Southern Oregon is known for it's wonderful weather. However, along with plenty of sunshine, there is often a deficit of rain. The yard that was lush & green when the rain was falling, is now struggling to keep from looking like the Sahara Desert.
Many people think they have to constantly water their lawn to keep it looking great, but with near-drought conditions every year, that just isn't an option for many people. Perhaps you are considering going to artificial turf, or spray painting your brown lawn green with vegetable dye.