Saturday May 13th, 2017

While gardening is all the rage among suburbanites and urbanites, does your garden add to the appeal of your home?

It could if it is staged correctly, by adding an emotional incentive to the buyer to make this house their home. One thing to think of is, just like with staging the inside of your house; you want to do the same to the outside. No one intends to inherit a mess, and more so, no one wants to pay for one.

That said, you do not have to be Fredrick Law Olmstead, nor even a green thumb to clean up your yard, flower boxes, or your garden. Even with the rain, you should be able to get out there, and till a few rows into that rich organic garden, you have been cultivating over the years. Plant some easy to maintain species like Marigolds, Geraniums, maybe two species of Basil (I like Sweet Basil and Purple Basil), and Baby Bell Peppers. 4 to 7 plants properly spaced and lightly cared for will give you the look of a maintained garden adding to the exterior aesthetics of the property, along with the possible addition of sentimental appeal. Planting easy to maintain yet nostalgia-inducing fauna is a great way to add distinction to your home.

The most important thing to remember is a picture is worth a thousand words and first impressions are everything; to elicit the desired buyer response, one wants to present their home in the most desirable manner. Your yard and garden not excluded.

Today I stopped by the Sudbury Garden Club’s Annual Plan sale and picked up a few things for our yard, check your local town or city calendar for more great plant sales throughout the summer!

Your Loyal Realtor,

Keavin Duffy Jr.