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Does your garden make a difference to the price of your property?

Can your garden actually make a difference to the price of your property? The answer is yes but don’t take my word for it, after all I am a landscaper…take a look at some articles. This telegraph articles says :

“From al fresco kitchens to stylish sheds, we’re keener than ever on gardens. And rightly so, because a well-maintained garden can add a chunky 20 per cent to your property value – a whopping £60,000 based on the current average UK price.”

This article from Moneywise  gives some great tips on patios and decking,  large scale projects and kerb appeal and again talk s about the value added to a property.

People certainly have become more interested in their gardens and the retailers have supported this with this offering hot tubs, beautiful ranges of furniture, ornaments, water features, barbecues though to full outdoor ovens, porcelain  patios etc.

Todays gardens can look great and still be low maintenance, people are even choosing artificial grass.  There are quality fence panels and even plastic fence panes that again significantly reduce maintenance and last for 10+ years. Homeowners are also employing landscape garden designers more often.

Well cut grass, a patio area with some lanterns and nice garden furniture all tick the boxes. A nice, well-kept garden can add 20% to the value of your home. The easier it looks to maintain also contributes to the desirability. Just a landscaped border can make a significant different to your garden.

A 2013 survey conducted by the Home Retail Group indicated that Britain invests £80billion in its own backyards, with the average garden having had £1790 worth of investment. The study quoted ‘two fifths of Britons refusing to choose or consider a home unless it has a sufficient garden. In fact, one in seven homeowners claim their garden has added more value to their home than they had ever invested’.

Your garden compliments your house. By working with a skilled landscaper and designer, (like me) you can ensure you get a design that is right for your needs and your budget. It does not have to cost a fortune to have a lovely garden. Remember first impression count, so when you go to sell you house this will not be money wasted, whilst you also got to enjoy your garden for the time you lived there.

Give me a call if you would like to have a coffee and a chat about your garden design and how to improve the price of your home.

T: 023 80730 475

M: 0744 622 9453

E: john@goldleaflandscapes.co.uk

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