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


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!


  1. Tim

    I am considering Marathon I for my backyard, approx 1500 sq ft. I have a fence that runs along the yard that shades approx 4 feet of the yard and the rest is full sun. How would Marathon I do in this situation? Are there things that can be done to make it grow better in shaded areas, possibly modified watering?

    • Whittier Fertilizer

      Tim, Marathon I would be the best choice for shaded areas, however no grass will do well in full shade. The Marathon I usually requires 50-60% sun to thrive. I would certainly suggest minimum watering in the shaded areas to prevent fungus and disease.


    Delivery is free for over 1000 sq ft., but what are your delivery areas?

  3. Missy

    I have a baby and two dogs wat grass is most durable to high traffic and looks nice

    • Whittier Fertilizer

      Missy, I would recommend Marathon sod. It is durable, uses less water than most grasses and is green all year.

  4. Jamero

    What is the price of st. Agustin and marathon ll?

    • Whittier Fertilizer

      Jamero, for orders of 500 square feet or more, Marathon II is $.54 per foot and St. Augustine is $1.08 per foot. St. Augustine will not be available until late March or early April. {All rates vary on the amount purchased and are subject to change periodically}

  5. Lacey

    When will St. Augustine be available for purchase? I am going to need 500-600 sq.ft. How much will it be per sq. ft. once available?

    • Whittier Fertilizer

      Lacey, the sod company tells us late March-early April. Cost for 500 feet or more is $1.08 per foot. {All rates vary on the amount purchased and are subject to change periodically}

  6. Tony

    Hi, im looking at putting in sod in my backyard appx 2200 sqft. I would like something that will stay green all year long and low maintenance. Would Marathon I be the choice for me? Is there an ideal time to put in new sod? Because im looking at doing this in the next 3-4 weeks. What is the current cost and is it still free delivery after 1000 sqft.
    Thank you

  7. Jimmy

    Hi I’d like to sod my front yard 1070sq ft. What’s the price for St. Augustine and is it now available? What do you recommend in order to prepare the soil for sodding? Also, is delivery free for ordering 1000 sq. ft or more?

  8. Carolina


    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.

    • Whittier Fertilizer

      Carolina, St. Augustine grass will spread out over time. A general estimate is to install about 10% of your total square feet. So if you have 1000 feet, buy 100 feet and cut it into squares.

  9. Rob

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

    • Whittier Fertilizer

      Rob, sorry, our sod supplier does not carry Zoysia any more.

  10. Louie

    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.

  11. daniel ayala

    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

    • Whittier Fertilizer

      Daniel, St. Augustine would be your best bet. It is very durable and requires the least amount of care. For 300 to 400 feet, the cost is $1.16 per square foot. {All rates vary on the amount purchased and are subject to change periodically}

  12. erica

    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

  13. Ignacio Montoya

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

    • Whittier Fertilizer

      Ignacio, we would need to know what type of sod you want. Also, we only sell the sod, not installation.

  14. Mari M.

    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)?

    • Whittier Fertilizer

      Mari, Marathon II is $.70 per square foot and St. Augustine is $1.24 per foot. Delivery is $75.00. {All rates vary on the amount purchased and are subject to change periodically}

  15. Humberto

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

  16. Eduardo Avina

    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

    • Whittier Fertilizer

      Eduardo, St, Augustine or Marathon 1 would be your best choices. St. Augustine is $1.16 per square foot and Marathon is $.61 per square foot. {All rates vary on the amount purchased and are subject to change periodically}

  17. Todd

    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?

    • Whittier Fertilizer

      Todd, your best choices would be either St. Augustine for square foot or Marathon 1 for .53 per square foot. Either would be free delivery. {All rates vary on the amount purchased and are subject to change periodically}

  18. Omar

    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.

    • Whittier Fertilizer

      Omar, St. Augustine does best in hot weather so now thru September is the best time to plant. The cost for that amount of St. Augustine is $1.07/square foot + tax. {All rates vary on the amount purchased and are subject to change periodically}

  19. Bob

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

    • Whittier Fertilizer

      Bob, St. Augustine starts at $1.24 per foot for less than 300 feet. Between 300-500 feet is $1.16 and 500 feet and above is $1.08 per foot. {All rates vary on the amount purchased and are subject to change periodically}

  20. Loui

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

    • Whittier Fertilizer

      Loui, Marathon II is .54 per foot. {All rates vary on the amount purchased and are subject to change periodically}

  21. Randy

    Do you have tall fescue seed?

  22. Tai Nguyen

    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

  23. Ann


    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.


  24. Freddy

    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?

  25. Henry

    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.

  26. Crystal

    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

  27. Theresa

    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.

  28. Bonnie Gomez

    I need a pallet 500 sq foot of San Augustine grass by Friday, March 10, 2017. I could pick it up or if you deliver what is the price. What is the price for the pallet?

    • Whittier Fertilizer

      Sorry no St Augustine sod available until mid April

      All the grower ran out last


      Thank You


  29. Amy

    Do you sell St Augustine plugs? What is the cost?

    • Whittier Fertilizer

      Susanna, we do sell St. Augustine sod size is 4’ x 15” = 5 sq ft your cost on a roll is $6.20 but not available until 1st or 2nd week of April

      Thank You


  30. Stuart Melheim

    When will St Augustine sod be available

    • Whittier Fertilizer

      Stuart, its right around the corner now, its either the 1st or 2nd week of April

      Thank You


  31. Omar

    Do you guys sell st. augustine plugs? What is the cost?

    • Whittier Fertilizer

      Omar, we don’t sell plugs, only sod. Cost is $1.24 per sq. ft.

  32. Stanley

    Do you sell red worms?

    • Whittier Fertilizer

      Stanley, we do not sell red worms.

  33. Ever

    Good morning,

    Do you have St. Augustine available? What is the cost?

    • Whittier Fertilizer

      We have three price ranges: 5-294 is $1.24 a square foot, 3-495 is $1.16 a square foot, and 500+ is $1.08. For more information please give us a call.

  34. Ever

    do you have st Augustine sod available? what’s the cost?

  35. Gabriel

    Do you have st Augustine sod available?

    • Whittier Fertilizer

      We do have st Augistine sod available for pick up or delivery, please call us for more information.

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