Exclusive to Lawn Solutions Australia accredited growers, RTF – or Rhizomatous Tall Fescue Grass – is a self-repairing grass that produces a thick, even, soft lawn and thrives in cold climate regions. RTF Fescue also features a leaf texture distinct from normal tall fescue varieties, being much softer to touch, gentle even on bare feet.
A rhizome is a horizontal plant stem most often found underground, which are valued because they send out new roots and shoots, allowing new plants to propagate at a distance from the original plant. More than 10 years ago, turf scientists developed RTF Fescue Grass as a superior tall fescue variety with rhizome—rich plants, whose rhizome roots fill in bare spots in a thinning lawn.
Since that breakthrough discovery, the Barenbrug Research Program is continuously developing new Rhizomatous Tall Fescue Grass varieties. Lawn Solutions Australia constantly monitors and only uses the latest and most advanced types from this research program. Other companies have tried to imitate Barenburg’s grasses, but university and independent testing has proven that Barenburg’s is a cut above the competition, being the one grasses to exhibit significant rhizomes and rhizomatous activity.
Tall Fescue grass is more drought tolerant than most other species due to its deep roots. RTF Fescue is one of the deepest rooting cool season grasses available, with roots travel down to 2 metres tapping into water normally not available. Whilst it does not to have the drought tolerance of warm season varieties such as Sir Walter Buffalo, it is more drought tolerant than most cool season grasses. Lawn Solutions Australia has observed how cool season grasses like Tall Fescue would maintain turf quality under drought conditions, and evaluated them after reducing water by 15% and 30%, way below what is considered ideal to maintain quality. RTF Fescue Grass performed better than any other cool season grass during the hottest months of the year, and better than Kentucky and Texas Bluegrass, perennial ryegrass and other tall fescues highly ranked by the National Turfgrass Evaluation Program.
Any purchase of RTF Fescue Grass, no matter how big or small, is issues with a Lawn Solutions Australia Product Warranty Certificate. This confirms you are receiving genuine RTF Fescue Grass, and provides a 10 Year Warranty.
RTF Fescue Grass turf is available exclusively through the Lawn Solutions Australia network of accredited growers and suppliers in climatic zones suitable to RTF. Find your local LSA turf supplier to find out more.