UK Lawns replaced by synthetic grass predicts Royal Horticultural Society
Flood-proof flowerbeds, exotic plants, and new pests and diseases may become common amid rising temperatures and increased rainfall, it says, adding that drier summers and more frequent "extreme" winter weather will mean Britons face greater challenges maintain their gardens.
Compiled with input from Met Office experts and university academics, the report also predicted that climate change could lead to a north-south divide for British gardens.
An RHS survey of 1,000 gardeners found those in the north already mowed their lawns more often than those in the south. But the report concludes that climate change could mean gardens will need more mowing, weeding and pruning, although it says that maintaining a fresh green lawn will become a challenge in some parts of the country.