Lawn Care

Preparing Your Garden for a House Inspection

preparing your garden for house inspection

First impressions count when selling or renting a house, and the front garden is one of the first things potential buyers will see when they look at your house. In fact, many people will do a ‘drive by’ before even inspecting the home, making a quick judgment based on the ‘curb appeal’ of your home. So having the most luscious green lawn on the street and a tidy garden to match is sure to grab the attention of any potential buyers or renters. But establishing a beautiful lawn can take some time, so here’s our quick guide to help you get your lawn and garden inspection ready if you’re short on time.

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Repair Your Patchy Lawn

If your lawn has big bare patches, the best way to get grass growing is to lay new turf in the patch. If you are short on time, this is a quick and easy method to achieve better results than attempting to treat the lawn.
You will need to rake out any dead foliage in the patchy area and turn over the existing soil when replacing the bare patch. If needed, you can then bring in some soil to raise the ground level. The next step is to cut your turf to size and lay the bare patch on top, keeping the water up to the patch. Avoid mowing this area until the new turf has rooted down into the soil base.

To purchase your new turf, order online here.

patchy lawn

Mow Your Lawn

A quick mow will help get your yard looking tidy and inspection ready. If the lawn hasn’t been mowed for a while, it is best to mow with the catcher on to prevent lawn clippings from smothering the grass. Mowing with a catcher will also help avoid clippings from going over other surfaces like the driveway.
To help keep the lawn healthy for future house inspections, we recommend mowing your lawn regularly. This will help your lawn maintain a consistent growth pattern and also help it become thicker and healthier.

preparing for home inspection

How to Make Your Lawn Green Fast

An easy way to help give your lawn an instant green up and a boost is to apply ColourGuard Plus. ColourGuard Plus is a natural organic lawn pigment and liquid fertiliser product that helps provide natural green colour to your lawn, especially in a hurry for a house inspection! You can purchase yours at our Turf Care Shop here.

Fertilise Your Lawn

If you haven’t done so recently, now is also a great time to fertilise your lawn. This will help the lawn improve its colour and help thicken the profile. If you are wanting to help improve the overall health of the grass, you may want to look at using a slow-release granular fertiliser that will release nutrients to the lawn, giving it a boost over a longer period. For granular fertilisers we recommend using our Go Turf seasonal fertiliser or Lawn Solutions Premium Fertiliser. These contain all the essential nutrients your lawn needs to look and stay healthy.

Tidy-Up Garden Beds

A quick tidy-up of your garden beds and removing any weeds that have grown in will improve the overall look of your garden and home. The easiest and quickest way to remove weeds is to pull them out by hand. When removing weeds, avoid spreading any weed seeds to the rest of the lawn and dispose of them in a green bin or garbage bag.

Edging Your Lawn

Edging your lawn is another simple way to make your lawn look clean and tidy for a house inspection, especially if the lawn is growing over concrete or other surfaces. There are a few different edging tools available, but you should be able to achieve sharp edges by using a whipper snipper.

preparing for home inspection

Trim Trees and Shrubs

Trim and prune back any trees or shrubs that are overgrown or blocking paths, entryways, or simply need a tidy-up or to be trimmed in to shape. This will help make your property look more appealing. For pruning, you can use wither garden sheers, saws, or hedge trimmers, depending on the plant and how much plant material you are removing. Be sure to sweep and tidy up any debris that may be leftover.


If you have any questions about improving the appearance and health of your lawn, reach out to our friendly team at Go Turf. We are more than happy to give you expert advice and recommendations to help you achieve a lawn that will turn heads on the street and help you to your home inspection ready.

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