So, have you mown the lawn for the last time before Christmas?
Well, if, like Dr M your answer is no, then, like Dr M, no doubt you can be found gazing guiltily out of the window at a scruffy, soggy mat of grasses, covered in equally soggy, manky leaves and praying for snow to hide it all away!
So, how about a lawn which doesn’t need mowing? Or at least doesn’t need mowing very often? And how about a lawn which is not just monotonous grass, but a lawn beautiful with flowers and with fragrance and with pollinating insects? More like the lovely summery view in the featured image?
Impossible I hear you say! And, until recently, you were probably right.
Lionel Smith, PhD researcher at the School of Biological Sciences, University of Reading, has spent the last 3 years researching, developing and now creating the grass-free flower lawn!
And Lionel Smith has overseen the development of (allegedly) the ‘Worlds first grass-free lawn‘ at the London Borough of Kensington and Chelsea!
More on Lionel’s lawns: Check Lionel’s blog Grass-free and full of flowers and his website grass-free lawns and the myriad links therein for more details, and please contact Lionel to tell him what you think!