Gardening Articles: Landscaping :: Lawns, Ground Cover, & Wildflowers
New Low Maintenance Lawn Grass Variety
by Charlie Nardozzi
The Holy Grail for many home owners is a lawn that looks great but needs little maintenance, especially mowing. Well, for homeowners in cool parts of the country, there is a new grass variety that may come close to fulfilling that dream.
Pearl's Premium grass seed is a cool-season mix. The grass species making up this mix grow roots 12 inches deep into the soil, helping keep the grass green during dry periods. The grass grows so slowly that it only needs mowing once a month.
Jackson Madnick of Wayland, Massachusetts, developed the variety. He was looking for a low-maintenance grass variety for his lawn. He didn't like the options available in the retail trade so spent 6 years researching and testing varieties to find his own. He hired three PhD-level lawn scientists to help study and test various grasses, culminating in this fescue-based blend. He claims his variety never needs fertilizing, and because the roots grow so deep into the soil, doesn't need watering once it is established.
For more on this new low maintenance grass blend, go to: Pearl's Premium