Lawn Care

Weed, pest control

Expert Lawn Care

We understand when to seed and fertilize Central Oregon lawns (cool season climate). Cool season grass (bluegrass, fine fescue, tall fescue, and perennial ryegrass) does best in the northern parts of the United States (Oregon), where winter temperatures drop below freezing. Many lawns we maintain actually do not have these types. Many customers purchase their seed at Home Depot or Lowes and are unfamiliar with what types.

Before we plant new grass, we perform a soil test. The results tell us what to add to the soil to make it ideal for the grass you plan to grow. We then add the necessary amendments based on the soil test which is important to creating and maintaining a successful lawn. If the client wants to keep what they have, we can work with any species.

The best seeds for Bend Oregon and the surrounding areas are:

Bluegrass

We seed in early spring or early fall. Fertilize in early spring (after a mild winter) or late spring (after a cold winter), late summer and fall. Add small amounts of a shade-tolerant grass (such as fine fescue) or a wear-resistant grass (such as perennial ryegrass) to enhance a bluegrass lawn.

Fine Fescue

We seed in early spring, late summer or fall (spring plantings are at risk from hot and dry conditions over the summer). Fertilize in early spring (after a mild winter), late spring or early summer (after a cold winter), late summer and fall. Fine fescue can improve shady lawn areas or lawns that face very cold winters.

Tall Fescue

We seed in early spring or early fall (spring plantings are at risk from hot and dry conditions over the summer). Fertilize in early spring, late spring or early summer, late summer and fall. Tall fescue tolerates hot, dry conditions better than other cool-season grasses.

Perennial Ryegrass

We seed in spring, late summer or early fall. Fertilize in early spring, late spring or early summer, late summer and fall.
Perennial ryegrass seed provides quick green – germinating in as little as five days.