TAFE Yallah teacher offers tips on helping sellers prepare their property exterior for market this spring

OFFERING ADVICE: Dean Cox, a parks and garden teacher at TAFE Yallah has offered a series of tips to prepare a property for the peak spring selling season. Picture: Supplied
OFFERING ADVICE: Dean Cox, a parks and garden teacher at TAFE Yallah has offered a series of tips to prepare a property for the peak spring selling season. Picture: Supplied

As the highly-anticipated spring selling season approaches, an Illawarra expert has offered tips for helping sellers prepare their property’s exterior for market. 

Dean Cox is currently a parks and garden teacher at TAFE Yallah.

He offered these suggestions for preparing a property to be more appealing to prospective buyers: 

*Remove any unwanted shrubbery and trees.

*Address lawn areas. “You can aerate your lawn, fertilise your lawn and water it from this time on,” he said. 

“Work on the lawn area, the turf area, and aerate or possibly re-turf. If you’re re-turfing that’s fine, but if you’re just going to give your lawn a lift, look at aerating.”

*Keep tabs on current trends. “Look at current trends, and how some people are now looking more towards succulence and succulent plants that are low maintenance and low water. They’re quite trendy at the moment.”

*Re-mulch the garden. “I’d definitely be adding new mulch for the visual.”

*Keep it modern. “Are the plants, say, 25 years old? It might be a good idea to bring them up to be more this time and period to make things more appealing.

“I would be removing plants that hark back to one or two decades ago, and bringing plants up to more modern fashions and more adaptable ideas where people have less time.”