TYPES OF SOD
Genuine Marathon Sod was first produced in 1983. Since then, it has become the most popular lawn choice of homeowners throughout Southern California.
Family owned and operated, Orange County Sod Farm offers the highest quality types of sod on the market, delivered directly to your home or landscaping project. The types of sod we carry include Marathon I, Marathon II, Tifgreen Bermuda, Pureblue Lite, Greenwave, Ryeblue Lite, St. Augustine and Zeon Zoysias.
Original Marathon Sod
Ideal for recreation and family use. Families choose Original Marathon (Marathon I) for its all-purpose maximum durability.
Daily activity levels
Durable and hardy
Fast injury recovery
Can take up to 40% shade
Medium green year-round
Mow between 2 ½’” and 3 ½”
All-purpose maximum durability
Marathon II Sod
Good Balance: Beauty and Easy Care. With its slightly more refined appearance and high durability, Marathon II is a very popular.
Weekend activity levels
Good injury recovery
Can take up to 25% shade
Mow between 2’’ and 3’’
Medium-dark green year-round
Beauty and Easy Care
Marathon III Lite Sod
Most beautiful appearance with least mow clippings. Marathon III is the state-of-the-art dwarf fescue combining slow growth and a rich, dark green carpet-like appearance.
Low activity levels
Slow injury recovery
Can take up to 10% shade
Mow between 1 ½’’ and 3’’
Substantially reduced clippings
Dark green year-round
Improved elite bluegrass blend. Requires knowledgeable care to maintain refined appearance.
Best in moderate coastal areas
Requires well-drained soil
Does not tolerate salinity
Often used for indoor pet “potties”
Sod is grown hydroponically, resulting in a much higher plant density than field-grown sod.
20% Perennial Rye
Very similar to Pureblue
Slightly lighter color vs. Pureblue
Overall glossier appearance vs Pureblue
Higher disease resistance vs. Pureblue
Lite sod is cut 60% larger
GreenWave is a creeping red fescue. This species is often seen on unmowed slopes.
Used in ornamental areas
Mounding ground cover effect
Relatively shade tolerant
Cut to 2 inches for a traditional turf appearance
Not as durable as the Marathon® varieties
Recommend to areas where high shade will not support Marathon
Dark green year-round
Native to the southern United States where humid conditions do not permit cool-season lawn varieties to flourish.
Used where shade tolerance is priority
Dormant in winter
Requires concrete containment borders
Very shade tolerant
Hybrid Bermuda. Excellent as athletic field or recreational turf. Often seen on golf course putting greens.
Attractive manicured look
Becomes dormant in winter
Requires concrete borders for containment
Great for recreation
Zoysias are warm-season grasses and use a minimum 25% less water than cool-season turf. Zeon has the added benefit of sustaining itself in up to 75% shade.
Beautiful dark green color
Medium fine texture similar to bluegrass
Low water use
Low fertilizer use
Can be mowed higher
Great wear resistance and recovery
Sustainable new lawn variety