Lawn Care Error Kills Most Of The Grass At Ohio College


UPDATED: Friday May 16, 2014 2:28 PM

A northwest Ohio university is being forced to replace almost all its grass after weed killer was accidentally applied to lawns instead of fertilizer.

University of Findlay spokeswoman Brianna Patterson says the chemical was applied to campus lawns during the last week of April and it will take several weeks to reseed and re-sod the affected areas.

Patterson tells the Findlay Courier for a story Friday the incident is unfortunate because of how hard the university works to keep the campus looking nice.

Findlay University did not release the name of the company that made the mistake but is working with the business' insurance company to pay for the repairs.

The university says grass was killed on as many as 54 of the campus' 72 acres.

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