3rd August 2013

News: Extreme weather ‘to kill off British lawns’




The traditional British lawn will become a thing of the past as changing weather patterns make it virtually impossible to create the perfect garden, experts say.

They fear summers will become prone to extreme conditions, with periods of torrential rain and prolonged droughts becoming the norm.

As a result maintaining a classic lawn will get harder, with gardeners seeking the ‘bowling green’ look having to make do with longer grass and more daisies and buttercups.

Plants in beds and borders will also struggle to flourish in drier springs and wetter summers.

Experts from the Met Office and the horticultural world made the prediction at a recent Royal Horticultural Society conference.

Professor Richard Bisgrove, an expert in turf management and  garden history stated ‘In general, intensive inputs into grass management are futile.

‘If you are after the perfect lawn you have to cut it closely, at least once a week, burning fossil fuels, using more fuel.

‘There are some people for whom the perfect bowling green lawn is the only thing they can live with so they will have to pay the price for it.

‘Very short grass will go brown in just a short spell of dry weather so you have to irrigate, remove moss and weeds which all uses up more resources.

At Greenspace Grass, we already have the solution to create a perfect garden – by installing an artificial lawn, which looks better than normal grass and requires no maintenance.

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Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2256385/Extreme-weather-kill-British-lawns-gardeners-warned-expect-daises-buttercups.html#ixzz2GuOtlTxE

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