Is your block property surrounded by a lovely green space?
If you're lucky enough to share a communal garden you could soon be
in for a major change. The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS)
predicts that garden lawns will eventually be replaced by synthetic
grass due to climate change.
The society suggests that are gardens will eventually be taken
over by flood-proof flowerbeds and exotic plants, while new pests
and diseases may become common as a result of rising temperatures
and increased rainfall. With extreme winter weather conditions and
drier summers, it will become more of a challenge to maintain
If this prediction comes true, it will obviously have an impact
on the communal gardens surrounding block properties. Synthetic
grass is easier to upkeep than natural fresh, green lawn as it
doesn't need to be mowed or weeded, but will leaseholders agree
that it's a better option?
Alternatives to fake grass include dry meadows, gravel beds and
cornfield annuals. The report also says that a wider variety of
plants could be grown which can cope better with the new climate.
These could give a totally new look to residential blocks that have
previously enjoyed traditional flowers growing in their borders.
So, it's possible that leaseholders in London and the South East
can look forward to thriving grape vines and olive trees in their
A climate scientist working at the RHS claims that, "The threat
to our gardens and green spaces from climate change is very real
and is happening now. It is vitally important that gardeners have
the information they will need to confront and adapt to the new
challenges and that policy makers prioritise the importance of
maintaining green spaces."
If maintaining gardens does become a challenge, it's one we will
certainly embrace for our block property clients. We take care of
communal areas, which includes managing gardens, car parks and
other outside communal areas. We ensure that leaseholders and
landlords alike have peace of mind that their property is being
managed to the highest and safest standards. If you'd like to know
more about our block property management services, call Roisin on
0845 456 8775.
(We first read about this in a story in the Independent.
You can read it here.)
Posted on Tuesday, September 26, 2017.