There is a period over the summer in Britain, or at least Southern Britain, during which grass growth all but stops. Usually that period begins around the middle of July and lasts until the middle to end of August. Over the last few years this period has been getting gradually longer. This year however it’s very much already begun. About a month ago it became apparent that a lot of our regular mowing slots weren’t growing very quickly this year, unsurprising given the prolonged hot dry weather that we’ve had really since March. This week it seems that almost all growth has stopped now, a full month before it usually would.
Above is Minis Bay, taken in mid May, and already looking like a scorched Australian test wicket. It’s drier now and hasn’t moved much in a month.
Climate change is very real.