Best Sod for Los Angeles

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Best Sod for Los Angeles

Welcome to Sod and Seed, Inc., where we proudly deliver the best sod for Los Angeles, California! Los Angeles is the second-largest city in the United States and the largest city in the state of California. Located in Southern California, Los Angels is known for its warm climate, diverse population, cultural and artistic institutions, famous sports teams and iconic landmarks.

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For example, Los Angeles is home to the famous Hollywood Sign, Griffith Observatory. Los Angeles is also home to the Getty Center, the Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, LA Galaxy (soccer), the Lakers (basketball), Dodgers (baseball), and Rams (football). Los Angeles is served by two international airports, LAX and Ontario International Airport, and is also a major center of the cinematic entertainment industry. To say the least, LA is a busy city. So, what is the best sod for this famous, iconic, sunny city?

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The Best Sod for LA

As mentioned above, Los Angeles is known for warm climate. Although Los Angeles is a coastal city, temperatures are warm and days are sunny! Annually, the lowest average temperature during the winter season in Los Angeles is 50 degrees. However, starting in early spring all the way into late fall, Los Angeles averages temperatures of 75 degrees and during the summer temperatures in the 80's and 90's is common. The general warm and sunny climate of Los Angeles is the basis for our list of best sod for LA. Lets look at the top 5 best sod types for Los Angeles. 

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turf type

Kurapia Ground Cover

Kurapia is a type of ground cover plant that is known for its ability to tolerate drought and other harsh growing conditions and low-maintenance. Kurapia is a hybrid plant partially bred using the native plant Lippia also known as Phyla nodiflora, Frog Fruit, Texas Turkey Tangle. Kurapia ground cover is often used in landscaping to cover areas where grass is difficult to grow or to help with erosion control. Kurapia ground cover has a green, dense, mat-like growth habit and produces small, seasonal flowers. Best of all, Kurapia never has to be mowed!



RTF (Rhizomatous Tall Fescue Grass)

Rhizomatous Tall Fescue (RTF) is a cool season grass that is known for its ability to self-repair and tolerate drought, heat, and cold. RTF grass loves full sun and is a popular choice for use in lawns and sports fields. RTF grass is also known for its deep roots and dense, dark green foliage. RTF grass has a rhizomatous growth habit, meaning that it spreads by producing underground stems (called rhizomes) that grow horizontally and produce new shoots and roots. This allows RTF to repair itself quickly in the event of damage and to fill in bare or thin areas over time. 



St. Augustine

St. Augustine grass is a warm season type of turfgrass that is popular for use in lawns, parks, and sports fields. St. Augustine is known for its ability to tolerate high temperatures, heat, humid conditions and partial shade. St. Augustine grass has a dense, deep green color and is resistant to many common lawn pests and diseases. Most markedly, St. Augustine grass spreads by producing aboveground stems (called stolons) that grow horizontally along the ground and produce new growth. The unique growth abilities of St. Augustine allow it to fill in damaged bare or thin areas over time. 



TIFTUF Bermuda Grass

TIFTUF is a hybrid Bermuda grass that is popular for its ability to tolerate heat, drought, heavy foot traffic and is low maintenance. TIFTUF grass is ideal for use in sports fields, residential lawns and other landscaping applications. Hybrid bermudagrasses are common and used nationally for their ability to withstand both extreme heat and extremely cold temperatures. 



Hybrid Tall Fescue with Bluegrass

Hybrid Tall Fescue with Bluegrass sod is a type of grass that is made up of a blend of two different grass varieties: Hybrid Tall Fescue(s) and Kentucky Bluegrass. Hybrid Tall Fescue is a type of grass that is known for its ability to tolerate a wide range of growing conditions, including drought, heat, cold, and high foot traffic. Our Hybrid Tall Fescue with Bluegrass has a deep root system that helps with tolerance to various stressful conditions. Check out our video below comparing a tall fescue with a dwarf fescue. 

Generally, tall fescues are known for the hearty blades and ability to withstand heavy foot traffic. Kentucky Bluegrass is a cool-season grass that is known for its beautiful, dense, dark green foliage and fine, soft texture. When Tall Fescue is mixed with Kentucky Bluegrass, we can only expect a high performing sod grass!



Sod and Seed, Inc. is proud to serve Los Angeles with the best sod! We hope this blog has been helpful and we look forward to hearing from you soon! Reach us via phone at 1-800-381-8163 Monday through Saturday, 7 am - 5 pm. 

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  • Purchased Kurapia sod last year do you guys sell the seed to it? The Kurapia looks great I want to seed in a smaller area that gets a fair amount of shade. Does Kurapia seed do well in shade?

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