When you’ve got a garden to fill and a budget to keep to, budget plants can be ideal items to add to your shopping list. You’d be looking for ones that offer long flowering times, require little maintenance, can thrive in a multitude of conditions or just quite plainly have free-flowing growth habits.
Beautiful gardens make a property stand out and buyers would pay more for a simple, well- maintained garden. “A good first impression could make a world of difference as you have a chance to influence how potential buyers feel about your home before they even step inside. If you are considering selling or buying in the near future, a neat, well-manicured, and easy to maintain garden could be a deal breaker when it comes to adding value to your property” says Craig Hutchison, CEO Engel & Völkers Southern Africa. “There’s no need to spend a fortune, buyers can be put off by spaces that look tricky to maintain - basic weeding, pruning and adding a bit of colour to your beds will have the desired effect”.
The Bedding Plant Growers Association has compiled a list of the top 6 cost effective budget plants to brighten up your beds this summer.