Start your New Year with a New and Amazing Garden

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Many homes for sale in Philadelphia, in areas such as Main Line and Wayne, are opting for garden makeovers to attract a larger number of home buyers. These home owners are changing their gardens to usher in the New Year with a “bloom” rather than a bang. Here is a closer look at a few fantastic ideas that will help your gardens look better.

Simple Changes

From planting a new vegetable garden to staging with inviting outdoor furniture, all the amazing tips below require very little financial investment by home owners. Moreover, they require very little effort at all. Most of these items can be purchased online. Most importantly, each of these changes will make the appeal of the homes for sale in Main Line, Philadelphia significantly greater.

Plant a Tree or Two

Trees are truly one great way to improve the look and feel of any garden. In fact, some homes for sale in Wayne, PA have benefitted from a local program of street tree planting along their front lawn. This program adds shade, continuity of appearance along the street and gives the neighborhood more of an established look. It is also a great green idea, improving our ecosystem. Of course, in order to always plant a tree in the right place, it helps to contact the experts. Ask for references in the Main Line area from the agents at www.findahomeinpa.com.

Go Faux

Go Faux
Most gardens emphasize the natural—plants, water fountains and rocks. While this makes for a great garden, there is a trend to add artistic man-made elements to gardens (see Chihuly’s work, above) for the juxtaposition that it provides. Whether it is blue pebbles instead of real water or a few faux decorative flowers instead of real ones, a few sculptural elements, they will make your garden look great.

Add the Unusual Shrub or Flower

Many of the homes for sale in Philadelphia have turned to native plants that have gone out of favor over the years, but do very well here. Native bulbs, rhododendrons, hellebores, and ground covers will look fresh and unusual, requiring less care than the hybrids transplanted species from the Far East.

Bring in Furniture

A great way to update your garden is to add furniture. More often than not, most homes have extra or old furniture that is not in use. Bring some of this furniture outside. Even a few chairs will make the garden look great!

Of course, if you feel that the furniture you have will not do, try purchasing some old furniture. You can even find some great ideas online or make your own furniture – custom and affordable.

Do something you haven’t done before

More often than not, it’s the little things that not only make gardens great to look at but make them feel more inviting.

For really inspiring gardens, try changing as many elements as you can. Switch the old plants in for newer, brighter, livelier, easier to maintain and/or bigger plants. For gardens without vegetables, the start of the New Year is a great time to add a vegetable plot. As garden elements are replaced, you will soon find yourself wishing you had done it earlier.

All of these changes are affordable, simple and a great way to kick start the home-buying and selling season. Of course, if you are looking for homes for sale in Philadelphia, such as homes for sale in Wayne, PA, take a look at www.findahomeinpa.com. After all, the perfect garden is one in a new home you truly love.

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Hear from our Clients

  • "We were so pleased that a co-worker recommended someone in the area that she trusted. Boy, did we strike gold on all counts. You are amazing!"
  • "Instead of trying to take advantage of conflicts of interest, she puts the client's interests first."
  • "Linda is a hardworking, proactive and knowledgeable realtor. Throughout the process of finding and buying our new home, she was always responsive and kept us up to date on every detail."
  • "Linda and the group at Sage are the right fit. You won’t find more knowledgeable, prepared and professional agents."
  • "Linda and Tracey really know the Main Line area."
  • "Throughout the entire process we never doubted that she always had our best interests in mind. We wouldn’t consider anyone else when buying a home on the Main Line."
  • "From start to finish, Linda brought to bear a most helpful combination of experience, knowledge, attention and integrity on a somewhat complicated transaction. There was never any doubt that she represented our interests."
  • "Her knowledge of the area helped us quickly narrow our search and ultimately scored us an amazing home in an incredible neighborhood."
  • "It is hard to trust when you are not sure of the rules of the game. Working with Linda made us feel like we were family. Linda took her time to relay and explain everything in detail."
  • "Linda’s honesty and real estate savviness made for a wonderful home buying experience!"

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