There is little doubt that landscaping your outdoor space and adding a water garden feature can increase your home’s saleability. Whilst water fountains may not actually add to the market value of your home, they can certainly increase the likelihood of it being sold. New home seekers are often swayed by a feature in a house they are viewing. It might be a particularly good view from a window or an original fire place. Certainly, attractive water fountains in well-kept gardens are very desirable features for those searching for a new home. If your house is likely to appeal to a family or an older couple, then an attractive garden may well become a major selling point for you.
Giving your garden a make-over need not be expensive. The key is to plan ahead and begin work some months before you wish to put your house on the market. If your lawn is full of weeds and dead patches, then it will be worth adding a very good feed and weed product and sprinkling some more grass seeds over the thinning areas of lawn. Planting a few shrubs which will be flowering around the time you wish to sell is also a great idea, as is strategically placing a few tubs with flowering shrubs or bulbs where they can be seen from the house. Water fountains should also be placed where they can be easily spotted, perhaps within a circle of ornamental gravel.
If you simply wish to dress your garden for prospective viewers, there is little point buying one of the larger, more expensive water fountains, but it is always best to choose one made of stone rather than the cheaper resin. The stone variety will quickly mellow and look as though they have been in your garden for many years, whereas resin fountains can look more garish and out of place. Smaller stone fountains are inexpensive and are not particularly difficult to install, unlike the larger varieties with which you are likely to need professional help. Many of the smaller fountains can be fitted into your garden quite easily without costing you a fortune.
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