Understanding the Most Common Types of Sod

Understanding the Most Common Types of Sod

Sod is a useful tool when needing extra grass after damaging weather exposes soil or when moving into a home with an unhealthy lawn. Before you purchase sod, here is a brief explanation of the most common types.

Adapted Grass


While most sods sold today are not native grasses, they have been adapted to thrive in different climates. For that reason, sod is divided into two categories: cool season and warm season. Cool season sods are best for areas that have cold winters and warm to hot summers. These grasses include:

  • Kentucky Bluegrass
  • Perennial Ryegrass
  • Bent Grass
  • Rough Bluegrass
  • Red Fescue

Warm season grasses are planted in areas that generally are not prone to cold temperatures or winter weather. Sods well suited for this zone include Carpet Grass, Buffalo Grass, Bahia and Bermuda Grass. However, just because these are warmer climates, the grass can be challenging to maintain. Lawn caretakers may need to seed their lawns over the winter months if they want to uphold green grass.


In the Zone


Because not all areas have winter and summer seasons, transitional zone sods have also been developed. These include Tall Fescue, Thermal Blue and Zoysiagrass. These grasses thrive in the states of Virginia, Kentucky, North Carolina and the panhandle of Texas.

If you would like more information about the types of sod used in lawn care or where to buy sod in Morgan Hill, please visit this website. You can learn even more about sod grass, how to care for it and what type is best for your yard.


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