Whether you’re selling your property or looking for a reliable tenant, kerb appeal couldn’t be more important. Ensuring a prospective buyer or tenant gets the right first impression of your property is key and growing plants will certainly help you to achieve this goal. Read below for our top ideas that will help you achieve this goal.
You won’t want to leave expensive flowers and shrubbery behind if you’re relocating and if you’re attracting tenants, you can’t always rely on them to care for your garden in the same way that you would. With this in mind, we have listed below 5 effective plants to create the desired effect.
1. Create vertical interest
Plant pots can be taken with you when you move home, and they can be used to create a cheerful and positive first impression of your property. Sweet-Peas can easily be planted inside a pot, and when given a bamboo wigwam to grow up, they can add perfume, colour, and height effortlessly. Even better, sweet peas make an excellent choice for cut flowers too, so pop a few into a vase before each viewing and connect your outdoor and indoor spaces perfectly.
2. Self-sufficient Daylilies
If you’re a landlord and looking for an attractive plant to make your property look beautiful but without giving your prospective tenants onerous gardening tasks, daylilies could be just what you’re looking for. Reliable, low-maintenance, resistant to disease, and tolerant of inclement weather, daylilies come in many colours and look perfect along pathways since they perform well in all high-traffic areas.
3. Relaxing Lavender
Thanks to its calming perfume, lavender is a great choice for planting in pots close to the front door. Incredibly tough and resilient, this hardy perennial adds a beautiful splash of colour while putting tenants and buyers at ease during their viewing, thanks to its relaxing aroma.
4. Quick colour in Baskets
Hanging baskets represent a great way to turn any garden into a lively, colourful spot, and, as a bonus, you can take them with you when you move! Choose easy to care for, bright blooms like Lobelias, Begonias and Petunias for a vibrant first impression.
5. Follow the Spiller, Filler, Thriller rules
Mixed planted containers are a great way to brighten up your home’s entrance, and the secret to success is to follow the three rules of “spiller”, “filler”, and “thriller”. Choose a trailing plant such as Ivy to cascade over the pot’s edge as the “spiller”, and low-lying annuals like Petunias or Lobelias that covers the soil between as the “filler”. When it comes to the “thriller”, you need something tall and dramatic, like ornamental grasses or Canna Lilies that give a tropical aesthetic.
If you’re ready to sell your house or you’re looking for a reliable tenant for your rental property, our experienced team at Perry Bishop are here to help. Give us a call today.