The perfect lawn is now a surprisingly controversial issue in gardening.
Some people want a smart, green surface with no flaws. Others say that such a lawn is an ‘ecological disaster.’
Sometimes we are urged to put our mowers away, either for the whole summer or just to mow less. Or we’re urged to do ‘No Mow May’ or similar initiatives to reduce lawn mowing.
So I have asked one of the world’s top lawn experts, David Hedges Gower, Chair of the Lawn Association, to help me sort out what a perfect lawn is. How much work do we really need to do to achieve it? And can we have a traditional lawn while also being environmentally friendly?
I also wanted to decide which way to go with our own lawn. We left it uncut for 6 weeks during ‘No Mow