What type of grass or wild flowers to plant on my property

Asked June 6, 2019, 4:12 PM EDT

Hello. I have 2.5 acres in Hood River and I am wondering what type of grasses or plants should I plant on my extra land that I am not using. It's new construction so I have a ton of exposed dirt. I have lots of weeds and blackberries that I would like to get rid of and replace with grass or....? Any advise would be much appreciated. I want some low maintenance. Thanks!

Hood River County Oregon sustainable gardening and landscaping

1 Response

Hi and thanks for you question on Ask an Expert,

There are a few good publications that might give you ideas on what to plant in your exposed dirt patch. See the publications below.

Waterwise Gardening in Central Oregon: https://catalog.extension.oregonstate.edu/sites/catalog/files/project/pdf/em9136.pdf

Practical Lawn Establishment and Renovation: https://catalog.extension.oregonstate.edu/sites/catalog/files/project/pdf/ec1550.pdf

Retail Lawn Seed Mixtures: https://catalog.extension.oregonstate.edu/sites/catalog/files/project/pdf/em9100.pdf