RTF® is the only Tall Fescue with True Rhizomes. Rhizomes help the RTF quickly fill in damaged and bare spots in your lawn with new shoots of grass. This results in less over-seeding, fewer weed problems and no wide-leafed ugly clumps of grass like other tall fescues can form.
RTF’s extensive root system has the ability to draw moisture from a deep soil profile, which helps it use less water and makes it adaptable in a wide range of soils. It has excellent heat and drought tolerance, with less irrigation. A New Mexico State University trial proved RTF maintained high turf quality with 30% less water.
A major point of discussion with natural turfgrass systems is the amount of water required to irrigate. Most water overuse is due to human error or miscalculation. Understanding and following proper irrigation practices will lead to water conservation. Water conservation can also be achieved by using a drought tolerant turf, such as the ones used in the RTF Sod blend. Also by encouraging deeper rooting of turfgrass cultivars like the RTF Sod by watering deeply and infrequently.
I've planted seed and sod lawns (etc) for years.
This is the best color, sustainability, disease resistant, and overall performance in a fescue I've ever had.
My clients want landscapes that use as little water as possible. Reducing chemical use and time spent on maintenance are desired as well. Traditional lawns are very greedy.
Our clients are using less and less water over time. We also get very few Spring callbacks looking for overseeding.
I have found RTF to be a superior lawn, and my clients respond positively to us recommending it.
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