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Are Lawns going out of Fashion?

Grass Clippings - Lawns a Thing of the PastA freshly mown lawn was once a source of pride for millions of British homeowners reports The Daily Mail today.  But one in four homes now has no real grass in its garden as the UK paves over its green space, a survey has found.

As gardening falls out of favour with many Britons, households are choosing low maintenance alternatives such as paving, decking and AstroTurf – with almost three-quarters of adults saying that a lawn is a ‘burden’. 

One in ten homeowners now has fake grass, with two-thirds claiming they installed it because they do not have enough time to mow the lawn.

And over half of the 1,000 homeowners surveyed would now choose decking, patio space or sheds over grass, while a fifth would prioritise a summer house.

Craig Corbett of garden furniture website Alfresia.co.uk, which carried out the survey, said: ‘As a time-poor nation, we’re constantly looking for ways to maintain our homes and outdoor space, with minimum effort and minimum cost.‘Maintaining a lawn can take a lot of work. There’s mowing, fertilising and not forgetting the task of watering it when it hasn’t rained for a few days – taking up time that Brits don’t have.’

So if you like and want a lawn, there are over 880 lawn related articles on this lawn advice blog to assist you create that perfect lawn.

Read more on The Daily Mail

 

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