Benefits of Gardening

The joys and benefits of gardening have been shared by many who enjoy getting down and dirty planting, nurturing, weeding, and harvesting.

Gardening has seen a resurgence in popularity recently. Contributing factors for the increase in home gardening include the tough economic climate, rising food costs, desire to decrease carbon footprints, and increase in awareness and desire for organically grown foods.

Benefits Of Gardening
Backyard gardens can be an enjoyable hobby for any individual or family, but the benefits of healthy, homegrown foods does not stop there. If you are considering selling your house, a vegetable or herb garden can be a nice selling point.

You do not have to be a gardening expert to have a successful garden. You don’t have to have a huge backyard, either. There are many options for planting gardens, and depending on your needs, likes, and space, there is one that is just right for you. Consider starting a kitchen herb garden. Rosemary, thyme, oregano, dill, basil, cilantro, and the list goes on and on. When potential homebuyers see your tidy, well-tended garden, they are likely to visualize themselves living in the house and cooking in the kitchen - all of which will make your house stand out above the rest in their mind.

Vegetables gardens can make a big impact on homebuyers, also. The availability of fresh, ripe produce just outside the house is not only a charming thought, but one that will highlight healthy lifestyle benefits to potential buyers.

If you have already made green upgrades to your house, for example, adding Energy Star appliances, low-flow toilets and faucets, extra insulation in the attic, and/or tankless water heater, then a vegetable garden will make a perfect addition to highlight your environmentally friendly home. Just imagine the impact of having fresh, organic, homegrown treats in the kitchen for potential buyers to snack on while viewing your house.

Not only will gardens accentuate the other green options in your house, they are a beautiful, eye-catching attraction to your yard. Colorful fruits and vegetables and lush green foliage all add a unique beauty and character to the yard. If you have the money to spend, consider adding a potager. This french term meaning ornamental kitchen garden can transform a backyard into a stunning showpiece. Using paths, decorative accents, and intentional positioning of plants, potagers offer year round vegetation, produce, and charming visual appeal.

The benefits of gardening are many, and if you are looking to sell your house, gardening can be advantageous in a way you never thought. Homebuyers are looking for good deals and good houses. What do most consider to be a good house? Not just a home that fits their needs at the right price, but more and more buyers are desiring eco-friendly houses with “green” upgrades and a vegetable or herb garden in your backyard is an environmentally friendly upgrade and a “green” selling point.

If your yard is too damaged for gardening or if you would like to sell your house as is for cash, contact 1-800-44-BUYER or visit

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