The Best Sod for Sacramento

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The Best Sod for Sacramento

Hello everyone, and thank you for joining us at Sod and Seed, Inc. today to look at the best sod for Sacramento, California! We'll review some fun facts about Sacramento, as well as the overall climate, before going through our list of the best sod for Sacramento.

Sacramento is the capital city of California, located in the northern part of the state in the Central Valley region. Sacramento is the sixth-largest city in California, with a population of approximately 524,000 people. Sacramento became the capital of California in 1854 and has become a cultural, political, and economic hub. Sacramento is also home to several landmarks and institutions such as the California State Capitol Museum, the Crocker Art Museum, the California State Railroad Museum, the American River Parkway (a 23-mile trail along the American River), the University of California, Davis Medical Center (which is one of the top medical schools in the country), Intel, Apple, and Hewlett-Packard.

the best grass for sacramento

Climate and Weather in Sacramento, California

Sacramento has a Mediterranean climate, which is characterized by mild, wet winters and hot, dry summers. Sacramento experiences relatively low precipitation levels throughout the year, with most rainfall occurring in winter. In the winter, temperatures in Sacramento typically range from the mid-30s to mid-50s Fahrenheit (1-12°C), with occasional periods of rain and fog. In the summer, temperatures can reach well into the 90s Fahrenheit (32-37°C) or even higher, with low humidity and plenty of sunshine. During the spring and fall, temperatures are generally mild and pleasant, with occasional rain and cooler evening temperatures.

The Best Grass for Sacramento

Below are some of the best sod recommendations for the general Sacramento area. Remember, these are general recommendations, as the grass best suited for your lawn will rely on many factors.

Kurapia Ground Cover

Kurapia ground cover is a plant that has revolutionized the lawn industry! Kurapia ground cover is an alternative ground cover resembling grass used for residential and commercial lawns. Kurapia is best suitable for Sacramento because summers are hot and dry, but Kurapia ground cover is extremally drought tolerant, making it the first best choice for your Sacramento lawn!

Fescue Sod Grass

Fescue sod is highly recommended for Sacramento because fescue sod grass has a strong rooting system and hardy blades, making it easier for fescue sod grass to resist heat and drought. Below are our top 3 tall fescue sod grass options for Sacramento.


The RTF sod is a perfect match for Sacramento because it is the only fescue sod grass that will heal itself. The RTF is also certifiably drought tolerant, taking away the stress of keeping your lawn watered enough during the dry, hot months RTF sod will stand up well to the Sacramento heat!

West Coaster Tall Fescue Sod Grass

Our West Coaster Tall Fescue is a classic sod option for the greater Sacramento area. The West Coaster Tall Fescue is a resilient sod option, which means it can resist drought and heavy foot traffic like sports. Thankfully, our West Coaster Tall Fescue loves the summer sun and summer heat!

Delta Tall 9010 Hybrid Tall Fescue with KBG

The Delta Tall 9010 is a hybrid tall fescue made of 90 percent tall fescue sod grass and 10 percent Kentucky Bluegrass. This popular blend of tall fescue sod grass and Kentucky Bluegrass is what makes our Delta Tall 9010 sod hearty, resilient, drought tolerant, heat tolerant, and resistant to foot traffic. If you love enjoying the Sacramento summer outside, our Delta Tall 9010 is the right choice for you!

Bermuda Grass

Bermuda grass is an excellent choice for Sacramento because bermudagrass is one of the most water-conserving sod lawn options. Bermuda grass goes dormant during the winter when temperatures drop. Bermuda grass doesn't need to be watered during its dormancy period, saving water for several months out of the year. If you want your lawn to be green year-round, bermudagrass can be overseeded with rye grass seed seasonally. Our TIFTUF hybrid bermuda grass is the latest and newest on the market, making it an excellent option for Sacramento. The TIFTUF bermuda grass is followed by our Latitude 36 and Celebration bermuda grass, two of the most popular bermuda grass options across California.

The Best Sod for Sacramento

Thank you so much for joining our blog today to look at the best sod options for Sacramento! When choosing a sod lawn for Sacramento, it is essential to consider the overall climate, as well as other factors, including the immediate conditions the sod will be in. We hope this list has been helpful. Feel free to share with family, friends, or fellow professionals such as landscapers and contractors. Call us Monday - Friday from 7 am to 5 pm at 1-800-381-8163. We hope to hear from you soon!

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  • Very informative blog. Thanks

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  • Do you recommend installing sod during this rainy weather?

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  • What is your recommended sod for shady areas?

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  • What are your organic sod options for Sacramento?

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  • My yard is infested with weeds. What is your best recommendation to quickly get rid of it?

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