4 green tips to add value to your Christchurch property
 
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Grow the value of your Christchurch Property with a Garden

If you are looking at selling your Christchurch property in the distant future, you’ll be amazed how much you can get done in a weekend and how far $1,000 will take you when it comes to adding value to your home. Investing a small amount of time and money in your garden can add a lot of value to your home, both in the short and long term.

Plant today for tomorrow’s future

If you are not planning on selling your home straight away, there is no reason why you cannot start thinking ahead for when the time comes to put your house on the Christchurch property market. Planting trees today that will mature over time is a great investment in your property’s value. Not only does mature trees make your home more desirable, but a fully grown and properly placed tree can also cut down on cooling costs in the Summer. Mature landscaping is great for the overall environment, and creates a habitat for bird life and adds valuable curb appeal to your home.

It’s what’s on the outside that counts

The exterior of your home is what potential buyers first take a look at, and this goes for the garden and surrounding landscape as it does the physical exterior of your home. By turning your front and backyard into a destination hot spot, you are not only making your home look good but essentially creating more space for potential buyers to count as they would a spare bedroom. All year round an outdoor area is a top selling point for when the Summer time rolls around.

Low maintenance is high value

Low maintenance landscaping is not only easy to manage but also saves you and potential buyers money in the long run. There is no doubt that shrubs and colourful plants will make your home look more appealing, but when it comes time to invest in some flora and fauna – think green. Purchasing evergreen plants means there are no leaves to rake up in Autumn and investing in native plants that are drought tolerant are always a winner as they require less water and less maintenance. People want to be able to enjoy their garden, not spend their time working in it.

Eat what you plant

A garden also adds value to your Christchurch home if it provides you with food! Small urban gardens are becoming increasingly popular and in tough economic times can save you a lot of money when it comes to buying produce. The most common misconception is that you need a lot of space for an urban garden to thrive, however a small space such as 200 metre squared space is all you need!