bunnings Voucher Prize! Imagine all the great things you can do to beautify your home or garden with this great prize.