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Sod Selection Guide

The charts below compare sod characteristics:

In all each chart, longer bars signify more desirable traits.

Drought Tolerance:

Tifgreen 
Zoysia Tenuifolia 
Marathon® Family 
Pureblue™ 
Ryeblue™ 
St. Augustine 

 
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Disease Resistance:

Tifgreen 
Marathon Family 
St. Augustine 
Zoysia Tenuifolia 
Ryeblue 
Pureblue 
 
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Wear Resistance:

Tifgreen 
Marathon Family 
Ryeblue 
Pureblue 
St. Augustine 
Zoysia Tenuifolia 
 
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Shade Tolerance:

St. Augustine 
Zoysia Tenuifolia 
Marathon Family 
Pureblue 
Ryeblue 
Tifgreen 
 
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Recovery from Moderate Wear:

Tifgreen 
St. Augustine 
Marathon Family 
Pureblue 
Ryeblue 
Zoysia Tenuifolia 
 
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Tolerance to Poor Soil:

Tifgreen 
Zoysia Tenuifolia 
Marathon Family 
St. Augustine 
Ryeblue 
Pureblue 
 
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Heat Tolerance:

Tifgreen 
Zoysia Tenuifolia 
St. Augustine 
Marathon Family 
Ryeblue 
Pureblue 
 
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Resistance to Thatching:

Marathon Family 
Ryeblue 
Pureblue 
Zoysia Tenuifolia 
St. Augustine 
Tifgreen 
 
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