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I sodded my back yard 3 years ago with RTF. It has not held up well, especially in the higher traffic areas where it is completely dead. Any suggestions?

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I'm assuming that by RTF you mean rhizomatous tall fescue?  In any case, I would have expected a tall fescue turf to hold up fairly well.  It can be quite traffic tolerant.  Before giving up on it completely, I would make sure that your irrigation and fertilization schedules are adequate.  I'm attaching a bulletin with additional information on that.  For the areas that are a problem, I would recommend overseeding with Kentucky bluegrass.  It will blend in well and should help with traffic tolerance.

Posted on 11 Oct 2007

Kelly Kopp
Water Conservation & Turfgrass Specialist

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