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Get creative with smaller gardens

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Get creative with smaller gardens

Gardens are becoming an increasingly important part of a house sale. People are looking more for kerb appeal, and having a simple and impressive garden is the best way to sell your house quickly.

But what if you don’t have much space outside? How can you still create an impression? Well, if your outdoor space is in short supply, have a look at our tips below to transform your garden.

  • Containers
    Containers are the perfect addition to a small space. You can plant a variety of things, and re-arrange like a jigsaw. Do bear in mind that the smaller the container, the quicker they will dry out. For a less high-maintenance space,  choose larger containers so you have to water less frequently.
  • Vertical
    Don’t just consider the floor-space when planning your garden. You can easily mount a trellis on your wall, and have a variety of climbing plants growing upwards. You can also hang small pots to the wall, but they will need more frequent watering.
  • Positioning
    Think about where you will be placing the plants carefully. Most small spaces rarely see the sun all day, so make the best use of the different areas. Most plants are fine in sunlight for 4-6 hours, although other plants, such as salads, prefer a shadier area.
  • Edibles
    Even if you only have room to plant on a window sill, you should still be able to plant and grow herbs. Salads would do well in an old gutter, or crate. You can even grown courgettes and cucumbers, but it would need a much large container. Most vegetables can be grown in a container.
  • Small space care
    Lots of different types of plants can be grown in small spaces, but they might need slightly different care to ones that are grown in larger gardens. Containers don’t hold much nutrition, so you will need to feed the plants with a multi-purpose plant food regularly. You will also have to water the plants regularly, sometimes even when it has rained.

I’m sure these tips will help you put the kerb appeal back into your small space. If you have any questions, please give us a call at Rossendale Estate Agents.