Whether you’re selling a property or simply enjoying being outdoors this summer, gardens are a huge asset.
Increase the value of your home ‘Outdoor spaces are a big selling point, especially in the spring and summer, so it’s worth putting in the effort to make yours look its best,’ says Mike O’Flynn, content editor at FindaProperty.com. ‘A wilderness out the back will decrease even the most well-decorated home’s draw and, in addition to saleability, an attractive outdoor area will actually add between 10 and 20 per cent to your home’s value, in some cases even more.’
Create your own personal paradise With proper planning, taking into account your lifestyle, your garden can be so much more than a patch of lawn or a square of decking. ‘People expect their outside spaces to be part of their homes,’ says Katrina Wells of Earth Designs.
It’s like adding another room There’s no need to get back to basics, either. ‘We consider everything you might need: audio equipment, exterior sockets, a sofa, a TV… Anything is possible.’