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RTF Sod

Rhizomatous Tall Fescue (RTF®) is an advanced generation of turf-type tall fescue which produces rhizomes. A rhizome is an underground stem that penetrates laterally through the soil to spread the plant. Rhizomes send shoots up to the soil surface while extending new roots downward, forming a new plant.

The rhizomatous nature of RTF is similar to Kentucky bluegrass. However, unlike Kentucky bluegrass RTF will survive the transition zone climate and other tall fescue turf regions.

RTF Sod

RTF
Self-Repairing
Sod

Fresh Cut RTF

2 Months Regrowth

4 Months Regrowth

11 Months Regrowth

Features & Benefits

SELF-REPAIRING TURF

  • Quickly fills in damaged or open spots with new shoots of grass.
  • High level of traffic tolerance.
  • A dense turf without open areas prevents weed growth.

STRONG, DEEP ROOT SYSTEM AND DROUGHT TOLERANCE

  • Rapid development of a deep root system.
  • Excellent drought and heat tolerance with less irrigation.
  • Adaptable to a wide range of soil conditions.

GROWS GREAT IN SUN OR SHADE

  • Excellent in the transition zone climate and other tall fescue turf regions.
  • Will not brown out in the intense summer heat.
  • One of the most shade tolerant cool season grasses.

EXCELLENT COLOR AND DENSITY

  • Has fine leaves which produce a very dense, uniform turf.
  • Early spring green-up.
  • Withstands stressful hot temperatures and keeps its rich green color.

EXCELLENT INSECT AND DISEASE RESISTANCE

  • Endophyte enhanced for improved insect, disease and drought tolerance.
  • Environmentally friendly, reduces chemical and fertilizer inputs.

IMPROVED VALUE FOR THE TURF PROFESSIONAL

  • RTF® sod requires less overseeding, has fewer weed problems and prevents "wide-leafed ugly clumps" of tall fescue plants which are common in other tall fescue turf.
  • Young plants first build the root and shoot system then concentrate on producing rhizomes. With RTF sod, the rhizomes are already developed.
  • RTF sod, with the aid of rhizomes anchors itself faster, water requirements are reduced and turf can be utilized sooner.

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AFFILIATED ASSOCIATIONS

Illinois SportsTurf Managers Association
Midwest Association of Golf Course Superintendents
TPI Natural Grass Turfgrass Producers International

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