TV gardener Charlie Dimmock accused of using fake grass ‘harms the environment’

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Fans were displeased when horticulturalist Charlie Dimmock began advocating for artificial grass to keep kids out of the mud with some calling her “irresponsible” for promoting the use of artificial products.

The yard is back when Charlie chooses fake grass
The yard is back when Charlie chooses fake grass

TV gardener Charlie Dimmock has been accused of breaking lawn order by using fake grass on her BBC programme.

The former Ground Force star was seen adding artificial grass to the children’s play area on Rescue the Garden show, where designers competed to come up with outdoor makeovers.

But angry viewers took to social media to insist Charlie had lost the plot – and Gardener’s World host Monty Don even appeared to be digging in.

His Twitter account ‘liked’ a tweet that read: “Fake grass banned. Described as great for kids so they can keep clean. What’s with the hunters and getting stuck in the mud?! ”

Fake lawns are becoming increasingly popular, but ecology campaigners warn they will harm biodiversity when their microplastics break down into the soil.

Charlie betrayed the fans


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One Garden Rescue fan says using artificial grass is “just like pouring concrete”.

Another said it was “irresponsible” to promote something that “harms the environment”.

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Paul Hetherington, charity Buglife, said it was a “real shame” that Garden Rescue had advocated the use of artificial lawns.

“Putting in fake grass creates a small desert as if once it was there, no nutrients could penetrate the soil below,” he said.

“It cuts off access for insects and burrowing worms.

“These lawns are also worn away, leaving microplastics that can be digested by creatures, birds, frogs and pets.”

Charlie Dimmock and the Garden Rescue Team


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Charlie, 55, gained a huge fan following after appearing in the BBC’s Ground Forces in the 1990s. She returned to TV screens in Rescue the Garden last year.

A BBC spokesman said Charlie’s garden is “booming in biodiversity” and uses “a small patch of artificial grass underneath the children’s cave along with a large natural lawn”.

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