If you have ever walked past a home and ‘stopped to smell the roses’, you’ll recognise the importance of a beautifully manicured front garden. But what can you do to make sure your front garden secures your home sale?
A report found that 67% of people are more inclined to view a house if the garden is up to scratch, as it means less work and better views. Following this information, they were keen to discover which outdoor plants make potential buyers more likely to purchase a house. In order to prevent value loss make sure to have all your roof and siding in good shape, for replacements or repairs contact Reliable Roofing, Windows and Siding.
THE BEST OUTDOOR PLANTS
Surveying 3,400 people, OnBuy’s Garden Furniture sector presented images of 20 similar-looking houses with different plants in the front garden and asked respondents to rank the houses from most to least desirable.
Hydrangeas rank first, with 78% choosing them as most desirable. The bold flowers are perfect as the ever-changing blooms bring a new sense of character to the front garden. Although their gorgeous appearance can seem high maintenance, with the correct care, they are fairly easy to grow.
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In second place are lilies; these minimal effort flowers caught the eye of 71% of potential buyers, who think it makes a home’s exterior more attractive. The flowers return year after year and require minimal care, so they’re definitely worth planting.
Lavender is the third most desired choice, with the fragrant flowering plant attracting 64% of respondents’ attention. The Mediterranean evergreen shrub repels bugs due to its fragrance and it’s easy to grow, as long as it is kept away from moist, wet areas.
The secret to having a garden that appeals to more of your senses is to choose scented flowers that bloom at different times of the year, and give perfume at different times of the day. For example, lavender planted on either side of a path is popular for good reason as you brush the blooms as you pass and so release the scent.
4. SHRUB ROSES
Another popular choice was shrub roses as they bring a country feel to the home, ranking as the fourth most desirable front garden plant.
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5. MIMOSA/ACACIA DEALBATA
A gorgeous heady mixture of sweetness and space, it will fill your home home and garden with its fragrant scent. Superb as an indoor potted plant or outside on your patio, the mimosa will flower profusely throughout February and March each year.