Great article in The Guardian explaining how professional sports - especially football - prepare their immaculate grounds and how this has changed in recent years. Mowers are part of the process of course.
The second, and final, instalment of BBC Gardeners' World look at the history of the lawn and lawnmower is scheduled for this Friday at 9pm. More mowers will be featured from the collection assembled by club member Clive Gravett at the Museum of Gardening at the South Downs Heritage Centre.
If you are in the UK and miss the show, it will be available on the BBC iPlayer after the initial transmission for up to 12 months. The initial instalment that was broadcast in April is also available.