Some consider them easier to maintain, but most condemn them for making the city even hotter in the summer: gravel front yards. Bergkamen marks the first successes in the fight against gravel.
There are homeowners who think that mowing their front yards will save them a lot of maintenance. However, conservatives and, for some time, politicians are mobilizing against gravel. Their argument: Gravel gardens contribute to climate change. Since the area is usually covered with a metal sheet, much less water seeps in – which contributes to the fact that the groundwater table sinks.