the Right Marathon

The History
of Marathon brand

Genuine Marathon Sod was first produced in 1983. Since then, it has become the most popular lawn choice of homeowners throughout Southern California.
Well suited to Southern California soils and climates, Marathon is liked for its green year-round look. Thanks to a remarkably extensive root system, up to five times deeper than bluegrass, Marathon Sod uses less water and is tolerant of high heat. It is resistant to pests and diseases. Also it exhibits good shade tolerance (up to 40% shade). Marathon has excellent wear resistance against all kinds of foot traffic, making it perfect for families with children.

Since its introduction, Marathon Sod has been consistently updated. Our research and development program has created new improved tall fescue varieties used to enhance Marathon’s performance and appearance.

Three versions of Marathon have evolved, representing a broad range of characteristics. All Marathon varieties stay green year-round, and are deep rooted and drought tolerant. They differ in growth rate, depth of color, texture and durability. All Marathon varieties contain our own exclusive varieties and are grown only by Southland Sod Farms .

Choose a Different
Marathon for Different Needs

When deciding which Marathon Sod variety is best for your home, it is important to realize that Marathon I and II have progressively slower growth rates.

Below is an easy to reference guide on choosing the right Marathon for your home

Original Marathon

Ideal for recreation and family use

Most Durable, Good for Daily activity levels

Fast injury recovery
Mow between 2 ½’’ and 3 ½’’
Coarse texture
Medium green year-round

Families who choose Original Marathon (Marathon I) like it for its all-purpose maximum durability. Please note: Even though Marathon I is hardy, no grass will hold up well to dogs!

Marathon is now available in lite sod

Up to 40% shade

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Marathon II*

Good Balance: Beauty and Easy Care
Weekend activity levels

Good injury recovery
Mow between 2’’ and 3’’
Medium/ coarse texture
Medium-dark green year-round

With its slightly more refined appearance and high durability,
Marathon II is the most popular
choice of Southern California homeowners.

Marathon II is now available in lite sod

0 to 25% shade

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*Marathon II is the most popular choice of Southern California homeowners.
With its slightly more refined appearance and high durability,

Genuine Marathon sod

Beautiful, Durable, Guaranteed
Where To Buy

Some Important
Considerations Before You Buy

The Basics: Food, Water, and Sun

Pet Burn

No sod, including Marathon, is immune
to burning from dog urine.

Recovery from Damage

Marathon I and II are different from
one another in terms of progressively
slower growth rates

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