It’s Time for Reseeding

Cooler nights and the beginning of seasonal rains mark the end of the growing season for most of the landscape; but for lawns the return of wet weather in the fall is like spring.  This is the ideal time to start a new lawn, or improve an existing one – the ground isn’t a complete swamp yet, and the cooler temperatures and upcoming precipitation reduce the need for constant watering.
Although you want to avoid needing to water, grass seed germination declines as soil temperature falls.  Don’t keep waiting for the rain to start; though you can put out grass seed any time of year in western Oregon, you’ll get better results if you plant by mid October.