Boost property value by £57,000 with free home improvement - it 'works wonders'

UK house with garden

A garden can add value to a property

Sarra Gray

By Sarra Gray

Published: 31/08/2023

- 13:39

Updated: 31/08/2023

- 15:56

Around 70 per cent of buyers would pay more for a property with a garden and updating this does not need to cost a thing

There are lots of home improvements, big and small, that can add value to a property.

Looking to the garden is also a great way to bump how much buyers are willing to pay.

In fact, research suggests Britons will pay up to 20 per cent more for a property with a good garden.

The average property price was £288,000 in June 2023, according to the Office of National Statistics, meaning a 20 per cent boost could be around £57,600.

Man mowing grass

A well kept lawn can be appealing to potential buyers


Lawn care expert from Rolawn Jonathan Hill said: "A well-kept lawn can significantly enhance the appearance of your house and garden and improve the overall saleability and value of your home."

The expert shared his top tips on how to improve the garden and add appeal by focusing on a healthy lawn.

Jonathan continued: "Overgrown grass can look unkept and unloved and put potential buyers off.

"Keep your lawn neat and make sure to edge it to keep lines tidy."

He added it is important to keep the lawn tidy and free from weeds and clutter.

"Weeds are less likely to thrive in good quality, healthy turf so leaving them to grow gives the impression of a poor quality lawn," he added.

"Most weeds can be easily dug out.

"Give your lawn a light rake to remove leaves, twigs, thatch and any other debris that has gathered.

"Leaving objects such as furniture, blankets, BBQs and garden equipment can cause yellow patches which, although often temporary, can look unsightly."

Property with big garden

Buyers could pay 20 per cent more for a nice garden


Keeping garden toys and accessories out of sight for house viewings will make the home more appealing to buyers, the expert said.

Jonathan also suggested re-turfing a lawn if it is looking past its best.

He continued: "If the lawn has suffered and looks tired beyond quick repair, laying new turf can work wonders for your garden’s appeal and can add more value.

"Repair bare patches in your lawn with turf or grass seed."

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