Having a striped lawn has become something of a guilty pleasure. Our love of formality may have increased within gardens – particularly those in towns, where clipped box and yew reign supreme – but lawns are somehow sidelined. They're often replaced with neatly raked gravel or York stone, which is invariably imported from India.
Bring back the stripes, I say. There is nothing, absolutely nothing, half so worth doing as having an evenly striped lawn to show off your flower beds, topiary and even raked gravel.
Secrecy of lawns
Granted, turf culture is something of a dark art – rather like arboriculture. Those who look after the famous greenswards at St Andrews and Wimbledon are regarded with awe...
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