If you plan on selling your home in 2020, you know the importance of making a great first impression. Before potential buyers’ step into your home, they will look at the outside of the property, and they will form an opinion on what is on offer. You probably can’t convince a potential buyer to purchase your home when they are outside. Still, you can convince a potential buyer not to follow up their interest before they set foot inside your home.
Therefore, it is vital your garden area makes a positive impression, but how can you achieve this in winter. Many people don’t want to spend any time outside of their home in winter, but if you let your garden suffer, selling your home becomes a more challenging process. Therefore, you must do what you can to ensure your garden remains in excellent condition in winter, and we are here to help.
Prevention and protection is essential in winter
In the coldest months of the year, you must weatherproof your garden as best you can. If you have plants that are susceptive to the cold or are likely to be more vulnerable in winter, it makes sense to pot them and bring them indoors. You should consider placing them in a shed or safe storage space, and you can wrap them in bubble wrap to best protect their roots against frost.
If you have plants or small trees, consider adding twine to give them greater protection and support against the wind. You should also place garden furniture into storage or at least cover them with plastic to minimise any damage during the winter months.
Think about what plants you have in your garden in winter
Selecting the right plants for your garden in winter is vital. You should look to avoid plants that only flower in the spring-time, such as daffodils or tulips. It is far more productive to opt for year-round plants such as pansies and heather. If you can add a dash of colour to your garden in winter, you create a much more positive impression.
You should also consider the impact of edible plants like beetroot, watercress or cabbage which are capable of dealing with harsh weather conditions.
Try to look after your soil
Winter weather conditions can damage your soil, so if you can, try to maintain its condition. Adding mulch helps you to keep the soil warm and moist, and this helps to insulate your plants better.
You should also be proactive in keeping the garden area clear. Leaves inevitably fall from trees during winter, so make sure you clear these away as often as possible. You also want to maintain safety in your garden. Look out for paths and driveways, particularly in cold temperatures where the ground may be icy.
If you plan on selling your property in winter, call on a local expert to help. We can arrange a property valuation for you, and we are on hand to offer tips on connecting with buyers. Any local vendor who is keen to sell their home should contact Hunters Camberwell for support.