What's Your Lawn Style?

Learn the best way to care for your lawn—in under 5 minutes!

The best lawn care practices allow you to avoid using unnecessary chemicals on your lawn. Lawn care chemicals aren’t safe for pets and children playing on the grass. Plus, what we put on our lawns ends up in our rivers—and pesticides and fertilizers are toxic when they get into our water supply.

That’s why we’re excited to share these lawn care tips that will help you maintain your turf—without the harm! Depending on the time you're willing to put in (and the amount of weeds you can tolerate!) we have low, medium, or high maintenance videos for you to watch.

Mulch mowing the lawn

Go low, medium, or high—you decide!

Low Maintenance

Here are our top tips for you:

  • Mow frequently in spring to crop weeds before they set seed
  • Mulch mow by making multiple passes and leave grass bits on the lawn for natural fertilization
  • Use an upright weed puller to remove broadleaf weeds (soft leaves and stems)
  • Let your lawn go brown in the summer to save time, money, and water
  • Overseed by adding grass seed over the entire lawn at least once a year in the fall so that grass can outcompete the weeds

If you do only one thing, make sure to overseed!

Lawn and Grass Resources

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More Lawn Tips

  • Upright weed pulling tools make removing broadleaf weeds a snap! Just overseed and water the bare spot
  • Drought-tolerant lawn alternatives are best in arid regions

Installing or Renovating a Lawn?

See the Practical Lawn Establishment and Renovation PDF.

Conserving Water

Ecolawn: Less Work and Water

Water-wise Gardening in Central Oregon

Tips for Water Conservation

Medford Water Commission Lanscaping and Irrigation Resources

OSU Lawn Watering Guide for Eastern Oregon

Pollinator Friendly Lawn Care

Bee Friendlier with Your Lawncare

PolliNation Podcast