Published: 06/04/2018 By Bianca KeatingIt finally feels like spring, the sun has been shining for the last few days and we thought this would be an ideal time to blog about gardens.
Having outside space in London is a wonderful thing, being a little retreat from busy city life, and a massive selling point for any home. As estate agents we are often asked for outside space as a special requirement for our buyers and renters.
So this week we are going to look at tips to improve your space, big or small as we believe these tips could improve aspects of your Garden and add value to your home.
According to Garden Design Magazine including quality handcrafted features such as a bird’s house or a stone water fountain is a must have for the garden. These features also work perfectly to include natural habitats for wildlife in your garden giving a home to bird’s, frogs and butterflies.
Why not try using plants instead of fences to create enclosures in the gardens, though we wouldn’t recommend this if you are trying to create an enclosure for a pet!
Below we have some suggestions for planting and sowing, we are very aware living in London does not always allow you to have the outdoor space required for growing vegetables or fruit that’s why we have included some plants and fruits you can grow indoors.
Country living magazine suggest Al fresco living, which I’m sure a lot of people with outside space already incorporate on a warm evening. Another suggestion is to include Pantone colours of the year into the garden by planting violet plants and using violet pots. Over the summer months these spaces can become an extra room as you throw the doors wide open and plonk yourself down with a G&T whilst admiring your green fingered handiwork Growing your own fruit and veg is also an idea that I’m sure most of us have pondered but never got round to actually doing. According to the Royal Horticultural Society, March is the perfect time of the year to sow seeds such as; sweet peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, aubergines, celery, salads and globe artichokes.
Also planting of onions, shallots and garlic sets and cranberries and lingonberries. For more information on sowing and planting fruit and veg please then we suggest you visit the experts https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/grow-your-own/in-month/march
Not everyone has the luxury of having a garden but don’t despair! There are many plants, fruits and veg that you can grow without a garden, although the requirements vary depending on what you are trying to grow.
The best house plants that can improve the quality of the air inside your home according to Pinterest are Aloe Vera, Areca Palm, Baby Rubber, Bamboo Palm, Boston Fern, Mass Cane, Ficus Alii and Gerbera daisy.
According to naturallivingideas.com there are also 18 edibles you can grow in your own home without a garden such as Tomatoes, Bell peppers, Potatoes, Beans , Carrots, Radishes, Spinach, Lettuce, Kale , Swiss Chard and Arugula.
For more info on how to do this please visit the link below.
We hope you have enjoyed reading our blog, and can use some of the tips in your Garden or home. As estate agents we are always interested in the current trends and how home owners and landlords could possibly improve their properties whether that be for yourself or future tenants. At Lawson Rutter “assuring you of our best attention” is our motto. So if you are looking for a New home for your family, whether it be to buy or rent. Or you are thinking about putting your property on the Market then why don’t you give us a call for a free non obligatory valuation.