Asked June 29, 2021, 8:47 PM EDT
Deschutes County Oregon
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Establishing a lawn from seed involves several steps. The lawn seed you choose needs to consider the amount of sun or shade the area receives. Seasonal timing is also important for successfully planting a lawn from seed.
The Deschutes County OSU Extension has a publication describing seed mixes for our Central Oregon climate. Following is a link to the Extension Central Oregon Garden Publications website. Once you are on the website, clink the section entitled Lawns. Note the publication “Practical Lawn Establishment and Renovation”. Here you will find information on time of year for planting, soil preparation and recommended seed mixes. East of the Cascades seed mixtures are discussed on page 9-10. You will find recommendations for sun/shade seed mixes. Additional lawn publications include a turfgrass maintenance calendar for Central Oregon, and a publication providing proper methods for irrigation in our region.
If you need additional information, you can call the Deschutes County OSU Extension office in Redmond at 541-548-6088. Ask to speak with Amy Jo Detweiler or Toni Stephan, members of the Horticulture Staff. Both Amy Jo and Toni welcome your home garden questions and are a great resource.