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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Many folks across Ohio who would rather stay on the couch Saturday afternoons watching sports or cooking shows on TV would probably like this idea for saving money: cut grass less often.

Trimming its annual mowing schedule from four to three times could save the Ohio Department of Transportation millions. That's according to a study by Auditor Dave Yost.

He estimates eliminating a mowing would save $7.4 million a year. Transportation workers are mowing some 70,000 linear miles each year, usually making the first cut before Memorial Day or when the grass is a foot high.

The Columbus Dispatch reports that Yost found 10 other states get by with three. The study says herbicide could be used to reduce mowing need.

He says simple solutions can have great impact.

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