When relocating your home, you’re not saying goodbye just to the building itself, but also to the surrounding outdoors, which can sometimes include an eye-catching garden, or perhaps a crystal blue pool or pond. And it certainly can’t be easy to leave behind the beautiful flowers that warmed up even the grimmest London days, or the clear water of the pool that proved so refreshing and invigorating in the heart of summer. But now that you are moving, you’re leaving that entire wonderful outdoors into the hands of another, leaving them to reap the benefits of the work and care you invested in it. So your best bet to avoid resentment and regret is to work with them to make sure they understand and continue your efforts.
When moving house it is important to know how to handle your garden, if you want to replicate and move gardens or you want to start afresh with a new idea is your choice to make when relocating house.
If you intend to put your former home on the market, having such a nice patio can turn out to be quite an asset, significantly increasing the value of the house, so you want to make sure that whoever is helping you with the sale is aware of this aspect and takes it into account when estimating the price. Selling the house for a higher price means you get paid for the time and effort – and possibly money – you invested in setting up the outdoors, plus you are left with the satisfaction of knowing that you created something of value.
A different scenario is that in which you already know the future owners of both the house and the yard, in which case you can gain further satisfaction by talking to them about your vision of the garden, making sure that they understand it and even offering advice on how to enhance what you have already created. It’s no secret that some things can only be learnt through experience, so it’s a good idea to share your experience in this particular field with those who might need it most – the people who will take over the entire home. In the end, by doing so, you’ll end up having virtually no regret about moving out to a different part of London or elsewhere.