The Best Grass for San Diego

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The Best Grass for San Diego

San Diego, California

San Diego, California, also commonly referred to as "Sunny San Diego", is one of California's most beloved cities! San Diego is home to 1.3 million residents, making it California's third largest city. San Diego is also home to Sea World, the San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, State Historic Old Town San Diego, the San Diego Padres (MLB) and formerly home to the San Diego Chargers (NFL). San Diego is rich in cultural diversity, history, and has plenty of warm beaches, such as Mission Beach, to host San Diego visitors!

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The Best Sod for San Diego

The best sod for San Diego will depend on your specific needs and preferences, as well as the climate and soil conditions in your area. San Diego has a coastal desert climate, characterized by mild, wet winters and hot summers. When choosing the best sod for San Diego, it is important to select a grass variety that is well-suited to these conditions and can withstand the local climate. Lets see what Sod and Seed, Inc. has in store for Sunny San Diego!

Best Grass Seed for San Diego

Sod and Seed, Inc. is proud to provide customers the same high quality, farm grade grass used used to grow your sod. Please check out our grass selection below!


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Some sod grass and grass seed options to consider for the best grass for San Diego include:

Tall Fescue Grass

Fescue grass is one of the best sod types for San Diego. Most popularly, fescue grass is best known in hybrid fescue blends, or hybrid tall fescue blends. Fescue sod is a cool-season grass that is common in San Diego due to the ability fescue grass has to tolerate hot climate and drought conditions. Tall fescue grass, or a Hybrid Tall Fescue with Bluegrass sod mix is also known for hearty sod blades that better resist foot traffic like sports or a kids play area. The best fescue grass options for San Diego are our West Coaster Tall Fescue grass, Elite Plus Fescue Grass, Shade Blend grass, and the Marathon I Tall Fescue grass. 

West Coaster Tall Fescue Grass


Elite Plus Fescue Grass


Shade Blend Tall Fescue Grass


Marathon Fescue Grass

The Marathon Fescue grass series includes the Marathon I Tall Fescue, Marathon II Dwarf Tall Fescue and Marathon III Extra Dwarf with Bonsai grass. Pease call us at 1-800-381-8163 so we can assist you in checking for availability and accessibility for the Marathon sod selection (Marathon I, Marathon II and Marathon II). 

Kurapia Ground Cover

What a better ground cover for Sunny San Diego than sun loving Kurapia?! Kurapia ground cover not only loves the sunny conditions San Diego has to offer, but also provides lawns in San Diego many of its environmental demands and goals. For example, with water restrictions in San Diego, Kurapia is a perfect fit as it is one of the most drought tolerant live ground covers we offer. Kurapia ground cover also supports pollinators, such as bees, which are on the verge of extinction. 


Bermuda Grass Sod

Bermuda grass or Bermudagrass is a warm-season grass that is popular in San Diego due to its ability to withstand high temperatures and extreme drought conditions. This is why Bermuda grass is popular in San Diego for the extreme water savings bermudagrass offers. Generally, Bermuda grass has a fine, dense, carpet-like look with a wide range of green colors and textures. However, for the most part, Bermuda grass is fine-textured. The bermudagrass appearance is well-suited for sunny areas including sports fields, residential lawns, parks, and commercial lawns. 


St. Augustine Grass

St. Augustine grass is a top choice wen considering the best sod for San Diego. Firstly, St. Augustine grass is heat and drought tolerant, since it is a warm-season grass that loves sun and heat. Secondly, St. Augustine grass has great shade tolerance, which will come in handy for the San Diego area. Many times, lawn owners will plant trees above lawns (or plant lawns beneath trees) to provide an oasis of shade on those hot SoCal days!


Zoysia Grass

De Anza Zoysia Grass

Zoysia grass is a warm-season grass like St. Augustine grass, that is popular in San Diego. Zoysia known for its ability to withstand drought and heat, and has a medium-textured sod blade appearance.

Please call us at 1-800-381-8163 so we can check availability and accessibility for delivery of Zoysia grass to you!

The Best Grass for San Diego

When choosing the best sod for San Diego, it is important to carefully consider the specific needs and conditions of your lawn as well as the overall regional climate. At Sod and Seed, Inc., we take pride in pairing you with the sod type that will best suit your conditions. Please give us a call at 1-800-381-8163 and one of our friendly sales representatives will be happy to assist you!


Check out our high quality, farm grade grass seed selection below!

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