Varieties of Sod

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Varieties of Sod

Have you ever wondered how golf courses, sports stadiums, or your neighbors keep their lawn so perfectly manicured? Their secret to maintaining a perfectly healthy and lush lawn is using sod! At Whittier Fertilizer, we provide quality sod to fulfill all of your lawn care needs. We know that it can be difficult to get in touch with contractors or even find a reasonable price, but at Whittier Fertilizer, we focus on you and your needs. There’s a reason that we’re the #1 supplier of landscaping products to the nation’s top golf courses!

Installing sod for your lawn has incredible benefits:

  • Beautiful and healthy grass
  • Soil erosion prevention
  • Cooler than asphalt and artificial turf
  • Provides cooler temperatures on a hot summer day
  • Eliminates the hassle of growing seeds
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Product Description

What are the Types of Sod?

Sod is the grass and minimal layer of soil beneath it that are bound by the roots and thin material. There are different options of sod available for those wanting to renovate their yard. Whether it’s to fit a specific look or take advantage of the type of grass, choosing the type of sod needed is one of the final steps of your renovation efforts. At Whittier Fertilizer, the different types of quality sod we provide include:

  • Tifgreen Sod. Tifgreen Sod is finely textured sod that adds definition and fullness to your yard. One of the most noticeable benefits of this medium green sod is its incredible durability. This grass is tough enough for both commercial and industrial landscapes. It’s tolerant to heat, foot traffic, and smog. Because of its natural durability, Tifgreen sod is also temperature and drought tolerant.
  • Marathon I Sod. Marathon I Sod is one of the most well rounded products available. Because it is both durable and beautiful, Marathon I Sod provides the best of both worlds.
  • Marathon II Sod. Marathon II Sod is an advanced development of the dwarf tall fescue. Its prime benefits include incredible durability, which allows it to be cut shorter than its counterparts. It is extremely dense and has a rich, deep color. This sod is also designed to be disease resistant.
  • Marathon III Sod. Marathon III Sod is extremely dense and is a darker shade of green. Finely leafed, Marathon III gives the appearance of an all-natural grass carpet. This sod grows at a slower rate, which decreases the time needed to mow the lawn and clean trimmings. The low disposal volume is popular for many clients. While Marathon III Sod can be used anywhere, it is particularly popular for residential and community areas.
  • Sahara Sod. Sahara sod is an improved version of the common Bermuda grass. Because Bermuda grass already has high tolerance for foot traffic, Sahara is very durable and greens up quickly when watered.
  • St. Augustine. This turf is particularly course and dense. It is perfect for warm-seasons and warm-weather environments.

Why Use Whittier Fertilizer

Regardless of what type of sod you need, we are thrilled to be your provider of landscaping products. At Whittier Fertilizer, we truly care about your experience and the health and visual appearance of your lawn. Because we are a full-service landscape supply center, you know that you have access to everything you need to keep your sod healthy and beautiful!

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May 16, 2015

I need 350 square feet of St Augustine. Do you sell it, How much is it, do I have to order it? do you deliver or do I pick it up? We live in 90623 La Palma CA I’d like to ly it next saturday.

April 27, 2015

I have a 718 sq feet i would like to put sod in the back yard. direct sunlight will be hitting it. What is the price for Marathon II ( and is this sod recommended for when in direct sundlight)? can i get a quote on total cost for everything that will be needed.

thank you

April 9, 2015

I need your help! I am looking for a sod to cover small area of about 120 sq ft. the problem is that I have two large dogs. Can you please recommend a sod that will be best.

March 17, 2015

I need a sod that can take the heat up to most of the day. The sun just slams my front yard, since your St. Augustine sod is hard to get would Tifgreen be a better choice than the other sods you have?

February 1, 2015


I would like to buy St.Augustine, my yard about 1000 Sq Ft, how many I need to buy and how much ?

please email me if you have time.


Tai Nguyen
January 25, 2015

I have 255sq ft of front yard that I like to get the marathon 2 sod. How much would it be for the total with shipping and without. Thanks tai

October 9, 2014

Do you have tall fescue seed?

August 25, 2014

I need 2,400 square ft of marathon 2 sod.
How much is your marathon 2 per square ft?

July 14, 2014

How much is your St. Agustine sod per sq ft?

July 1, 2014

Hi, oz I have a very large yard 73.500 sqft , I had marathon 2 installed in my yard and also sprinkler system . But my grass almost died. I would like to install st. Agustine grass, what would be the best time of the year to have it installed. And how much would it cost me? I live in whittier.

June 26, 2014

We need 1300 sq ft of sod for our backyard. We have 2 large dogs and direct sunlight in La Habra. What would you recommend and what would the cost be?

Eduardo Avina
June 23, 2014

Hi. I have an area of about 300 sq ft, received direct sunlight all day and have a large dog. This area is also next to our pool and has heavy foot traffic during the summer. What type would be best type and cost for this? We live in Pico rivera. Thank you

May 29, 2014

I need a price quote for 950 sq ft of marathon 2 sod. Thanks

Mari M.
May 28, 2014

Hi. I am looking to buy either MarathonII or St. Augustine SOD. I need 250sqft. What is the price for each? And how much for delivery to Alhambra (zip 91801)?

Ignacio Montoya
May 13, 2014

How much is it to lay down 600 square feet of sod?

May 12, 2014

I need about 408 sq. ft. of sod. How much is it for St. Augustine? also do you have amendments to put down before i lay this grass? and if so how much is that? Thanks

daniel ayala
May 9, 2014

I have roughly about 300 to 400 sq ft for grass I have to small dogs also three boys woundering what would be a good durable grass to put also no sprinkler system so I would be watering myself what would you guys recommen

April 27, 2014

I have about 700 square feet. The problem I have is that in the winter I hardly get any sun but in the summer I get around 5-7 hours. Which kind of grass do you recommend. Oh yah I also have 2 small kids and a dog that like to play on grass.

March 30, 2014

Hello, do carry/sell sod from the Zoysia family?

March 11, 2014


I currently have an issue with gophers and most of my back yard is dirt and dried up grass. I am having my gardener tear up all the dirt and want to put new grass in. I am interested in St. Augustine but know that it can get pricy. I heard that the grass doesnt have to be completely put to cover the whole backyard, that it can but placed in the corners and in the middle and allow the grass to spread and grow. Is this true? And if so, with about how much grass would I need to purchase.