California Nurseries is proud to sell only the best quality sod of Southern California "Genuine Marathon SOD" Marathon Sod is well suited to Southern California soils and climates, Marathon offers a desirable green look year-round. Thanks to a remarkably extensive root system Marathon Sod uses less water and tolerates high heat. Below are the varieties of Sod we carry and more information about the varieties.


California Nurseries is proud to sell only the best quality sod of Southern California "Genuine Marathon SOD" Marathon Sod is well suited to Southern California soils and climates, Marathon offers a desirable green look year-round. Thanks to a remarkably extensive root system Marathon Sod uses less water and tolerates high heat. Below are the varieties of Sod we carry and more information about the varieties.


 




Marathon I

Tall Fescue Blend

Ideal for recreation and family use

  • Daily activity levels
  • Fast injury recovery
  • Can take up to 40% shade
  • Mow between 2 1/2" and 3 1/2"
  • Coarse texture
  • Medium green year-round

100% improved tall fescue. Easy care. Slightly coarser, more fibrous than bluegrass. Most rapid growing, rugged and durable of the Marathon family. Stays green year-round and adapts well to a variety of Southern California climates and soils.Families who choose Original Marathon (Marathon I) like it for its all-purpose maximum durability.







Marathon II

Dwarf Tall Fescue Blend

Deeper green and greater density for a more manicured look. Lower mowing height and slightly finer texture. Stays green year-round and adapts well to a variety of Southern California climates and soils.


Good balance: beauty and easy care

  • Weekend activity levels
  • Good injury recover
  • Can take up to 25% shade
  • Mow between 2" and 3"
  • Medium/coarse texture
  • Medium-dark green year-round

With its slightly more refined appearance and high durability, Marathon II is the most popular choice of Southern California homeowners.







Marathon III

Extra Dwarf Tall Fescue Blend


Most beautiful appearance with least clipping

  • Low activity levels
  • Slow injury recovery
  • Can take up to 10% shade
  • Mow between 1 1/2" and 3"
  • Substantially reduced mow clippings
  • Medium/fine texture
  • Dark green year-round

Denser, darker green, finer leafed, and slower growing than previous generations, Marathon III can be mowed shorter, resulting in a more compact carpet-like appearance. Stays green year-round and adapts well to a variety of Southern California climates and soils.

Marathon III is the state-of-the-art dwarf fescue combining slow growth and a rich, dark green carpet-like appearance. However, because of its slow recovery from injury, we do not recommend it for everyone.








Greenwave

Creeping Red Fescue
Fescue for Slopes Where Trimming is Difficult or Shade Areas

  • Moderate activity levels
  • Good injury recovery
  • Can take up to 40% shade
  • Unmowed 8" to 10" or 2" to 4" mowed
  • Eliminate mow clippings
  • Veri fine texture
  • Dark green year-round

This species is often seen on unmowed slopes. It can also be used in any ornamental area where a mounding ground cover effect is desired. It is also the most resistant to shade.

The best option for slopes and shade areas







St. Augustine

St. Augustine Grass
Good for harsh conditions

  • Best for shade tolerance
  • Good wear resistance
  • Developes thatch, needs borders for containment
  • Dormant in winter

Very coarse thick stemmed runners. Used primarily where shade tolerance is top priority. Native to the southern United States where humid conditions do not permit cool-season lawn varieties to flourish. Cosiderable thatching. Requires concrete borders for containment. Dormant in winter.

The best option for tough and high traffic areas







Tifgreen

Hybrid Bermuda
Good for use as recreational turf

  • Drought tolerance grass
  • Very good recovery from moderate wear
  • Excellent tolerance to poor soil
  • Developes thatch, needs borders for containment
  • Dormant in winter

Excellent as athletic field or recreational turf. Often used on golf coarse putting greens. Very dense, low-growing, fine textured. With consistent care and trimming will create an attractive "manicured" look. Develops thatch. Requires concrete borders for containment. Becomes dormant in winter.

Great option for saving water