A REDDITCH gardener has been given a year’s worth of free lawn treatments after a heartfelt nomination by a neighbour.

Peter Scrivens was nominated by his neighbour Tim Jones to receive free lawn care thanks to GreenThumb’s Share the Lawn Love campaign.

Peter was a keen gardener and would spend hours tending to his garden, both front and back.

But, in 2016, Peter suffered a stroke and ever since has been wheelchair-bound with regular visits from carers and physios.  

Now, he directs his wife and neighbour Tim on the things he wants to complete in his beloved garden, however, there is only so much work that can be done without expert knowledge.  

After Tim’s nomination, GreenThumb is now set to transform Peter’s lawn.

Peter and Jane Scrivens said: "Since being professionally treated and with a considerable amount of moss having been removed, our lawn has greened up and the garden looks so much better.

“Friends and neighbours have commented on how good it is looking and as a result of the improvement one of my husband’s carers has asked for GreenThumb to treat her lawns.” 

Paul Edwards, managing director at GreenThumb, said: “With everything that’s happening in the world outside our control, more and more people are turning to their gardens, local green spaces and nature for quite literal grounding.  

“We’re proud to be able to help local people just like Peter, at a time when transforming lawns into green sanctuaries will have an even greater impact on the wellbeing of the recipients.

“Lawns are so much more than just a carpet of grass, they provide both personal and social spaces for relaxation and recovery, happy places to unwind or share with friends and family, which is why it’s so important to look after them because they look after us.”