Marathon sod - Knowledgebase Question

Placentia, CA
Question by riwamoto
August 30, 2007
Does marathon sod spread?

Answer from NGA
August 30, 2007


Marathon is a tall fescue grass with a very deep root system (as deep as 6' once established), which makes it extremely drought tolerant. Tall fescues (Marathon included) spreads by rhizomes. A rhizome is an underground creeping stem or runner that extends outward from the main plant. The rhizome will send a shoot up to the soil surface while extending new roots downward, forming a new plant.

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