How would you like to have a lawn full of grass that you don’t have to mow as often and requires less water and fewer chemicals?

We may have it one day thanks to researchers at the University of Minnesota.

They’re testing it on the university’s Les Bolstad Golf Course in Falcon Heights.

KSTP met with Associate Professor Eric Watkins at the Turf Grass Research Outreach and Education Center to discuss the program.

Researchers are testing a type of grass called fine fescues. It’s part of the National Turf Grass Evaluation Program. The program’s aim is to use more of this underutilized grass.

Watkins said the grass doesn’t require as much water or fertilizer. Golf courses are among the locations researchers are hoping to include in the test program.

Continue reading this article from Minnesota’s KSTP-TV Channel 5 here.