23 May

Gardens can 'add value' to properties

Gardens can 'add value' to properties

Property values could be boosted by as much as 20 per cent if they have a reasonably large garden, a spokesperson for Gardener's World Magazine has said.

Lucy Hall stated that "families in particular are crying out for safe and private space", whether they are in a town or the countryside.

She noted that the appearance of a garden can also affect a buyer's decision and recommended that sellers de-clutter their outside space before a viewing.

In addition, they could plant easy-grow seeds such as poppies to add colour to the garden and clear any dead plants and weeds, Ms Hall suggested.

A recent survey from Lloyds TSB Insurance revealed that hot tubs are the item British people would most like to have in their garden, followed by decking and a water feature.

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