Wirral pair in running for lawn award
A couple living on the Wirral, who have a passion for their garden, are set to compete in the final stages of a UK-wide competition aimed at finding Britain’s best lawn.
The lawn, owned by Paul Davies and his wife Chris, is of such a size, and so superbly maintained, that it has become a venue for garden parties held by charities in the area, as well as gardening workshops hosted by the couple.
Now, they hope that all of their efforts will see them win the title of best lawn in the country, in the competition organised by gardening equipment company Briggs and Stratton.
Paul and Chris, who are both aged 59, spend a considerable amount of their spare time on ensuring that their lawn, in the Thornton Hough district of the Wirral, is maintained at its optimum level.
Speaking to a reporter from the Liverpool Echo, Paul Davies said:
“When we bought the property the garden was more or less derelict. It had been a strawberry farm for many years then it had been left to degrade so we had to start from scratch to turn it into a garden.
“After about five or six years we approached the National Garden Scheme to see whether or not we were of a high enough quality to get in. They accepted us straight away.”
Although the couple have put a considerable amount of work into the lawn, garden renovations on this scale generally require help from companies that specialise in turfing on the Wirral and nearby areas. Fortunately, there are a number of businesses able to provide professional turfing and garden clearance on the Wirral, to help with such projects.
The National Garden Scheme enables people to visit the Davies’ garden, with proceeds donated to charities. Those who wish to vote for it in the competition can do so via the Facebook page.