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Marathon II is a Southern California Classic. Marathon 2 is a deep dark green Dwarf Tall Fescue that will give your yard a curb appeals every neighbor will envy. The most drought tolerant Dwarf Tall Fescue Seed available is used to make the Marathon sod as drought tolerant as an evergreen can be. It is one of the most popular cool-season, evergreen variety with a rich dark green color. It has a medium leaf blade that is very disease resistance, partial shade tolerance and has a deep rooting system to help for drought tolerance. It is easy to care for and adapts well to the varied climates and soils of the West. We do not recommend Marathon II for small areas with large pets or in areas that may have water restrictions due to severe drought conditions. This turf is great for Children, small pets and is soft to the touch. Great for semi and direct coastal areas.
Easy Care

Weekend activity levels

Good injury recovery

Can take up to 25% shade

Mow between 2’’ and 3’’

Medium/coarse texture

Medium-dark green year-round

sold as 5 sq ft slabs - 15" x 48"

For the first 20 days, water as needed to keep the topsoil moist to a 3-inch depth. After 20 days, water three or more times a week during warm weather. In cooler weather, water once or twice a week. Sandy soil requires more frequent watering than clay soil. Inland areas require more water than coastal areas. Special attention should be paid to slopes and mounds where runoff occurs. More frequent, shorter watering may be necessary.

You can start Fertilizing 2-3 months after installation and in six-to-eight-week intervals if needed depending on your lawn’s color. Light green is an indication that your lawn needs fertilizer. Use an all-purpose fertilizer, and follow label directions.

Mow seven days after installation. Mow to a height of 2" -3" inches. Weekly mowing recommended except in cold weather, when mowing may be less frequent. Never mow more than one third of the blade at one time; it may injure the plant.


Minimum order of 200 sq. ft'
200 - 400 sq. ft" - $100.00 Delivery Fee (included in price below)
500 - 950sq. ft' - $75.00 Delivery Fee (included in price below)
1000 sq. ft' plus - Free Delivery (price below reflects free delivery)

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Drought Tolerance 6
Disease Resistance 8.5
Wear Resistance 7
Shade Tolerance 7
Recovery 7
Winter Color 9.5