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Autor: | Montag, 1. Juli 2013 | Kommentare

Today we have a guest post, courtesy of Rob Steen, which looks at how tidying up that garden area can help you sell your home.

Anyone who has ever watched any of the many home improvement or selling programmes on television must be aware of the term ‘kerb appeal’ and how important it is when selling your home.

Although it isn’t necessarily a fair assumption, many buyers are put off by a messy garden as they assume it means that the seller is a bit slapdash and the house might be the same under the superficial tidiness. Unfair or not, this is an easy problem to solve in very few steps and with a nice tidy garden you are more likely to achieve your asking price, and in record time, too.

If your garden is really untidy, chances are you are not one of nature’s gardeners and so you might be a bit overwhelmed by the task ahead of you especially if you want to sell your house fast. Just hacking and slashing is not really an answer to the kerb appeal issue, because bushes and trees that have been recently chopped usually look a little sad and forlorn. Start by cutting them back a little, leaving plenty of healthy growth to the fore so that they look healthy and established. Then clear the ground beneath them and think about some planting strategies, which will largely depend on the time of year.

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Lighting up your Garden


Autor: | Montag, 2. Mai 2011 | Kommentare

Let there be light

When it comes to ideas for the outdoors and lighting your little oasis of relaxation, there are two big questions that you might want to consider:

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Autor: | Dienstag, 5. Oktober 2010 | Kommentare
Terrace Plants – Small Garden on the Patio

Suitability and care

With the increase of urban living, terrace plants are becoming a more frequent choice for small gardens or an aid to the transformation of a compact space. The main function of any smaller garden is a place to entertain, relax and provide a beautiful view. By surrounding yourself with plants of all varieties, you are taking interior design outside and making your garden a continuation of your home.

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Garden Furniture


Autor: | Montag, 27. September 2010 | Kommentare
Garden Furniture

Ideas for outdoor living

There are many ideas for outdoor living now available, and there is no greater time of year to be out and about than summer. For this time of year, it is an excellent idea to get outdoors and have barbecues. And people find themselves sitting around on, usually wooden, garden furniture. There are so many shapes and designs nowadays that there is something to suit everyone and the choices have moved way beyond just wooden benches!

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