I’m a real estate expert – how simple garden tweaks can add THOUSANDS to the value of your home

GARDENS are becoming a staple of the home.

The right garden can even add thousands of dollars to the value of your home and increase it by as much as 20% with the appropriate additions.


The condition of your yard can play a big part in the value of your home when it comes time to sell itPhoto credit: Getty
A good sized shed is a great addition to a garden for storage purposes


A good sized shed is a great addition to a garden for storage purposesPhoto credit: Getty

CJ Hole shares several ways to improve your yard and detailed how you can add value to your home with a few simple fixes.


A beautiful looking garden makes your home more attractive. And if you plan to sell it soon, make an effort to make it look stunning.

Be sure to mow, water, and feed your lawn. Also, get rid of pesky weeds that pop up in unwanted places like the patio and flower beds.


Staging a home is something that is commonly done when trying to sell it, and this practice should extend to your backyard.

This way your buyers get a clear picture of the full potential of your garden.

Plant colorful flowers, place chairs and tables on your terrace or patio and don’t forget a parasol. With these additions, buyers can see all the possibilities of their potential new homes.


Storage is an important part of the home, and a yard is the perfect place to get some of it.

A nice sized shed allows potential new owners to store things like lawn mowers, bikes and other large items. Make sure it is properly locked for security reasons.


With children and pets, it’s not uncommon for potential homebuyers to be concerned about the safety of their yard.

A good way to ensure this is to add locks when needed and fill in gaps in fences or gates.


Make your garden feel “complete” by adding plants that are already mature.

If you don’t have time to plant flowers, planted pots will do the job. They give your garden the necessary splash of color and can be easily transferred to your new home if you move.


A water feature is one way to give your garden a unique and chic look.

Invest in a beautiful fountain and delight future potential home buyers.


Creative lighting gives your garden that extra wow factor that it may be lacking. And aside from making your garden look amazing, garden lighting comes in handy for nighttime use.

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