do gardens matter? absolutely!
More often than not, the garden is the first impression before walking through the front door. What's more welcoming than the sweet scent of creeping thyme or a hedge of lavendar? More importantly, a well-tended garden adds value and desirability to a home. Do we tackle yards when prepping houses for sale? Most definitely. Jill and I are frequent visitors at Devil Mountain Wholesale Nursery in San Ramon where we hand pick ornamental trees, shrubs and groundcover and load it all up in our “company” truck. Our hard-working gardening crew is known to weed, prune, mow, blow, plant, repair fencing, build beds, haul away debris, lay down tons of mini-bark and maintain the properties throughout the marketing period. Front doors are often painted a cheery color, pots are planted with overflowing flowers and herbs, and fresh door mats are laid out for an overall impression that warmly says “welcome!”