Many homeowners in the UK love the look of a neat garden with manicured lawns, pretty flowers, and stylish outdoor features. However, few can create their ideal garden themselves, with more than half admitting to having poo

r or no gardening skills.

According to recent research from gardening centre Dobbies, 57 per cent of Brits admit they are not very good at, or know very little about, gardening.

In fact, so many lack confidence when it comes to looking after their outdoor spaces that one in 20 are embarrassed by their gardens, Ideal Home reported.

The area where gardening know-how is the lowest is Chelmsford in Kent where just three per cent of residents think they are good gardeners.

This is compared with Coventry, where gardening confidence is at its highest, and 37 per cent of locals think they are skilled at keeping their lawns, borders and hedges in good condition.

Dobbies is trying to encourage more people to boost their horticultural knowledge following National Gardening Week. This took place between April 29th and May 5th and saw a number of events being held across the country to celebrate Britain’s green spaces, get more people involved in gardening as a hobby, and raise awareness of the benefits of being outdoors.

A spokesperson for the Royal Horticultural Society campaign said: “It inspired more people, particularly the next generation of gardeners, to experience the joy of growing and visiting beautiful green spaces.”

To get you started on updating your garden, get in touch with landscaping professionals in Lancashire today.