Gardening and Home Value

Do you love gardening? Well, there just might be a way to use your green thumb to increase the value of your Michigan home!

In today’s market and especially this time of year, there are many buyers who love seeing a well-kept garden when they view a home. It’s an amenity on its own, but it’s also a sign that the current owners have cared for their property. 

But of course, when it comes to selling your Metro Detroit home, not all types of gardens are equally appealing to buyers. 

So here are some tips!


Buyers love tall trees. They provide shade, privacy, and a feeling of being in nature. They can also keep the home cool in the summer! According to the University of Washington, mature trees increase property values by between 3% and 15%!

Tidy Garden 

Naturally, your garden should be well-watered, weeded, and as pristine as possible when buyers view your home. Hearty perennials will keep the garden going year after year, meaning less spring planting and fall cleanup for the new owners. 

Popping Colors 

A garden can be a great way to create visual appeal. Planting red or pink flowers up against the backdrop of well-manicured grass is something that buyers love to see. So don’t be afraid to add some bright annuals for colors that “pop” in your garden. 

Automatic Sprinklers 

Many buyers love seeing a garden, but they may not want to spend tons of time to maintain it, so having automatic sprinklers in your garden is a HUGE bonus for them. It’ll be a little spendy to install, but it’ll be worth it when you make more money on the sale of your home! 

Now, if your garden is a bit overgrown and you’d rather sell your Southeast Michigan house as-is for cash – weeds and all! – then give Mitten Made Properties a call at (248) 883-3340. We can make you an offer within 48 hours and close in as little as two weeks. We’ll even pay all closing costs!

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