Inventor cultivates no-mow, easy-grow grass

The grass is always greener on Jackson Madnick’s lawn in Wayland, Mass.: green in a drought and green when it emerges from under the snow. Yet, he barely waters and mows it, and he never uses chemical pesticides or fertilizers.

It sounds too good to be true, but Madnick may have grown a better lawn.

After more than ten years of experimenting with thousands of seeds, he cultivated Pearl’s Premium — a specific mix of red fescue, tall fescue, sheep fescue and other grasses. When combined in special proportions adjusted for sun, shade and sunny-shade, his blends produce deep green, thin-blade ground cover that’s hardy yet soft to the touch. Read Full Story

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