Diarmuid Gavin: 'My top 10 tips for spring lawn care'
On this island, we pride ourselves on our velvet-textured lawns. They make the perfect foil for planting, great surfaces for children's games and are a relatively cheap way of dealing with the space which your garden inhabits. Much of our appreciation is to do with tradition and housekeeping; it's hard to imagine gardens without lawns. We see them everyday, everywhere. Indeed, they define our suburbs.