RTF Tall Fescue Lawn

RTF Tall Fescue

Lawn Solutions RTF Tall Fescue Instant Lawn digs deep, is shade tolerant and feels great.

A cool season grass recommended for Adelaide Hills and South East areas where the climate is cooler and rainfall is higher.

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.

RTF Tall Fescue has the highest winter -colour retention of virtually all turf types available in Australia. It is a deep rooting cool season grass with roots that can travel up to 2 metres underground. It can access water not normally available and therefore performs better then any other cool season grass during our hot S.A summers. 

With its self repairing rhizome root system, RTF fills bare spots in a thinning lawn, thereby minimising over-seeding.

A superior thick lush Tall Fescue lawn - Soft to the touch and gentle even on bare feet

Benefits of RTF Tall Fescue


RTF - Or Rhizomatous Tall Fescue is the only true self-repairing fescue on the market. Rhizomes can send out new roots and shoots, allowing new plants to propagate and therefore helping thinning patches in your lawn revitalise themselves.

Boutique lawn

RTF Tall Fescue is a gorgeous deep green colour perfect for relaxed, boutique gardens that have low wear and tear. Popular in cooler climates like the Adelaide Hills.

Shade Tolerant

RTF is suitable in full sun areas and can handle up to 70% of the day in shade.

Winter Active

As a cool season lawn, RTF Tall Fescue is active through winter, meaning you can enjoy a lush green lawn, all year round! This does also mean it requires year round maintenance such as mowing, fertilising and watering.

Year round colour

RTF Tall Fescue won't go dormant through winter and therefore holds a lush deep green colour all year round. Due to its preference for cooler weather, RTF does require around 20% more water than other varieties through Summer.

Drought Resistant

RTF is the best performing cool season grass during the hotter months of the year. It thrives on less water through summer than other Tall Fescue varieties such as Kentucky Blue and Perennial Ryegrass.



The one thing you don't want to compromise on is quality. When you purchase RTF Tall Fescue, you're buying a new way of life and you're promised the quality you deserve. Our 10 year product warranty guarantees that your lawn has been grown and harvested to stringent standards, is free of weeds and disease on delivery, and will perform to its maximum
potential in its new environment.

RTF Tall Fescue in real homes!

Green all year long

Why settle for a lawn that loses colour over winter when you can have a lush green lawn all year round?



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 RTF also performed better than Kentucky and Texas Bluegrass, perennial ryegrass and other tall fescues highly ranked by the National Turfgrass Evaluation Program.

Comes With A 10-Year Product Warranty

Looking after RTF Tall Fescue

RTF Tall Fescue is a winter active lawn so requires maintenance throughout the entire year. A regular lawn care regime will be the easiest and best way to maintain a healthy and happy lawn for life.


RTF Tall Fescue requires more frequent watering than other lawn varieties, especially during extended periods of warm weather. You will, however, be rewarded with a lush, green lawn all year round. It’s common for people to water their lawn every day for 10 minutes for its whole life, however, this isn’t best practice. Once established, your lawn will benefit a lot more from long (e.g. 1 hour) deeper soaks less frequently (once or twice a week). This will encourage strong root development and a healthy, happy lawn that can better withstand seasonal changes such as drought and frost. 


We recommend to fertilise your RTF Tall Fescue at least four times a year ideally in March, April, September and December or at the change of every season. A high quality, slow release granular fertiliser such as Lawn Solutions Premium Fertiliser is highly recommended for a slower and more constant does of nutrients.

lawn mowing


RTF Tall Fescue has been bred to have vigorous growth and repair characteristics through its heightened rhizome growth and activity. It will need to be maintained all year round as it grows through all seasons. Do not dethatch your RTF Tall Fescue as it will not respond or recover well. Regularly mowing your lawn will promote thick and even growth and promote your lawns overall health. Ensure that your mower blades are sharp and that you never mow more than 1/3 of the leaf off at one time.

RTF Tall Fescue mowing height: 40-60mm

Products we recommend for RTF Tall Fescue

Lawn Solutions Premium Fertiliser

Supercharge your Sir Walter DNA Certified with this premium lawn food. Fast and slow release granules packed with essential nutrients and trace elements encourage strong growth and rich colour.

Lawn Launcher Starter Fertiliser

Placed on the soil prior to laying your lawn, Lawn Launcher Starter Fertiliser has a mix of moisture magnets and fertiliser to give your lawn a good boost into establishment.

All Purpose Weed Control

A broad spectrum herbicide that can tackle common pesky weeds such as bindii, creeping oxalis, catsear, clover, cudweed and dandelion.

Fresh cut lawn and fast delivery.
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