SOD Variety, Which Product
Is Right For You

Your sod choice may be based on several factors, such as fitting the desired look, level of maintenance, and durability you want for your lawn. Take a few minutes to review the sod options. Then go to our Sod Comparison Guide to compare varietal characteristics.


Marathon Family

Ideal for recreation and family use
*Families choose Original Marathon (Marathon I) for its
all-purpose maximum durability.

  • Green Year
  • Activity Tolerante

Pureblue Lite

Improved elite bluegrass blend. Dense, elegant appearance. Medium-fine texture. Requires knowledgeable care to maintain refined appearance. Does best in moderate coastal areas; avoid using in inland valleys and warm, arid regions. Requires well-drained soil; does not tolerate salinity. Green year-round. Often used for indoor pet “potties”

  • watering 2-3 times a week

Ryeblue Lite

80% Pureblue and 20% Perennial Rye. Very similar to Pureblue, with subtle differences (slightly lighter color, overall glossier appearance).

  • Watering 2-3 times a week
  • Average usage resistance


GreenWave is a creeping red fescue. 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 relatively shade tolerant.

  • Share tolerance

St. Augustine

Best shade tolerance grass

  • Winter Dormant
  • Twice per week
  • Most Shade tolerant

Hybrid Bermuda

Lowest Water Use grass

  • Winter
  • Sun
  • Lowest water
  • High activity


Lite Sod is our name for a sod production process technically known as “substrate.” The sod is grown on a bed of composted green waste spread about 1/2″ thick on a plastic barrier sheet. As the grass grows, the barrier forces the roots laterally thus forming a naturally interwoven mat. The sod weights about half as much as field grown sod, hence the name “Lite Sod.”

Twenty years ago we were looking to lower transportation and installation costs. Today we would name it Sustainable Sod because beyond the lighter weight, there are important sustainability advantages to the production process. Using green waste as the growth media is a significant contribution to recycling. The composted material is the ideal combination of water holding capacity, aeration and natural fertility, thus creating an optimum growing environment, which minimizes water and fertilizer inputs. The resulting sod is not only more sustainable but it is almost unnaturally dense and uniform.