Lush green lawns a thing of the past?
Experts from the Met Office and the horticultural world made the prediction at a recent Royal Horticultural Society conference that the traditional British lawn will become a thing of the past as changing weather patterns make it virtually impossible to create the perfect garden.
They fear summers will become prone to extreme conditions, with periods of torrential rain and prolonged droughts becoming the norm. The summer of 2012 in particular proved to be a washout and all the seasons were all mixed up, however do not fear says The Garden Doctor.
There are ways we can maintain a healthy looking lawn without getting bogged down with predictions and long range forecasts! Regular cutting (every 7-10 days), digging out daisies and dandelions as they appear, raking out moss, seasonal feeding, scarifying and aerating is all that is required. Gardeners will just have to adapt to the variable weather.
Submitted by Phil on Monday 14th January 2013