Hard grass

Hard´ grass`

1.(Bot.) A name given to several different grasses, especially to the Roltböllia incurvata, and to the species of Ægilops, from one of which it is contended that wheat has been derived.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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But it can't be any worst than the rockof hard grass pitches you see if we can go two or three days without rain in the summer.
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For places where the soil was so hard grass couldn't grow, the team invented a roller with hardened steel teeth to loosen the soil without destroying existing protective vegetation.
"No matter what surface he works on, he seems to be the same - heavy grass, hard grass, Polytrack, his movement is always the same and it never changes," he added.
Many of them, like humans, don't like the long winter months and need a break, particularly if they have had a long, hard grass campaign.