Marathon seed in Los Angeles

dandcpJune 28, 2008

Anyone know where I can buy Marathon grass seed in LA? I live near USC area.

I have about 400 sq feet or so in the back yard. Mostly sunny area. edges up to the driveway and otherside is retaining wall.

Not sure how much I may need. few lbs?

Thanks

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segask(z10 sunset zone 23/24)

I've seen Marathon I, II, and III seed for sale at Armstrong Garden Centers and also at Ewing Irrigation.

http://armstronggarden.com/store_locator/

http://www.ewing1.com/general/ews_loc_california.htm

for Tall Fescue I think the spreading rate is usually around 8 lbs. per 1000 sq ft.

Its pretty expensive. If I remember the prices right, a 5 lb. bucket of Marathon I is $25, and a 5 lb. bucket of Marathon II or III costs $30. But since you only have 400 sq. ft. you'll only need one bucket.

    Bookmark   July 2, 2008 at 9:39PM
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dandcp

yes, I realize Marathon can be expensive but heard that it maybe worth it in the long run.
or does anyone have any other suggestions for cheaper seed?

    Bookmark   July 2, 2008 at 11:34PM
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