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Southland Sod

Genuine Marathon Picked Up Off Lot Prices:

Sunshine Growers is an authorized dealer for Southland Sod Original Marathon. Fresh sod may be picked up during regular business hours, off the lot sod is picked up on a first come first serve basis.

OFF THE LOT SOD PRICES
Marathon I – Original .78 sq. ft. $3.90 per 5 sq. ft. roll
Marathon II – Dwarf .79 sq. ft. $3.95 per 5 sq. ft. roll
Marathon III Lite – 8sq. ft. per roll 1.02 sq. ft. $8.16 per 8 sq. ft. roll
St. Augustine 1.52 sq. ft. $7.60 per 5 sq. ft. roll
Tiffgreen – Bermuda .78 sq. ft. $3.90 per 5 sq. ft. roll
Green Wave .95 sq. ft. $4.75 per 5 sq. ft. roll

Sod Delivered to Job Site/Home

Minimum order of 200 sq. ft. for Delivery of sod for following days-Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
1000 sq. ft. or more FREE DELIVERY –
Under 1000 sq. ft. there will be a delivery change.
200 sq. ft. – 495 sq. ft. – $75 Delivery
500 sq. ft. – 995 sq. ft. – $50 Delivery

Sod must be Paid in Full in Advance of Delivery of Sod. No Exceptions

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INTRODUCING A NEW SOD VARIETY THAT FILLS THE NEED FOR A LOW WATER USE AND SHADE TOLERANT LAWN

Southland Sod Farms is the exclusive California grower of Zeon zoysia. Zoysi warm-season grasses and as such use a minimum 25% less water than cool-season Zeon has the added benefit of sustaining itself in up to 75% shade. It has beautiful green color and medium fine texture similar to bluegrass. It can be mowed high to its hybrid bermuda cousin without building up thatch. Yet, it has high turf and density giving it great wear resestance and recovery.

Variety Cost
MARATHON I .66 per sq ft.
MARATHON II .68 per sq ft.
MARATHON III Lite .90 per sq ft.
   
ST. AUGUSTINE 1.32 per sq ft.
TIFFGREEN – BERMUDA .68 per sq ft.
KOREAN GRASS 4.95 per sq ft.
NEW ZEON ZOSIA $1.82 per sq ft.
  1 lb 5 lb 25 lb
Marathon Grass Seed
MARA I 6.99 31.99 119.99
MARA II 7.99 33.99 139.99
MARA III 8.99 35.99 159.99
       
       
Bulk Seed
SUNSHINE 2.99lb 50lb  144.99
RED FESCUE 3.99lb 50lb  159.99
SHADY MIX 4.25lb 50lb  199.99

Which of our sods is best for you?

Standard tall fescue, Very durable, Tolerates daily wear, fast growth. Excellent recovery from injury, Coarse texture, Medium green color, Tolerates up to 40% shade. Also available in soil-less Lite Sod.

Dwarf tall fescue, Durable, Tolerates weekend activity levels. Slightly reduced growth rate. Good injury recovery, Medium/coarse texture, Medium dark green, Tolerates 25% shade.

Extra dwarf tall fescue, Use ornamentally where there are low activity levels, Slow injury recovery, Substantially reduced mow dippings, Medium/fine texture, Dark green, Do not use in shade.

 

All members of the Marathon Family stay green year round and are deep rooted, drought resistant, and very well adapted to varying Southern California climates and soils.

Very coarse thick stemmed runners. Used primarily where shade tolerance is the top priority. Native to the southern United States where humid conditions do not permit cool season lawn varieties to flourish, Considerable thatching, Requires concrete borders for containment. Dormant in winter.

Hybrid Bermuda, Excellent as athletic field or recreational turf, Often used on golf course putting greens, Very dense, low-growing, fine textured, With consistent core and trimming will create an attractive manicured look, Develops thatch, Requires concrete borders for containment. Becomes dormant in winter.

All members of the Marathos Family stay year round and one deep rooted, drought resistant, and very well adopted to varying Southerns California Climates and Soils.

Watering New Marathon Sod – (Dry Regions)

Sod Sprinkler August

Water sod lightly after each 200 square feet is installed, to prevent wilting. After all the sod is down and rolled, turn on your sprinklers and let them run until sod is good and soaked. To keep it that way, for the first week, water until runoff begins, once every three hours at 7AM, 11AM and 2PM. During the second week water twice a day at 7AM and 2PM. During the third week water at 7AM. Eventually taper back to once every day.

