RTF® Water Saver Tall Fescue is an exciting new self-repairing grass. RTF stands for “Rhizomatous Tall Fescue.” Rhizomes are underground plant structures that cause the grass to spread and fill in weak or damaged areas. The rhizomes in RTF are similar to the runners on strawberry plants, only these are underground. Aesthetically, RTF is a pleasing dark green color. RTF exhibits excellent spring green up and maintains good color throughout the summer and into late fall. With a slightly courser leaf texture than traditional sod, RTF adds a pleasant texture to home lawns and commercial landscapes.
RTF is characterized by an extensive fibrous root system that excels at extracting water from deep within the soil profile. Trials conducted at the University of New Mexico show that RTF can maintain high turf quality and use up to 30% less water. RTF performs well in full sun and in sites with moderate to high shade.
RTF is well adapted to mowing heights of 2.5 inches or can be left un-mowed for a wispy, natural look. Additionally, RTF is a low thatch producing grass and does not require core aeration for organic thatch removal as frequently as other grasses. RTF® Water Saver Tall Fescue is an all around performer and another great option for Colorado landscapes.