Sod Types

SOD TYPES

Warm Season Grasses:

TYPES 01

Bermuda Grass – drought and cold tolerant, resistant to disease and spreads quickly. Perhaps the most widely used southern grass. It can thrive and survive in almost any soil type. The main drawback is that it’s the least shade tolerant of any warm season grass.

TYPES 02

St. Augustine Grass – deep rooted, tough, and fast growing. Greatest attributes are shade and salt tolerance. Extremely popular in coastal areas. However, it’s susceptible to many diseases and produces thick thatch layers if watered and fertilized heavy enough.

TYPES 03

Buffalo Grass – drought tolerant and low maintenance requirements due to slow growth. Weathers heat extremely well. Does not do well in sandy soils.

TYPES 04

Zoysia Grass – attractive, drought resistant and resilient to wear. Often touted as a miracle grass, but it takes years to establish. Even though it requires little mowing, it’s actually a high-maintenance turf. It has poor recuperation abilities and needs plenty of fertilization.

TYPES 05

Bahiagrass – good for acidic and sandy soils. Very wear and drought resistant. Most pets have trouble killing this grass. It’s difficult to mow because of its coarseness and requires lots of mowing due to fast growth.

Cool Season Grasses:

TYPES 06

Kentucky Blue grass – great color and resilient to damage. Excellent adaptability with temperature and moisture extremes. However, it does go into dormancy in these conditions and loses its color. It’s sown by seed, but is slow to germinate. Grows well in full sun or slight shade. Maintenance requirements vary based on the cultivar planted.

TYPES 07

Fine Fescue – takes less maintenance, has some shade tolerance and many types are cultivated with bug resistant endophytes. Forms an upright, dense turf that’s very attractive. However, they don’t stand up to wear or heat very well.

TYPES 08

Perennial Ryegrass – can take a beating and is quick to establish.

TYPES 09

Tall Fescue – head, shade and drought resistant and withstands high traffic.

TYPES 10

Red Fescue – stable through droughts and tolerant to shade.

For California we typically sell a 90/10 fescue blend. It is 90% Fescue 10% bluegrass. This particular type does very well in this area