The Best Sod and Grass Seed for San Bernadino

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The Best Sod and Grass Seed for San Bernadino

Hello and thank you for checking out today's blog, The Best Sod and Grass Seed for San Bernadino! We'll learn a little bit about San Bernadino and then provide some general recommendations. San Bernardino is a city located in the inland region of Southern California. More specifically, San Bernadino is situated east of Los Angeles, approximately 60 miles (97 kilometers) from downtown LA. It's important to note that climate conditions can vary within the city and its immediate surroundings. Microclimates can exist due to variations in elevation and proximity to the mountains. Knowing the annual climate in your region is key to ensure your lawn is prepared to survive seasonal and extreme weather conditions. San Bernardino is also susceptible to the Santa Ana winds. The Santa Ana winds are dry, strong winds that originate in the Great Basin and flow westward towards the coast. Santa Ana winds typically occur in the fall and winter, bringing warm and dry conditions.

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Summers in San Bernardino are hot and dry, averaging high temperatures from the mid-90s to low 100s Fahrenheit, with occasional heatwaves pushing temperatures even higher. It is common for the region to experience several consecutive days of triple-digit temperatures during the summer months. Winters in San Bernardino are mild and relatively wet, averaging high temperatures from the mid-60s to low 70s Fahrenheit and average lows from the mid-40s to low 50s Fahrenheit. Although winter brings rainfall, the total annual precipitation is relatively low compared to other regions in California. Spring and autumn in San Bernardino are characterized by mild temperatures. Springtime temperatures range from the mid-70s to low 80s Fahrenheit, while autumn temperatures range from the mid-70s to low 90s Fahrenheit. Now that we have some foundational, key knowledge established, lets get started on the Best Sod and Grass Seed Types for San Bernadino!

The Best Sod for San Bernadino

Based on what we know (or learned) above, a sod lawn that is drought and heat tolerant is essential in a city like San Bernadino. Below are our top recommendations for the best sod and grass seed for San Bernadino. 

Kurapia Ground Cover

Kurapia is a type of ground cover plant developed on Japan that has quickly gained popularity in California for its numerous benefits and versatility. Kurapia ground cover is ideal for San Bernadino because Kurapia sod is a drought-tolerant and low-maintenance option that offers several advantages. For example, Kurapia never has to be mowed and is often used to provide erosion control. Kurapia also blooms seasonal flowers that support pollinators. Although Kurapia ground cover flowers seasonally, it is possible to maintain the lawn to avoid the flowering (often done by families with younger children as Kurapia ground cover can attract bees). San Bernadino, say goodbye to your lawn mower, and say hello to Kurapia ground cover!



St. Augustine Sod

St. Augustine sod is a popular choice for lawns in San Bernadino and the greater Southern California area. St. Augustine is popular in San Bernadino for good reason, as it provides a lengthy list of desirable characteristics. Most commonly, St. Augustine is used because it provides benefits such as improved shade tolerance, heat resistance, drought tolerance, rapid growth and ground cover, weed suppression, and help with controlling soil erosion. 



TIFTUF Hybrid Bermuda Grass Sod

Hybrid bermudagrass is a popular and ideal choice for San Bernadino, especially our TIFTUF Hybrid Bermuda Grass sod. There are two key reasons why our San Bernadino customers come back for more TIFTUF sod. In general, hybrid bermuda grass turf types like our TIFTUF, provide superb heat and drought tolerance. Bermuda grass naturally occurs and thrives in hot climates, so hybrid Bermuda's are at home in San Bernadino. Secondly, hybrid bermuda grass turf types like our TIFTUF are dormant during the winter, immediately cutting your watering in half. With water scarcity in San Bernadino (along with the majority of California), hybrid Bermuda's are a practical and cost-effective choice for San Bernadino sod lawns. However, TIFTUF sod is the newest and best hybrid bermuda, offering all of the above benefits plus improved shade tolerance and shorter dormancy periods. 


The Best Sod and Grass Seed for San Bernadino

Our featured options below are available to our customers in San Bernadino in both sod roll form and grass seed. 

RTF Sod 

Similar to Kurapia ground cover, RTF sod has gained popularity in the San Bernadino area. RTF is marked by being the only fescue that heals. RTF provides the beautiful aesthetic of a traditional sod lawn with added benefits such as the ability to heal. RTF sod is a cool season grass, offering beautiful, green color year-round. San Bernadino, say hello to your new super tall fescue sod!


RTF Grass Seed

Sod and Seed, Inc. proudly provides RTF is both sod and grass seed form! RTF grass seed is perfect for reseeding damaged areas or to plant a lawn from scratch. RTF grass seed is special ordered, so please call us at 1-800-381-8163 for your RTF grass seed order! 

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RTF Sod Farm Field

Hybrid Tall Fescue with Kentucky Bluegrass Sod

Our Hybrid Tall Fescue with Kentucky Bluegrass is one of the most popular choices in San Bernadino. Combining the tall fescue with Kentucky Bluegrass allows for twice as many benefits and strengths. Our hybrid tall fescue is sought after in the San Bernadino area because it adapts to various climates, has an aesthetically pleasing look, is durable, drought tolerant, heat tolerant, endures cold climates and provides improved disease resistance. 

Hybrid Tall Fescue with Kentucky Bluegrass Grass Seed

At Sod and Seed, Inc. we prioritize variety and choice because grass is not a one-size-fits-all type of plant. Choosing the sod that will best suit your conditions is our specialty. A popular blend like our Hybrid Tall Fescue with Kentucky Bluegrass sod comes in many options featured below, including our West Coaster Tall Fescue Grass Seed, Delta Tall 9010 Tall Fescue with Bluegrass seed, and our Elite Plus Fescue with Bluegrass seed. Our grass seed ships year-round and is high-quality, farm-grade seed. 

Delta Tall 9010 Tall Fescue Sod with Kentucky Bluegrass Seed


West Coaster Tall Fescue Sod Grass Seed


Elite Plus Fescue Grass Seed


The Best Sod and Grass Seed for San Bernadino

Thank you for making it to the end of our best sod and grass seed options for San Bernadino! We hope the suggestions outline above help provide a better understanding of which sod type may best suit your conditions. Our friendly staff trained in horticulture is available to help answer questions or place orders Monday - Friday from 7 am to 5 pm. Deliveries run 6 days a week, excluding Sunday's. Give us a call at 1-800-381-8163. We hope to hear from you soon!

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  • Is there a grass or sod that does better on higher heats?

    Jose L on

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