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Variety Comparison of WCT Sod Options

The following chart lists some of our most popular varieties to compare their characteristics and performance.  Some varieties are not sold in all locations, so refer to those varieties in our Shop Products menu for those available in your area.








WestCoaster Dwarf Tall Fescue

Primary Use:LawnLawnGolf Fairways,LawnLawn, golf fairwaysLawnLawn, Athletic
Secondary Use:Golf,Athletic Fields,Athletic FieldsGround cover and Shaded AreaAthletic FieldsParks, Athletic FieldsGolf
Putting GreensCommercial Areas
Leaf Texture:FineMediumMedium FineCoarseMediumMediumFine
Thatch:DenseOpenVery DenseDenseVery DenseDenseOpen
Color Type:Bright GreenDeep GreenBright GreenDark GreenDeep blue-greenDark GreenBlue-Green
Shade Tolerance:PoorPoorPoorExcellentFairModerateModerate
Wear Resistance:Very GoodExcellentExcellentModerateExcellentModerateVery Good
Insect Resistance:ExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodExcellentGoodGood
Disease Resistance:ExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodGoodGoodSuperior
Salt Tolerance:GoodExcellentGoodPoorGoodModerateGood
Drought Tolerance:ExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodExcellentGoodGood
Injury Recovery:ExcellentExcellentSuperbGoodSuperbModerateVery Good
Mowing Height Recommended:3/8" - 3/4"3/4" - 1"1/2" - 1"1 1/2" - 2 1/2"1/2"-1"1"- 3"1/2"- 3"
Mowing Frequency5-7 daysWeekly5-7 daysWeekly5-7 daysWeekly5-7 days
(1/3 Rule):
Mower Type Suggested:Power ReelPower Reel or RotaryPower Reel or RotaryPower Reel or RotaryPower Reel or RotaryPower Reel or RotaryPower Reel or Rotary
Outstanding Features:Very Versatile; Very Forgiving if Abused or NeglectedEasy to Mow with Rotary Mower; Easiest to Maintain; Good on Water, Cold Tolerant, Most Popular VarietyHardiest of All Varieties; Stays Green LongestShade Tolerant; Mows with a Rotary; Sodium can be a ProblemVirtually no seed heads, resists scalping, deep blue-green color, improved bermuda shade toleranceDeep root system, green year around in cool season climates,
may use seed for repairs damaged areas.
Repairs better than other cool season grass, and may use seed
to repair damage areas