Do gardens add value to properties?

Do gardens add value to properties? We are often asked this question and the answer is a definite yes! A well planned garden can add 20% to the value of your property. Based on the average UK house price, that’s a whopping £60,000. But don’t worry, you don’t need to spend anywhere near that amount to transform your outdoor space. Here are our tips to adding value through your garden…

A contemporary garden

Keep it simple

Most people are attracted to low maintenance, simple gardens. We can help design your garden to ensure the structure is well thought through and planting provides year round interest without year round hard work!

Consider an outdoor room

More and more of us are moving our lifestyles outdoors. Whether it’s an outdoor office, yoga shack or den for the kids, having an outdoor space where we can relax whatever the weather is a great addition to your home. Consider adding electricity and insulation to make it extra usable and more appealing to buyers.

Outdoor room

Have good boundaries

People like to have privacy in their gardens and feel safe. Make sure you have good quality boundaries. A fabulous fence can be a wonderful backdrop to your planting. Or opt for a handsome hedge for a greener boundary. Add height with trees and pergolas too which will also help with privacy.

Create relaxing/entertaining spaces

Having a well designed place to relax, dine or entertain is important in gardens. Many buyers are put off by decking as it can be high maintenance so consider a lovely natural stone patio. In-built seating is particularly attractive and great for using the garden all year round.

In built seating

Mask any noise

If you live in a noisy area, add nicer noise to detract. Plants such as bamboo, water features, chimes etc will all help make your garden more relaxing.

Bin the whirly

We always recommend retractable lines to our clients. They are much easier to use and put away so you don’t have an ugly clothes dryer in the middle of your garden.

Reflect the buyer

Perhaps your house is a family home, if so make sure your garden reflects that with space for outdoor dining as well as a good sized lawn for kids to run around. If you are aiming at an older buyer, consider adding in some raised beds to allow gardening at an easier height.

Family garden

If you need more advice on re-designing your garden to suit you as well as future potential buyer get in touch to arrange a design consultation.

All at Vialii


Grow Your Own Strawberries

We just love growing our own fruit and you can pretty much find us in our raspberry patch at this time of year, catching the end of those rosy jewels! But we think we would like to grow some more strawberries for next summer. Did you know what now is the perfect time to plant them? Here is what you need to do to grow your own strawberries…

I've only got eyes for yummy strawberries!

I’ve only got eyes for yummy strawberries!

You will need:

To grow your strawberries:

Here is a wonderful visual from the people at Sainsbury’s bank which shows you what you need to do…

Sainsbury’s Bank Guide to Grow your own strawberries


By next summer you will be picking the delicious fruit from your windowsill!


Lulu & Tilda x