I’ve been sad recently to notice that so many front gardens are being paved over and artificial grass is being laid.
Of course, we all need somewhere to park the car and perhaps we aren’t all keen on gardening, but giving nature space to flourish in our front gardens is essential if we are to deal with the climate crisis and give wild life a home.
The money spent on paving and artificial grass would pay for lots of gardeners and even if we have more than one car there’s usually some space for pots, baskets or even a small flower border. Greening the space round our homes helps to keep the air clean, absorbs carbon and provides a welcome habitat for visiting bees and other wildlife.
How pleased I was to spot a petition asking the government to ban artificial grass. If it gets enough signatures it will go before parliament and hopefully become law. Please sign!