Increasing the Value of Your House With Garden Improvements

Ever thought you could increase the value of your house by improving your garden? Well, you’re correct. There are lots of ways to increase your property value via your garden. In this article we’ll list a few ways you can harness the power of your garden, big or small. Read along to find out how you can make improvements to your garden.

Design & Layout

Like everything, gardens need careful thinking when it comes to the design and layout. If you have a smaller garden, being cautious not to overcrowd your garden is crucial. A pen and paper may be useful when it comes to deciding how to plan your garden. It’s even easier if you can keep things to scale. This helps with planning garden furniture and improvements.

When planning the design of the garden, it helps to envision a theme. A theme can be anything from contemporary to a wildflower garden. Keeping with the same theme will make the garden look not out of place and unnatural. Potential buyers will have a keen eye and notice any oddities about the garden that they may have to fix.

Utilising Decking

Decking is again becoming a trend throughout the garden and landscaping industry. Unlike patios, decking doesn’t need the same level of prep and planning. This makes the initial investment much lower and affordable. Whilst a patio can be a great addition to a garden,  composite flooring is more eco friendly. Composite decking is produced by using recycled plastic. It’s also a much harder wearing alternative to wooden decking.

If your garden is on a decline, decking might be the best option. Using a raised deck is more affordable than moving land and building retaining walls. Well constructed decking can add around 5% to the value of a house. Decking is one of the more affordable and worthwhile investments.

Garden Rooms

Garden rooms are one of the more costly investments to add to your garden. Garden rooms are perfect for a variety of reasons. One of the main reasons being a garden office or home gym. They offer a space for growing families, a space to work(out) without having to go to the office or gym. Garden rooms are often sold as prefabricated units and then built in your garden. As garden rooms are usually built with high quality materials, they can be expensive.

Unlike conservatories, garden rooms are separate from the house. This allows for more freedom when planning and building. Garden rooms are also insulated meaning they’re ideal year round. Adding a garden room to your garden can increase property value by a massive 15%.

Patio & Paving

Whilst being more expensive than decking, a patio is a great way to add value to your house. Patio is very hard wearing and can last 10+ years without needing repairs. Be aware though, patio repairs are much more expensive than decking repairs.

Deciding between patio or decking depends on two things. Return on investment and personal preference. Decking is cheaper and will provide better returns on investment. Sometimes, this is not enough for some people who want a patio. Patio can look high-quality and be more bespoke than decking.

Plants & Trees

As long as you’re happy tending to your garden, plants are the perfect addition. Plants and trees add sublime finish to your garden and will tie it all together. If you’re planning on staying in your property for some time to come, trees are a rewarding endeavour. A well planted and looked after tree will be there for years after you decide to move.

Plants and trees can attract the eye of potential buyers. Mature and beautiful gardens, although higher maintenance, are naturally more appealing. A well presented garden can add up to 20% to the value of your house. If you’re planning on listing your house for sale, a quick trip to the garden centre might be worthwhile.


Keeping on top of maintenance can mean your garden is in the best condition possible. Even without any of the other investments, having a clean and tidy garden will increase value. Freshly mowed lawn, sharp cut edges and trimmed plants can draw in potential buyers. Consider fertilising your lawn to make it bright green in the spring/summer sun.

Wrapping up

Deciding between one or a few of these options can be difficult and depend on budget. If you’re handy with tools and have some spare time, you can tackle some of these yourself. Whether it’s decking or a garden room, you’ll have great return on investments. High quality materials are the key to a long lasting investment.