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, fuelled by endless images of the 'outdoor room' flooding social media platforms. This is at complete odds with concerns about the biodiversity and climate crisis: gardens are a vital part of the UK's greenspace, which combined are many times the areas given over to nature reserves.