As the weather gets warmer your outdoor space becomes more and more valuable. When it comes to selling, some buyers are willing to spend much more for the luxury of a well-kept garden.

Follow our easy tips on how to spruce up your garden ready for the summer months:

A simple Spring clean

Digging up weeds, mowing the lawn and scrubbing the patio may be all it takes to transform the area. You could even give the garden shed and fences a fresh lick of paint to give your outdoor space a new lease of life. These minor improvements will make your garden look much neater and more inviting.

Get Planting

Planting bedding plants in flower beds or pots is one of the most budget friendly ways to brighten up your garden. Opting for ready-grown flowers, such as Pansies, Violas and Chrysanthemums offer an immediate improvement, whereas seeds and bulbs take a little more patience.

Add some lighting 

Give your garden a welcoming glow by adding some ambient lighting. You could wrap fairy lights around trees or hedges, position lanterns on the patio or simply place candles on the garden table. You could even hang string lights above your seating area for a cosy feel.


You may think soft furnishings are restricted to indoor use but adding brightly coloured cushions and blankets will really jazz up your seating area. They’ll also come in handy on those cooler summer nights!