Lawn seed planting #757293 - Ask Extension


Lawn seed planting #757293

Asked June 20, 2021, 12:35 PM EDT

Hi, I have a big bare spot on my lawn and wanted to plant grass seed. Wondered if you had any recommendations for the Portland area for the best type and the best time to do this. I bought some grass seed a few years ago that turned out to be a huge mistake. It grew really fast, really tall and each individual plant was very think and stiff and not pleasant to walk on. I ended up pulling it all up. So maybe you know what kind is best to get a short soft slow growing lawn for the Portland area. Thanks

Multnomah County Oregon

Expert Response


Thank you for reaching out to Extension. Here is our comprehensive guide that will answer your question as well as lay the foundation for overall lawn care/management.  

Practical Lawn Care for Western Oregon

Describes options for different levels of lawn care – from keeping a lawn lush and green year-round to allowing it to go partially dormant in the summer. Discusses mowing, watering, fertilizing, and dethatching, and gives recommended schedules for each. Includes a list of additional resources.

Teagan Moran Replied June 21, 2021, 11:19 AM EDT

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