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Anyone has experience with RTF Grass?

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Anyone has experience with RTF Grass?

Rhizomatous Tall Fescue

Anyone try this yet? I have long held the opinion that KBG is the best type or the one type that should be the most dominant in the lawn but after reading the benefits of RTF, I'm willing to give it a try over a secluded patch of ~500 sq feet. The main driver is the water-saving and self-repair, I've read it to be more aggressive in spreading and also effectively crowding out the weeds.

All this sounds good on paper but wondering if anyone has tried it and what their experience was?
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Yes, the local garden centers carry packs that are solely RTF compared to the one you listed from CT which is a mixture (it doesn't specify the RTF %). These are quite costly as well but may be worth it in the longer run.
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Yes it is good grass. But don’t expect miracles. It does have the advantages of self spreading over time and better resistance to grubs. But I still think it’s better to have as a mixture.

Yes..Make sure you if you are paying a premium then you want to be getting the RTF you pay for. Or just buy full bags of RTF and make your own mix.
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Any links for pure RTF? Or a high percentage blend?
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It won't spread like KBG or CRF will. It might spread slowly over time, but modestly.

That being said, RTF TTTF is a premium seed and likely has a pile of other stuff too - like good colour and disease resistance. My only thought is that TTTF doesn't handle really cold winters quite as well as the other grasses up here, so keeping an eye out for a TTTF that is good in the cold (say Titan Ultra) might save a bit of headache. Maybe a blend of RTF and non-RTF.
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I’ve been using it for a few years now. Easy to maintain requires less watering during a drought.

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