Very few Kentucky lawns are coated with the types of grass that grew in the state when settlers came.
Consumers hauling major name-brand bags of grass seed home aren’t sowing those native grasses, either.
Bermuda grass, St. Augustine grass and even Bluegrass came along with new settlers to suit their European lawn tastes.
The prairie codgrass, switchgrass and other native grasses that sprang up in the state since time beyond memory was replaced or grazed by cattle down to dusty, barren fields.
An Upton company wants to change that.