All of this is a preview of what lies ahead in years to come, with experts advising us that this will become "the norm". This inclemental weather has played havoc with the traditional lawned gardens of the UK leaving them either scorched and patchy or something that resembles boggy marshland much to the dismay of homeowners and keen gardeners alike.
In testament to the human race that thrives on adversity and producing solutions, advancements in technology has evolved the plastic world of artificial grass from a product that used to reside (and look at home) on a fruit & veg stall to the latest generation which is virtually impossible to tell apart from real grass by both touch and feel.
Landscaped Lawns Ltd, based in Dorset have just secured the exclusive UK rights to a brand new generation of artificial lawns which offers all of the benefits and appearance of a perfect, landscaped lawn whilst remaining maintenance free.
Down your tools, put your feet up and pour yourself a glass of Pimm's and silently chuckle to yourself as your friends and neighbours wax lyrical about your green fingers and 'magic touch' you must have to produce such a fantastic lawn - they won't know unless you tell them!
So bin your mower, strimmer and all the other weird and wonderful potions that reside in your shed, rejoice in your new found space and decide on what hobby you want to take up to fill the spare time you now find yourself with - or you can make a start on decorating the spare room that you have been putting off for so long!