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SELF REPAIRING SOD
RTF Water Saver® Sod Certified Grower

Withstands the toughest competition
The Only Sod You'll Ever Need for Sports Turf

On a sports field there is a game to be played, a memory to be cherished, and a turf to withstand the wear. RTF Water Saver Sod can outplay and outlast other ordinary tall fescue sods.

RTF is an advanced generation of turf-type tall fescue that produces a thick rhizome-based root system that supports unparalleled thick, even turf. In fact, RTF is so distinctly advanced from all other tall fescue generations that it has been awarded a patent.

Of significance to professional turf managers is RTF's ability to self repair. The new RTF rhizome technology will fill in damaged bare spots and produce a more attractive turf area. The rhizome nature of RTF is similar to Kentucky bluegrass. However, unlike Kentucky bluegrass RTF will thrive in the transition zone climate and all other tall fescue turf regions.

.Every purchase includes an RTF Sod Certificate .


What RTF Water Saver Sod can do to benefit your Sports Turf

  Common Problems1 RTF Water Saver® Sod Solution  
 
Damaged Turf,
divots, holes

Self-repairing turf that quickly fills in damaged or open spots with new shoots of grass. Rhizomatus Tall Fescue (RTF) produces rhizomes, which is an underground stem that penetrates through the soil to spread the plant.

 
  High Traffic

High level of traffic tolerance.  
  Durable turf that is still attractive

Has fine leaves which produce a very dense, uniform sod.  
  Browns out in
summer heat
Strong, deep root system. Ability to draw its moisture from a deep profile. Excellent drought and heat tolerance with less irrigation.

 
  Constant overseeding Requires less overseeding, has fewer weed problems and prevents "wide-leafed ugly clumps" of tall fescue plants which are common in other tall fescues.

 
  Establishment
rate/sod useability
With the aid of rhizomes, anchors itself faster, so water requirements are reduced and turf can be utilized sooner.

 
  Weed Problems and
weed growth
A dense turf without open areas prevents weed growth.  
       

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Fresh cut
Self Repairing

Strong, deep
root system and
drought tolerance

Grows great in
sun or shade
2 months
Fresh cut through RTF
 
Re-growth after 2 months
     
4 months
Excellent color
and density

Excellent insect and disease resistance

Improved value for the turf professional
11 Months
Re-growth after 4 months
 
Re-growth after 11 months

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Fresh cut
2 months
All Other Fescues roots
RTF roots
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WHY IS RTF REVOLUTIONARY?

Unlike all other Tall Fescues, RTF:

   • Repairs itself
   • Fills in bare spots
   • Prevents "wide leafed ugly clumps"


THE ONLY SOD YOU'LL EVER NEED!

What is RTF?

Rhizomatous Tall Fescue (RTF®) is an advanced generation of turf-type tall fescue which produces rhizomes. A rhizome is an underground stem that penetrates 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 it will survive the transition zone climate and other tall fescue regions.


FEATURES & BENEFITS


Self-Repairing Turf

   • Quickly fills in damaged or open spots with new shoot of grass
   • High level of traffic tolerance
   • 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 sod
   • Early spring greenup
   • 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
   • 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 used sooner.

® RTF is a registered trademark of BARENBRUG.

 

 








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