So you’ve decided to install sod in your yard(s) -that’s great! Your next step is to determine which type of turfgrass is right for your climate, shade levels, etc. At Bell Sod and Hydroseed, we recommend Dwarf Fescue Bluegrass for Sacramento area homes and nearby regions. This lush blend of tall Fescue and Kentucky bluegrass keeps your California lawn looking beautiful throughout the year.
If you live in Sacramento, you know the harsh weather conditions that make growing and maintaining a healthy lawn difficult. The combination of heavy rain, erosion, and drought seasons leave many varieties of grasses brown and patchy. Dwarf Fescue Bluegrass, on the other hand, has an expansive root system that can grow over four feet deep when properly established. It’s characterized by its slender, rich-hued blade that many agree is more visually appealing than other varieties of fescue. By blending the drought and traffic resistant characteristics with the fine blades and cold tolerance of Kentucky Bluegrasses, Dwarf Fescue Bluegrass creates a lawn that looks good in any season.
Other Sod Varieties for California Lawns
In our hot, wet regions of the Sacramento Bay area, many turfgrasses struggle to survive. Sod varieties require a large amount of water and a smaller range of temperatures. They also have a tendency to need edging more (around areas such as flower beds or driveways) due to their invasive nature. Dwarf Fescue Bluegrass is a relatively recent hybrid that thrives in residential lawns.
In order to match older lawns and provide ample durability for sports fields, Bell Sod and Hydroseed also installs Perennial Ryegrass. Ryegrass can withstand the tough nature of sports better than most sod varieties, but does require more maintenance such as watering, fertilization and overall care to remain healthy.
We deliver and can install thick, weed-free sod right to you. All our turfgrasses are locally grown and cut, guaranteeing freshness and compatibility with the landscape.
Many turfgrasses flounder in the hot, wet regions of the Sacramento Bay area. Sod varieties require too much water, can’t withstand the heat and cold, or become too invasive in flowerbeds and other parts of the landscape. Dwarf Fescue Bluegrass thrives in residential lawns, but it’s a relatively recent hybrid. Bell Sod and Hydroseed installs Perennial Rye to match older lawns and to provide ample durability for sports fields. Ryegrass can withstands abuse better than most sod varieties, but requires more watering, fertilization, and overall care to remain healthy.
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