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  • McKays - RTF Tall Fescue
  • RTF Tall Fescue Seed

RTF Tall Fescue

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Product Description


If water restrictions and local drought conditions cause you to panic about maintaining green grass during the summer months, then RTF® is for you!
Unlike other tall fescues, RTF Tall Fescue is a self repairing tall fescue seed. It is extremely durable, dense and dark green in color and can withstand stressfull weather conditions (drought and frost). RTF Tall fescue is recognized as being more drought tolerant than most other species due to it’s deep rooting ability- It’s roots can dig as deep as 6 feet - tapping into water not normally available to other varieties and species.

RTF lawn is best suited to shady conditions, and can struggle in full sun in the summer months, especially if the lawn is planted in late spring/summer. Hence it is imporantant to keep the lawn watered over summer months in very hot conitions. We recommend that you plant RTF in Autumn, which allows the roots to develop over winter, which will result in a stronger lawn for the summer. 

Seed & package details: 100% RTF Tall Fescue.

80% Min Germination, 98% purity. A seed testing Certificate is available upon request.

Seeding rates:

New Lawns: 30 grams per square meter. For example: if you have 100 square meters you will need 3kg. (100 sq/m x 0.03kg = 3kg)
Overseeding: 20 grams per square meter.

Where can I sow this grass in Australia?

Areas: 4, 5, 6, 8, 9


Germination expectations:
7-10 Days

Shade Tolerance: Excellent

Drought Tolerance: Good

Traffic Tolerance: Excellent

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  1. Excellent Quality

    Posted by Unknown on 10th Dec 2016

    Your RTF fescue has excellent germination and is a fine turf, I used it very effectively on the areas of my lawn subject to die- back due to shading,. Love the medium-deep green colour as well

  2. Great results

    Posted by Ron Trudgen on 8th Nov 2016

    Sowed the seed in early September 2016. Weather was still a little cool and the seed took quite a while to germinate. Some over sowing was required But the results were fabulous. Would strongly recommend

  3. Grows in places i didn't expect

    Posted by JL on 25th Oct 2016

    I have a decent amount of trees in my property which produce a lot of shade (out in berwick VIC). Nothing was really working until this type of grass was advised from Mckay's seems to be growing in the shaded patchy areas where nothing would grow before.

    - I did a moss kill treatment waited for the required time
    - then used this grass seed with top soil & aerator
    - then fertilized with McKay Fertilizer

    seems to be growing well - neighbors are asking me what i did :) and where to buy.

    Will def keep on using the McKay products now.

  4. It works like it says it does

    Posted by Unknown on 19th Sep 2016

    I was skeptical and nervous because I have never used grass seeds. Prepped the soil properly and put seeds down early autumn, germinated in a 2 to 3 weeks. We have a lush lawn for summer.

    Highly recommend if roll-on turf is too expensive.

  5. Good Results

    Posted by John Beutler on 27th Jun 2016

    Did a mix with a fescue from a hardware store and the result was really good. The hardware store was not as strong but the mix worked well. Planted early winter and still took off.

  6. Surprised by results

    Posted by Dan on 27th Jun 2016

    Mixed RTF with Kentucky for great results sowing in the last week of May. Grass has reached around 8cm in height since planting/sowing (1 month) and germinated in approximately 6 days. Very impressed. Postage and customer service was also top notch.

  7. Good results

    Posted by Mandy Tham on 3rd May 2016

    It took a while for the shoots to show and now that it has come through it is fast growing.

  8. Grows where no grass has grown before

    Posted by Unknown on 6th Dec 2015

    We have a large leopard tree that shades out most of our back yard and turns it to a dust bowl for the best part of the year. We planted RTF at the start of autumn 2015 in that area, and I’m extremely pleased with the results it germinated in 7 days I mowed it in 28. We have now done the entire yard replacing the couch that struggled to perform

  9. Excellent Product!

    Posted by Fran on 9th Nov 2015

    Just recently seeded my entire backyard & it came up looking fantastic. Had to oversow about 30%, but that due to extreme wind. Germinates at about day 7 & takes off from there. I cut it long & it feels like walking on carpet. Very happy!!

  10. Great seed

    Posted by Unknown on 24th May 2015

    Very easy, germinated well at the end of autumn in a cold climate, so far very happy

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