Is the perfect British lawn really a thing of the past?

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and if you really dont want turf, there are other green alternatives some of which are easy maintenance – so concrete should still be a no-no

Qlawns Blog

Experts are predicting that changes in UK weather patterns will spell danger for the quintessentially British Lawn.  At a recent RHS conference, it was suggested that prolonged droughts in the spring time and torrential rainfall in the summer will become the norm meaning that the perfect lawn will become more and more difficult to maintain.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/9775425/Changing-weather-patterns-will-make-the-perfect-British-lawn-a-thing-of-the-past.html

I seem to remember reading similar articles in the past where one difficult year is assumed to be the start of a trend and where we are encouraged to concrete over our lawns because they will all die during summer droughts, because they use too much water or because petrol lawnmowers emit too much carbon; so is the good old British lawn doomed? Or could it turn out to be a super strong weapon against climate change?

I’m a great advocate of finding natural ways to furnish our gardens and public spaces and having…

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