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BENEFICIAL QUICK LINKS- A BEAUTIFUL LANDSCAPE

Compare Utah Sod

Most lawns in Utah are comprised of cultivars of Kentucky bluegrass (KBG), perennial ryegrass, and turf type tall fescue. While these species have many great qualities that make them suitable for use in Utah, they also have downsides that may cause you to consider other options when renovating or establishing a lawn. Compare utah sod products below:

All American Blue All American Pro AllAmerican

Oasis

AllAmerican

Native

Dark Green Color Yes Yes Yes Yes
Leaf Texture Fine Fine Medium Medium
Blade Width/Feel Fine/Soft Fine/Soft Medium/Course Fine/Soft
Shade Good Good Better Better
Water Saving Good Good Good Better
Heat Tolerant Good Good Good Good
Endophyte No Yes Yes Yes
Diesease Resistant Yes Yes Yes Yes
Stripeability Good Best Fair Fair
Water Tolerant Good Excellent Good Excellent
Poor Soil Conditions Good Good Better Best
Recomended Use Lawns, Sports Fields Lawns, Sports Fields Lawns, Warm Climate, Sports Fields Lawns, Water Saving, Warm Climate, Pets, Sports Fields
Supplementary Water Needs 30″ – “32 30″ – “32 25″ – “32 20″ – “24
Suggested Retail Price .40 .45 .45 .50

COMPARE UTAH SOD – DISEASES

Compare the diseases associated with each type of grass before choosing if you have had problems in the past.  In particular, when mismanaged, KBG is susceptible to diseases like summer patch, snow mold, and necrotic ring spot. For lawns plagued with these diseases, turf type tall fescue (TF) is a viable alternative to KBG, ryegrass, fine fescues, and other cool season species for home lawns in Utah. In 2016, the Utah Plant Pest Diagnostic Lab received more turf samples than usual. Of the 300 samples, 80 (27%) were turfgrass. Many turf diseases were diagnosed this year and many samples had multiple issues. Of the diseased turf samples, 75% had summer patch or necrotic ring spot.

COMPARE UTAH SOD – CARE PRACTICES

Care practices also effect cultivar performance.  Proper care of your lawn will increase performance and beauty of your landscape.

  • Maintaining a mowing height of 2-3 inches
  • Maintaining sharp mowing blades
  • Core aeration
  • Proper Watering
  • Thatch management
  • Proper fertilization

COMPARE UTAH SOD – COLOR CHANGES

Mixing Varieties or Sod from Different Farms is NOT recommended

New darker varieties of Kentucky Bluegrass inserted into an older well kept yard. A man replaced a garden spot years after lawn was established. This picture shown is 3 years after sod was planted in this garden spot and the color variation is still very noticeable. Newer Varieties are darker in color given to new breeding developments.

Often we are asked if it is recommended to:(1) Mix Varieties or Types of Grass, (2) Mix sod from another farm, (3) Get sod for the same yard at a different time

  1. Mix Varieties or Types of Grass
  2. Mix sod from another farm
  3. Get sod for the same yard at a different time

Potential Problems with mixing

  • Color differences will be very noticeable.
  • New darker varieties will be noticeable
  • Water requirements are different
  • Blade widths are noticeable
  • Soil Types will be different