- Associated Press - Sunday, April 10, 2016

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Washington state is testing an environmentally friendly lawn at the state Capitol. The lawn mixes species and reduces the need to mow.

The Olympian newspaper reports (https://is.gd/Z8XTSS ) the pilot project will also reduce the use of water, fertilizer and pesticides.

One of the benefits of the new lawn - made up of slow-growing grasses, clover and low-growing perennials - is that it will help bring the area back to the historic landscape plan that called for a meadow-like area.

Signs will be posted at the test plots. Grounds staff will hand-pull some weeds from the ecolawn site.

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Information from: The Olympian, https://www.theolympian.com

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