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Tidiness Vs Ecological Health 01                                                 MA Research Project

Garden lawns are a fascinating meeting place for human and non-human nature. The quest for the perfect lawn using chemical inputs is still waged by many and the trend towards paving/astroturfing these precious spaces continues. This is at complete odds with concerns about the ecological and climate crisis. Domestic gardens are a vital part of the UK's greenspace and together form an area several times larger than the UK's nature reseves combined. This project takes a close up look at several private lawns all managed with varying levels of control.

 

Interviews discovering their custodians attidudes towards their lawns were conducted and close up photographs were used to underline the hige variation in each lawn's biodiversity.