These simple New Build Planting Tips show how a little planning for and care with the soft landscaping maximises appeal and help secure buyers.
New Build Planting Tips – Buck the Trend…
This advice to purchasers of new houses comes from the RHS:
“In new developments, existing top soil is usually removed prior to building; construction traffic then compacts the exposed sub-soil. Debris and surplus aggregates may be discarded and covered over when soil is brought in to landscape the site. This results in an unnatural soil profile and a poor rooting environment for plants.”
This is what purchasers have come to expect. But with a little extra thought and care, and by following the New Build Planting Tips, you can exceed expectations and tell your prospective purchasers that:
The garden soil has been thoroughly prepared and is ready for additional planting
The thick wood chip mulch will keep moisture in and weeds out
No man-made materials have been buried under the garden
Any stone and brick rubble underneath has been covered with sufficient, good quality top soil for future planting
The lawn(s), too, has been laid with care using appropriate grass varieties
The hedging and edging plants are all evergreen, hardy, reliable and low-maintenance
The containers have been filled with compost appropriate to the plant(s) they contain
Even if they do nothing more to their garden, it will look good, have colour and mature into a practical and even more attractive space
…and Reap the Benefits
Generally, little marketing use can be made of the garden spaces – beyond just pointing out they’re there. But, by following the suggestions above, the garden can be used to sell the property in the same way that German white goods, a stylish power-shower or a low energy rating can and do.
As we’ve said before, gardens really do sell houses.