University forced to replace 75 percent of its grass

The grass really is greener on the other side of the fence — if you’re standing on the University of Findlay’s campus.
The university is being forced to replace about 75 percent of its grass after a chemical similar to “RoundUp,” a weed killer, was accidentally applied to the grass instead of a fertilizer, said Brianna Patterson, media relations coordinator for the university.
A private company made the mistake, Patterson said.
“It’s just unfortunate because we work so hard to keep the campus looking nice and then something like this happens,” Patterson said.
With 75 percent of the campus affected, as much as 54 of the 72 acres of campus may have had grass killed, meaning the repairs will be expensive.

Courier reporter Max Filby will have more on Friday.


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