Homeowners looking to attract prospective buyers are urged to get their garden in the best shape possible.
Nicholas Leeming, director of propertyfinder.com, states that although many people are complacent enough to think that simply having a garden should be enough to bring in interested purchasers, the fact 85 per cent of UK homes have a green space means they need to be proactive in making their garden work for them.
Speaking to the Times, he points out that having a garden in poor condition "is more likely to put off potential buyers than attract them".
Consequently, getting to grips with a garden DIY project could be advisable, as Blaze Stojanovski – of property developer firm Blaze & Co – states those looking to sell should bear in mind their target market.
He claims that those with a home most suitable for young families may want to keep their garden simple, as people with children are likely to want a something which offers wide open spaces and needs little maintenance.
Those looking to improve their garden may also want to consider boosting its security features as Virgin Money reported that 5,000 homeowners see something stolen from this part of their home every week.