I LOVE MY GARDEN,UNFORTUNATELY SO DO MY GROUNDHOGS!!!!
Being an avid gardener I am biased. I won't deny it. But as a veteran Realtor I am convinced that a veggie garden can be the perfect side dish to helping sell your home in central Texas, and College Station in the spring time season.
In this "Green Focused" world we live in springtime flowers in the front yard of a home are terrific for creating great street appeal. But when it comes to great backyard eye candy , a handsome veggie garden is hard to beat! Plump tomatoes, pink potatoes, bushy green bean vines, tall corn plants, giant squash plants....they all help create a great mixture of pleasant odors, handsome colors, and texture. This is especially true for a backyard that has your standard grass with manicured shrubbery.
As far as the "Green Issue" to me that means organic. Organic may be a little extra work but it could be a selling asset. Here is what woul constitute an organic "green " garden in my opinion.
- No herbicides, chemical insecticides, or other chemicals.
- Only organic fertilizers.
- And finally a little known one.... " Heirloom" type plants grown from heirloom seeds. IE......the offspring seeds can be dried and planted. Most modern veggie seeds are hybrid and the seeds that result will not grow. This is great for the seed companies! 30 or more years ago most seeds could be replanted.
If you want to really impress a potential home buyer tell them you have an organic "heirloom" veggie garden in the back yard.