2. Fix your fence
If your fence is looking a bit worn, give it some TLC. Make sure it’s standing up straight and any grass around the bottom is trimmed and tidy.
Use a water-blaster to remove dirt or mildew and think about giving it a fresh coat of paint or stain if it needs it.
3. Go green
A well-tended front garden creates instant appeal and is a great way to show buyers that your home is worth a look.
If you're not sure what to plant, go with low maintenance shrubs - New Zealand natives are ideal. Think about how you can create a sense of privacy and calm.
Bark or crushed shells can be used to cover any patches of bare earth, and rocks, railway sleepers or bricks make inexpensive garden borders.
Don't have a garden? Add some colourful pots or planter boxes. Herbs, perennials or succulents are a good option - they add colour and fragrance. A staggered, asymmetrical arrangement helps to create a dynamic setting.
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