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.
Our RTF tall fescue sod is becoming increasingly more popular for bunker renovation projects.
RTF is being selected for increased drought tolerance, reduced thatch production, and distinct appearance.
Joe Wilkins III
Green Valley Turf Co ,
The Omaha Country Club hosted the 2013 U.S. Senior Open. RTF Sod was used on the bunker faces and some of the surrounds and outside boundary areas at the Omaha Country Club.
It was held in July and water was shut off to most of the course in order to host the event. The RTF held up well and was a beautiful dark green color on the bunker faces.
Omaha Country Club - Omaha, NE ,
RTF Sod Supplied by Todd Valley Farms