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How to Add Value to Your Home With Your Garden

How to Add Value to Your Home With Your Garden

When most people think of adding value to their home, they’re likely to focus on specific aspects of their homes and how they can be improved. For example, a lick of paint, a new roof, perhaps a refurbed garage. While these things are all well and good, let’s not forget one of the biggest spaces on your property: the garden.

How well you look after your garden can be a dealbreaker for many buyers, which is why, this month, we’re going to take a look at some simple additions you can make to your garden that will add value to your home.

garden shed amongst shrubs and trees

A shed

A well-built shed or outdoor building is a surefire way of adding value to a home. It provides essential storage for gardening equipment and, if big enough, can even double up as a place

to relax or work. The size of the shed will be important to most home buyers, as a shed that’s considered too small could end up being considered an inconvenience.

A high-quality patio area

When you sell your property to someone, you don’t just want to try and sell them the physical space, you want to sell them a lifestyle. That is, you want to make sure that it’s easy for buyers to see themselves living in and enjoying your garden. That’s why you should consider having a patio installed, complete with a full set of garden furniture. 

Here at Gardenscapes, we’re experts when it comes to the design and installation of patios, so if you need help dreaming up something that will capture the attention of potential buyers, we’d be more than happy to help.

Perimeter shrubs and fencing

One of the most important things that people consider when buying a new home: privacy. With homes seemingly getting smaller and closer together, privacy is becoming an even rarer commodity, so if you can manage to offer it through your garden, then this is an excellent way of adding value to your home. 

But how can you do this? Well, we would recommend opting for perimeter shrubs or fencing. Fencing is an excellent way to maintain privacy in your garden, but you might have to square things with your neighbour first if the fence will be shared with them.

Outdoor lighting

Not only can outdoor lighting make your home look stunning, it also allows you to enjoy your garden well into the evening, particularly in summer. Of course, potential buyers might not be able to see these lights in action when they come to view your property in the day, so if you do go down this route, it might be worth suggesting evening viewings to estate agents.


If you need help adding value to your property through your garden, contact Gardenscapes today. With a wealth of experience providing the highest quality gardening and paving services, including hard and soft landscaping in Guildford and Reigate, we’re the perfect people to help. Give us a call.



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  • Richard

    Gardenscapes have just finished a 5 month project rebuilding part of the garden and replacing the drive. The hard and soft landscape works were comple...ted to a very high standard. Neal and Ainsley were a pleasure to work with and we would be happy to recommend Gardenscapes.

    9 months ago

  • Brian And Vanessa

    Gardenscapes installed steel edging to all the lawns in our garden. The work was carried out precisely as promised, to the highest standard and looks...great. The best aspect was the friendly service that we received - it was a pleasure to have Neal and Ainsley on site and nothing was too much trouble. I have no hesitation in recommending them for any garden project.

    1 year ago

  • Alex P, Leigh

    We have used Gardenscapes for a number of projects over the years including a driveway extension, new patio and creation of raised flower beds. Always...very happy with the commmunication and quality of the work and I would happily use them again.

    1 year ago

  • Sam

    Neal came round and quoted, talked us through the options and guided us to the best type of grass and base for our artificial grass. It was easy with...great communication, the work was Carried out on the day he said he was available which was very quick considering it was spring 4 years on out garden looks just as good, and we are so so happy we went with Neals advise! Thank you

    1 year ago

  • Sarah

    Gardenscapes laid a new patio and driveway for us and replaced our side alley gate. They were approachable and happy to answer queries from the very b...eginning. We were very pleased with the work, it was completed to a very high standard.

    1 year ago

  • Lynda Burnell

    Ainsley understood exactly what we were hoping to achieve . He and his team did a brilliant job, very pleased with the result.

    1 year ago

  • Alan

    Having sourced several quotes for a complete garden overhaul, we commissioned Gardenscapes upon meeting Neal and Ainsley - who listened to our brief, well as advised appropriately. They reviewed our requirements and discussed what would work best based on their experience and expertise. This is something we wanted in a landscape specialist: rather than just doing what the client wants. We have a mossy and boggy area of the garden thanks to the constant shade of a huge oak and we welcomed their gentle and expert advice on what would - and wouldn't - work in this section of the garden. The works consisted of removing existing paving and decking, garden levelling, providing astroturf samples at different price points as well as paving options and subsequent installations as well as a new tiered level. The Gardenscapes team were consultative throughout and extremely polite, respectful and tidy. they turned up early, worked hard all day and their communication from start to finish was superb and professional. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them. We are thoroughly pleased with their work, value for money, and results.

    1 year ago

  • Sally Berryman

    In 2016 Neal’s Team installed a shed in out garden. The location beside the house was unstable so the shed was placed on top of a platform creat...ed by Neal and his team. In 2018 the team built a sun deck area in a different part of the garden. This too has successful.

    1 year ago

  • Emily Dye

    We had a new patio laid and a soak away put into our lawn. Neal and his colleague were professional, thorough and tidy, and completed our job to a hig...h standard. Highly recommend

    1 year ago

  • Pammie

    Where do I begin? Neal was the only guy to actually ask me what I wanted in my garden rather than telling me what I should have. That greatly impresse...d me and I was not disappointed in his work or his workforce. He completely relandscaped my back garden including a pond. Highly recommend this company.

    1 year ago

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