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LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT SPECIFICATION SHEET
 Specification Call Out: MARATHON III SOD/SEED
 Technical Data

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Common Name:
 Marathon® III

Species:
 Dwarf Tall Fescue
Festuca Arundinacea

Varieties:
 ShortcutTM

Description:
 Marathon III is our most advanced dwarf tall fescue. It represents the latest release in a fifteen year progression of breeding development. Marathon III is denser, darker green, finer leafed and slower growing than previous generations. It can be mowed shorter resulting in a more compact carpet-like appearance. Its slower growth rate results in significantly lower clipping yield which, in turn, lowers disposal volume. Mowing frequency may also be reduced, particularly during cooler seasons. Marathon III contains "Shortcut" which is our proprietary variety developed through a cooperative research program.

Guarantee:
 Marathon III Sod carries one year free replacement guarantee contingent upon proper installation and minimum level of maintenance.

Uses:

Residences

Apartment Complexes

Playgrounds

Commercial Buildings

Golf Courses

Cemeteries

Characteristics:

Color:

Dark green year around.

Growth Rate:

Summer, 5/8 to 1 inch per week.
 Winter, 1/4 to 1/2 inch per week.

Texture:

Leaf width ranges from 1/16 to 3/16 inch
 mixed. Within the range, leaves tend to
 average narrower in winter and wider in
 summer.

Density:

Approx. 60 leaves per 1 1/2 inch diameter core.

Height:

Root Depth:

Summer, 1 3/4 inch mowing height
 recommended. Winter, 1 1/2 inch mowing
 height recommended.

To 6 feet.

Adaptability:

Soils Range:

All types (Amendments are recommended for heavy clay soils to promote drainage.)

Temp. Tolerance:

pH Range:

ECe Range:

Shade Tolerance:

25F to 110F.

5.0 to 8.5, 7.0 preferred.

Tolerant to 8.0, 0 to 4.0 preferred.

50% filtered or 50% daylight hours.

Geographic Range:

Coastline, inland valleys, and deserts. Avoid mountain areas above 4000 ft. due to sustained cold.

Standards and Measures:

Sod

100% Weed Free

Size:

5 Sq. Ft. (15 in. x 48 in.)
 Soil Thickness 1/2 in. 1/8 in.
 500 Sq. Ft. per Pallet

Weight:

25 Lbs. per 5 Sq. Ft. Piece, 2500 Lbs. per Pallet.

Shipping Temp:

 In order to ensure shipping life and an installation time of at least 24 hours, sod shall be refrigerated to the following temperatures prior to shipment:

50F in Winter
 40F in Summer

Seed

100% Weed Free

98% Purity (2% Inert Maximum)
 90% Minimum Germination
 225,000 Seeds per Lb.

Seed Establishment:

Seed Rate:

10 to 12 Lbs. per 1000 Sq. Ft.

Germination:

7 to 14 Days

Maintenance:

Water:

2 to 3 Times per Week at 80% ETo Optimum, 60% ETo Minimum.

Mowing:

Fertilization:

Spring, Summer, Fall - Weekly. Winter - As Needed.

Specify Marathon Sod and Seed Starter (15-15-15) at 10 Lbs. per
 1000 Sq. Ft. Prior to Installation. Use Marathon All Season (25-5-5)
 at 6 Week Intervals at a Rate of 4 Lbs. per 1000 Sq. Ft. during Fall,
 Winter, and Spring.

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