New research, conducted by YouGov*, has revealed that mowing the lawn really is a chore after over one in five people in Scotland admitted that they stay well clear of the lawnmower.
The research, commissioned by the UK’s leading lawnmower brand, Flymo revealed that 21% of Scots, who have a lawn, confessed to never mowing it or leaving it up to someone else to do it for them.
The time it takes (32%), disposing of the grass cuttings (25%) and the lawnmower being hard to control (14%) are amongst the biggest bugbears for those Scots, with almost a third (29%) revealing they would rather spend more time with their family.
Though it seems Scots aren’t completely averse to gardening in general. The research also revealed that over a third (37%), who do mow, admitted that if they didn’t have to mow the lawn they would spend more time on other parts of the garden.