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.
Historically at Cog Hill, we had used Kentucky bluegrass blends for our roughs on all four golf courses...until we were introduced to RTF.
It has performed in every way that we have asked it to. Whether we plant it on bunker faces, high traffic areas, naturalized areas, or closely mowed intermediate rough it maintains great color, density, and health all season long. Its traffic tolerance, drought and disease resistance, superior color, and density make it an easy decision.
We will continue to use RTF for all of our continued construction and overseeding projects without a doubt.
Cog Hill Golf & Country Club ,
We began using RTF roughly 6 years ago on some of our south facing bunkers as the bluegrass wouldn’t perform to our liking.
We tried out a few and were greatly pleased by the vigor with which the RTF held through the season and the years after.
We have since utilized RTF on all bunker face and pond bank renovations. Our hope is to continue our interseed program with RTF in our high traffic areas and eventually all our rough due to its durability during summer stress and drought conditions we sometimes see.
Briarwood Country Club ,