The Buy-To-Let boom is causing more gardens to be neglected.

Residential tenants are typically not interested in maintaining any gardens in properties that they rent. Maintaining a garden is expensive and doesn’t financially benefit a tenant that may only be in a property for a short time, so the garden typically is neglected, often at the expense of the landlord.

The Royal Horticultural Society thinks reckons that one third of gardens now don’t have anything growing in them and that three times as many gardens have been paved over compared with 10 years ago.