Before I took off for our Spring Break trip, I headed out to Portland, OR with a group of bloggers to learn all the ins and outs of grass seed from the people at Pennington Seed, Inc. Did you know that Oregon is the Grass capital of the world? Me neither, but it is. 60% of the world’s grass seed is produced there. Who knew?
Why did I want to go learn about grass?
Because I think we must have the worst yard in the neighborhood. It’s the worst yard we’ve ever had anyway. I’m pretty sure it’s 98% weeds! I don’t even have enough green on my thumb to know what kind of weeds they are…except for the thistles and dandelions. I recognize those.
This is seriously my back yard right now!
So, when I was invited to attend, I was all over it!
I wanted to learn how to make my lawn pretty, lush and green! Like this!
AND BOY DID I LEARN!
The people that spoke with us are really passionate about the environment and what impact their product has on it.
And we did a little experiment of our own. They’re going to water our “lawns” and send us pictures so we can check our progress.
In the mean time, I’ve got a lot of work to do see if I can’t turn out a lawn more like the one at the NexGen Research facility that we visited, which is where all the research, testing and development happens.
I’ve never seen such beautiful, lush grass…I couldn’t resist feeling it on my toes!
I’ll keep you posted on my progress.
‘Cause THIS is no lawn, it’s a Weed Garden!
Check out my fellow bloggers posts for more information about our trip. There’s some good reading here:
Man Made DIY
Disclosure: Pennington Seed, Inc. and their parent company Central Garden & Pet partnered with bloggers such as me to help educate us all about grass seed. As part of this program, I received compensation and was hosted by the company for a kickoff event. They did not tell me what to purchase or what to say about the use of the products. Central Garden & Pet believes that consumers and bloggers are free to form their own opinions and share them in their own words. Central Garden & Pet’s policies align with WOMMA Ethics Code, FTC guidelines and social media engagement recommendations.