With many of us now staying at home, and the weather in Lancaster being so nice, now is an ideal time to start looking after our gardens.
But did you know, ‘Garden’ was the second most popular search term for prospective purchasers across the UK in 2019 according to research by Zoopla, with other amenities such as ‘garage’ and ‘parking’ also among the top three.
It is estimated around 90% of UK households have access to a garden and spring is the time to start investing in our outdoor space.
Brits spend 114 hours per year on gardening tasks on average – although this year that is likely to be higher! Whether it’s vegetables, flowers or easy-to-maintain pot-plants and herbs, gardening is often associated with health and wellbeing.
Not only is being outside in the fresh air beneficial for your mental wellbeing, but having a well-maintained garden may well add a premium of between 5% and 20% on the sales price of your home. Real grass, sheds and outdoor seating areas are all popular features among home buyers.
How is your garden looking at the moment?
We would love to see pictures of your outdoor space, and we’re always happy to suggest ways in which you could improve your kerbside appeal to attract buyers if you choose to sell your home later in the year. You can call us on 01524 843322.