It seems that the once British of all traditions, the lawn, is going into rapid decline.
One in four homes in the UK paves over or lays artificial grass.
Out of 1,000 homeowners survey, a whopping 10 percent said that they found a lawn a burden and that they do not have enough time to mow the lawn.
Over half of those surveyed would now choose decking, a patio or sheds over grass, while a fifth would opt for a summer house.
Craig Corbett of garden furniture website Alfresia.co.uk, which carried out the survey,
"As a time-poor nation, we’re constantly looking for ways to maintain our homes and outdoor space, with minimum effort and minimum cost.
"Maintaining a lawn can take a lot of work. There’s mowing, fertilizing and not forgetting the task of watering it when it hasn’t rained for a few days - taking up time that Brits don’t have.
"Of course, having a patio or decking fitted in the garden often means sacrificing some, if not all of the lawn space. These garden fixtures are becoming increasingly common, and this combined with the fact that adults in the UK don’t feel the same way about their lawns as they used to, it’s no surprise that lawns have shrunk nearly 50 per cent over the past 10 years."