We often get asked “What kind of grass seed should I plant?”. The answer depends on numerous factors including soil type, sun vs shade, desired usage, traffic and the list goes on. We have done extensive research on numerous different types of grass seeds and have finally found one with excellent functionality and characteristics required for many different types of projects, such as new lawns, athletic fields and many other uses.
Here is some more information on RTF Water Saver Grass Seed with R3 Technology
‘R’ is for Rhizome – RTF or Rhizomatous Tall Fescue, is a newly available grass seed in Canada, which produces rhizomes. A rhizome is an underground, laterally growing root system that spreads outward and sends a new grass plant up in open spaces to fill in bare spots and create a dense even lawn. With rhizomes, RTF Water Saver acts like Kentucky Bluegrass, a popular seed and survives in warm and cold climates.
What makes RTF different from bluegrass is a deep root system. RTF’s root system goes deep (4 to 6ft) to seek out water sources and nutrients other grasses can’t access. Essentially, RTF waters your turf grass lawn, sport field or commercial property for free and improves tolerance for long drought periods. RTF can provide a truly beautiful eco-friendly lawn with a healthy appearance and at the same time, lower your maintenance costs.
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‘R’ is for Repair – Unlike other fescue grass, RTF gives the plant the ability to repair itself. Traditional fescue will clump together, not filling in the bare spots and producing an uneven lawn. With bare spots, weeds are more apt to take over the lawn. What makes RTF unique is its ability to fill in these open areas with rhizomes – new grass spreads underground through the root system. Young plants first build the root and shoot system to sustain life, then concentrate on a bare area of lawn with rhizomes, knitting the lawn together for a thick, dense turf grass. For low maintenance areas and sports fields, RTF natural repair is essential for quality play surfaces.
‘R’ is for Rapid – RTF’s rapid germination in 8 to 12 days ensures quick establishment of your new lawn in only 8 to 10 weeks. While using RTF Water Saver on an existing lawn, the quick germination allows RTF to compete successfully with the old turf, eliminating the clumps and bare spots forever.
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