We offer a variety of sod depending on where you are located. There are a few specific types that are popular and great choices throughout California, often depending on personal preference.
The fescue/bluegrass blend is made of 90% fescue and 10% bluegrass, with the bluegrass helping to nicely fill in and thicken your lawn and maintain excellent reparability. This type of blend is considered your traditional sod lawn and has a slightly stiffer and thicker blade. If you are located in and having sod delivered to areas near Sacramento, Redding, or the Bay Area, we also carry another type of fescue/bluegrass blend. This blend has a finer, softer, taller blade, along with the other qualities of the traditional fescue/bluegrass blend described above. We also have the option of 100% fescue sod in these same locations.
Another popular sod choice is Bermuda. We offer a few different types of Bermuda depending on your location.
Bermuda can also be cut lower (usually 1/2″-3/4″) and will look best when cut with a reel mower (forward-moving blade that cuts close to the ground) as opposed to a rotary mower. Bermuda does go dormant (turns brown) during winter months but can be overseeded with perennial ryegrass. One type of Bermuda, Tifgreen, has a very fine blade, is dense, dark green, has a carpet-like appearance, and is often used in locations like school playgrounds. Another type, Tifway, also has a fine blade, adapts well to shade and sun, and is often used for golf courses and football fields. Our Celebration Bermuda has a blue/green color, a soft fine blade, establishes and recovers quickly, and can be used on a variety of sports fields, playgrounds, and residential areas.
Another sod variety is St. Augustine (offered in specific locations).
It has a carpet-like appearance, and like most Bermuda grasses, it needs to be cut with a reel mower and can go dormant in the winter.
While most sod types need a minimum of 5-6 hours of sunlight per day, we do offer a special Shade Blend that consists of fescue, bluegrass, and various shade blends. It can withstand up to 40% daily shade but will also do well in full sun.
Another specialty sod type is our Mow-Free sod.
Bluegrass (a four-way bluegrass blend) is a nice dark green sod that offers uniform growth.
Blue-Rye is a 50% bluegrass and 50% premium ryegrass blend. This blend has a nice blue-green appearance all year.
Because of this excellent quality, it is often used on golf courses and sports fields.
These are just a few of our most popular sod varieties that are offered throughout the state. When selecting your sod, consider your climate, location, and how the area will be used. These factors, along with your own personal preference, will help determine your sod choice.
If you living in Southern California, be sure to check out our list of the best grasses for your area.
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