Titan Ltd Turf-type Fescue
Are you ready to learn about one of the most exciting new grasses of the century? Want to find out how you can have a lawn that grows deep roots, up to six-feet in some cases, and has a better ability to access nutrients and water even after the rains stop? Have you heard about this revolutionary new grass that has a built-in repair system? If so, read on...
MORE THAN A FLASH IN THE PAN
Some lawns are very pretty to look at, but can't be played on. Other lawns look real nice for a year or two, but after a season of wear and tear, or a hot, dry summer, or disease pressure, they prove to be simply too weak to survive. If you want more than a flash in the pan turf, look no further than Titan Ltd., an exciting new tall fescue that offers you a beautiful dense, thick turf both now and later.
Deep and WIDE - The secret is buried underground!
So whatâ€™s the secret? What is different about Titan Ltd.? Like most secrets, it's buried. Underneath each Titan Ltd. plant is an extensive roots system that goes down deep, way deep - much deeper than bluegrass, ryegrass, or fine fescues! What this means is that Titan Ltd. plants can access nutrients far below the surface. It also means you'll have a tough time tearing it up with foot, or wheel traffic.
Sometimes tough play, a neighborhood dog, or some bad disease may come through and wipe out a few plants, potentially leaving your athletic field or home lawn with bare spots. Here's where the real secret of Titan Ltd. comes into play: Titan Ltd has something that only a few other tall fescues have, an extensive rhizome system. These horizontal underground stems or "rhizomes" spread out to bare spots and send out new shoots and roots which aid in quicker repair and the ongoing thickening of the turf stand. So even when Titan Ltd. gets knocked around some, the rhizomes constantly act as self-repairing tools, ready and willing to create new plants when needed.
Bred to Fight - Drought, disease and pest tolerant
Titan Ltd was selected for hotter climates. Nearly a decade ago, work began to collect germplasm (or individual plants) at various sites throughout the country, plant scientists, called plant breeders, were specifically looking for tall fescue plants which had excellent heat and drought tolerance, resistance to diseases, dark green color, high turf quality, and a compact, upright growth habit. Selected plants from these collections were sent to Missouri where they were intentionally infected with six strains of the nasty disease commonly known as brown patch. Only those plants exhibiting excellent resistance to brown patch, heat tolerance, and stress tolerance were carried through to the next stage.
After even further selections and crossings, the best plants - the strongest, most attractive plants - were then inoculated, with nature's own environmentally safe pesticides, called endophytes. These fungal organisms have a natural symbiotic relationship with the grass plants. While obtaining their food from the host plants, these endophytes produce alkaloid toxins which kill or repel damaging insects (like billbugs, chinch bugs, sod web-worms, army worms, and weevils) that feed on turf. Not only do the plants benefit from the endophyte, but homeowners also enjoy the benefit of needing to use less chemical pesticides. Endophytes, nature's own pesticides, provide free insect control without harm to plants, household pets, or humans.
Once the breeders had great looking, combat-ready plants, they chose to add three other special characteristics: slower growth, softer leaves, and denser stand. They knew the perfect lawn would be one that was not only tough enough to survive, not only pretty enough to look at and touch, but one that would require less mowing. So, after a multitude of further selections and crossings, they did just that. In fact, according to the 2003 NTEP (National Turfgrass Evaluation Program) Report, Titan Ltd. had one of the shortest canopy heights.
Prove It! - Independently tested NATIONWIDE
Ground Coverage: The NTEP uses the measurement of Ground Coverage to track the turfgrass response to various stresses during the growing season. It is generally used to express damage caused by disease, insects, weed encroachment, or environmental stress. Over the entire growing season, Titan Ltd. exhibited excellent ground coverage, including the highest rating for Summer Ground Coverage!
Disease Resistance: NTEP reports disease and insect injury based on the turfgrass resistance, using a 1 to 9 rating scale with 1 equaling no resistance or 100% injury, and 9 equaling complete resistance or no injury. Patch diseases can be particularly damaging, especially to varieties that do not recuperate very well. At present, there are no varieties available that are totally resistant. However, scoring a 6.8 on the NTEP report, Titan Ltd. has shown impressive resistance to both Brown Patch and Pink Patch.
Traffic Tolerance: Researchers define traffic tolerance as: the combination of wear and compaction stress that occurs whenever a turf is exposed to foot or vehicular traffic. Wear injury occurs immediately upon trafficking a turf. Wear injury symptoms are often expressed within hours and definitely within days. The NTEP reports traffic tolerance as visual estimate of turfgrass tolerance using a 1 to 9 rating scale with 1 being no tolerance or 100% injury, and 9 being complete tolerance or no injury. Titan Ltd. showed exceptional performance under traffic including the HIGHEST RATING of all entries at Rutgers University scoring a 6.8!
Try it For Yourself
Now that you've read the facts and seen the data, there is only one thing left to do: Try Titan Ltd. for yourself. Titan Ltd. is recommended for home lawns, athletic fields, golf course roughs, parks, sod production, roadsides and more. A great lawn is waiting for you. Titan Ltd - Now there's NO Limits!
Where to buy Titan Ltd: Titan Ltd is now available at Wilson Bros Nursery in 25 and 50 pound bags. If you do not live near Wilson Bros, you can go here to find a local source.
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