Adjust according to weather and season – water more frequently during warm or windy weather. After your lawn has become established (approximately 6 to 8 weeks), water according to the following guidelines:

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  • As infrequently as possible (once or twice a week in the cooler months, three or more times per week in warmer months), to maintain a healthy green condition.
  • For as long as possible to get deep soil penetration (10 to 15 minutes). It may be necessary to cycle irrigate if runoff occurs after a short time. Water until runoff occurs, and then stop and wait for the water to penetrate (about an hour) then repeat.
  • Water as early as possible between 7AM and 10 AM.
  • DO NOT water areas in the shade as frequently as areas of lawn that receive full sun.

In addition, be sure to watch for blue-gray tint and limp areas of your lawn. This is not Fungus. It is caused by dehydration and is an indication that immediate watering is needed. This usually occurs on tops of mounds and where sprinkler coverage is not adequate.
(It is acceptable to water grass in the full sun; it will not burn the blades)

Before Sod Arrives:

Before Sod Arrives❏ Kill old lawn. For best results, first water and fertilize your lawn so that it is in a vigorous growth mode. Then spray entire lawn with Roundup®, carefully following directions on the packaging. Roundup is a highly effective herbicide that enters the plant through its foliage and is translocated all the way down to its root system. One thorough treatment will usually completely kill your old lawn and weeds.

 

Before Sod Arrives❏ Remove dead lawn. Using a sod cutter, strip away dead turf. Roll or section dead turf and discard. (Sod cutters can usually be found at a local rental yard or nursery.)

❏ Rototill soil and install or repair sprinklers. Only after removing rocks or debris, rototill soil to a depth of 4” – 6”. Consult local nurseryman for soil amendment and irrigation system recommendations.

 

Before Sod Arrives❏ Rake and fine grade. Rake to break up large clods and remove any remaining debris. Fine grade by scraping across the surface to smooth uneven areas. Finished grade should be 1/2” below walkways, driveways, and/or patios. Please Note: Sod is uniformly machine-cut and will conform to any irregularities left in the grade.

❏ Apply Marathon Sod & Seed Starter™. Distribute the Marathon fertilizer evenly over prepared area, either by hand, or by using a “whirlybird” style applicator. Avoid applying under windy conditions. For best results, follow directions on bag.

Before Sod Arrives❏ Roll soil. Roll soil to settle and firm the surface. Fine grade again, if necessary. (Rollers are available from a local nursery or rental yard.) Soil should be dry to avoid compaction.

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After Sod Arrives:

After Sod Arrives❏ Lay sod immediately upon delivery. Begin laying sod adjacent to the longest boundary of the area to be covered. Stagger each new row of sod so that seams are offset, as in a brick wall. Butt ends and edges tightly together.

❏ Conform to curved surfaces. Cut sod with heavy knife to conform to curved boundaries, planters, etc. After first 200 square feet are installed, water sod lightly to prevent wilting.

After Sod Arrives❏ Roll sod. When all the sod is installed, use a roller to ensure a good contact between the sod and native soil.

❏ Water thoroughly. To avoid having dry patches in your lawn and to promote even growth, sprinkler system pattern should provide “head-to-head” coverage as indicated by arrows.

 

 

After Sod Arrives❏ Watering New Marathon Sod. Water Sod lightly after each 200 square feet are installed, to prevent wilting. After all the sod is down and rolled, turn on your sprinklers and let them run until the sod is good and soaked. To keep it that way, for the first week water until runoff begins once every few hours at 7 am, 11 am and 2 pm. During the second week water twice a day at 7 am and 2 pm. During the third week water at 7 am. Eventually taper back to once every two or three days. Adjust according to weather and season – water more frequently during warm or windy After Sod Arrivesweather. After your lawn has become established (approximately 6 to 8 weeks), water according to the following guidelines:

  • As infrequently as possible (once or twice a week in the cooler months, three or more times per week in the warmer months).
  • For as long as possible to get deep soil penetration (up to 30 minutes). It may be necessary to cycle irrigate if runoff occurs after just a short time – water until runoff occurs, then stop and wait for the water to penetrate (usually 1 to 2 hours), then repeat.
  • As early as possible – first thing in the morning.

After Sod Arrives❏ Mowing. Mowing should begin one week after installation.
For more information contact Southland Sod Farms, P.O. Box 579, Port Hueneme, CA 93044-0579, (805) 488-3585. Marathon I, II, III are registered trademarks of Southland Sod Farms, ©1993 Southland Sod Farms. Roundup is a registered trademark of The Agricultural Group of Monsanto Company. www.sod.com