Whether it’s a shady courtyard, a roof terrace or a family sized back garden, the reality is that first impressions count when it comes to enticing buyers into your home.
So once the last stroke of paint has dried in the hall, the curtains have been dry cleaned and the children packed off to school, it’s time to focus your energies on whipping your outside space into shape and making whatever you have small, medium or large, look well cared for and inviting.
In Prime Central London gardens and terrace tend to be all about planting without a nod to the seasons, loads of box hedging, topiary and evergreen arrangements, which definitely looks smart and is easy to maintain, but can result in a look that lacks variety in style and composition, looking pretty much the same in summer as in winter.
There are many varied evergreen and herbaceous plants which can also be incorporated for their contrasting textures, flowers and year round interest. Plants that are both reliable and will reward you with changing displays of colour, texture or scent, to provide relief from the usual evergreen formality and lack of movement. If you have space in a garden, it’s worth considering and taking advice on planting a specimen trees sourced from a specialist nursery to create visual impact and perhaps detract from an ugly object in eye range.
Clever informed use of planting can create a planting scheme that is individual and reflects a particular location, complementing the architectural building and the interior styling. Take advice on the garden’s aspect, the soil type and micro climate and plant species and you can create a more eye catching scheme that attracts admiring glances and boosts your home’s wow factor before any potential buyer has even walked inside.