Lawn Solutions RTF Tall Fescue Instant Lawn digs deep, is shade tolerant turf and feels great.
A cool season grass recommended for Adelaide Hills and South East areas where the climate is cooler and rainfall is higher.
Soft to the touch, gentle even on bare feet, our RTF lawn is brilliant for use on sporting surfaces
A superior thick lush Tall Fescue lawn
Developed by turf scientists at the Barenbrug research facility, Lawn Solutions Australia’s RTF lawn is a superior tall fescue variety that is a deep-rooting, thick, lush, cool season grass with tolerance to heat and dry conditions. As a superior cool climate tall fescue, it also is the perfect shade tolerant turf as they both go hand-in-hand.
Rhizomes to the rescue
A rhizome (from Greek, meaning rootstalk) is a horizontal plant stem, most often found underground, Rhizomes are valued because they send out new roots and shoots, allowing new plants to PROPAGATE at a distance from the original plant.
More than l0 years ago, turf scientists developed a superior tall fescue variety with rhizome – rich plants. It’s called Rhizomatous Tall Fescue, or RTF.
NOTE: Cool season grasses do not perform in the hot weather as well as warm season varieties such as Sir Walter, Nullarbor and Eureka, having a higher water use over summer months.
More facts about RTF Tall Fescue Lawn
Tall Fescue is more drought tolerant than most other species due to its deep roots. LSA RTF is one of the deepest rooting grass available; roots travel down to six feet – tapping into water not normally available.
Beyond its characteristics of lush even – growth and self repair, LSA RTF plants are much softer to the touch and gentle even on bare feet.
OTHERS PROMISE RHIZOMATOUS ACTIVITY, ONLY LSA RTF DELIVERS RHIZOMES – BEWARE OF IMITATORS!
Since that breakthrough discovery, Barenbrug Research has RELEASED a number of other Rhizomatous tall fescue varieties and new varieties are continuously being developed, Because of RTF’s effectiveness and popularity, other companies have tried to imitate Barenbrug’s products.
While some may advertise Rhizomatous varieties, university and independent testing has proven conclusively that Turf Saver RTF is a cut above the competition. In studies it became clear that Barenbrug RTF varieties are the only ones to exhibit significant rhizomes and rhizomatous activity.
The rhizomatic index was derived by MULTIPLYING the number of rhizomes times the percentage of plants with rhizomes and the rhizome length.
Lawn Solutions RTF is the leader in cool season grasses
Cool season turf grass such as tall fescue loves water. But with conservation measures being enacted across the globe, it should be noted that RTF thrives on less water than older Tall Fescue varieties.
Lawn Solutions Australia observed how cool season grasses (like tall fescue) would maintain turf quality under drought conditions. Turf grasses were evaluated after reducing water by 15% and 30%, way below what is considered ideal to maintain quality.
RTF performed better than any other cool season grass – during the hottest months of the year RFT also performed better than Kentucky and Texas Bluegrass, perennial ryegrass and other tall fescues highly ranked by the National Turfgrass Evaluation Program.
RTF Tall Fescue Features
- Repairs itself. Rhizome roots fill in bare spots in a thinning lawn
- Produces a thick, even, lush, soft turf, best left longer
- Promotes deep-rooting, with greater tolerance to heat & dry conditions than other cool season grasses
- A shade tolerant turf for those areas that do not see much sun
- Saves on overseeding costs of damaged turf