The more uptime you enjoy, the less likely you are to lose or postpone events for maintenance
Downtime in contrast is bad news: linked to lost revenues from green fees and extra costs involved in staff time and materials needed for repairs.
The uptime contribution of 4turf® starts from the time of establishment of new turf or the overseeding of existing turf. 4turf® gives you:
- Strong plants right from establishment, ensuring a more even distribution of plants
- Efficient rooting
- Stress-tolerance in a wide sense: biotic and abiotic stress, including:
- Winter survival (winter hardiness, resistance to diseases like snow mould)
- Summer survival (summer visual merit, regrowth after drought)
- Disease tolerance (resists attack from main fungal diseases)
- High sociability: performs well in mixtures and allows other turf species to perform well too
Year round added uptime
4turf®'s excellent drought-tolerance contributes to its gain in uptime. Drought-resilience is not just for the summer: it's also vital for dry spells during the crucial spring months when turf builds up the strength needed to withstand the stress of the coming playing season.
Disease-tolerance also increases uptime. As more and more plant-protection products face bans or use restrictions, genetic disease-tolerance is vital. By combining 4turf®'s high potential with a much wider range of species in turf-grass mixtures, we are able to minimise the risk of complete failure through disease attack. This keeps your turf playable for longer.
More ways to use 4turf® for better turf performance
4turf® varieties are suitable for all situations in which you use diploid perennial ryegrass. 4turf®'s sociability makes it a reliable mixture constituent. It functions well as a foundation species able to boost stress-tolerance.
By improving uptime and requiring fewer inputs, 4turf® gives you a more durable and sustainable turf for easier grass management on areas of professional turf and on domestic lawns.
Better turf management starts with 4turf®
- Reduced input
Stress-tolerance reduces your need to compensate through irrigation, extra fertiliser, plant-protection products and working hours.
- Optimal establishment
The even establishment of 4turf® varieties and their sociability help other species establish, which creates conditions for optimal overall establishment.
- Sustainable choice
Reduced inputs and fitter grass improve turf sustainability. Turf grasses also play their part in carbon sequestration and in reducing the risks of erosion and flood damage.
- A pleasure for the eyes
We should never forget the contribution that turf makes to human wellbeing through year-round city greenness and attractive cover in private gardens.
Learn more about 4turf®
To place an order or talk about any aspect of 4turf®, contact your local DLF representative or product manager. Or click here to learn more about 4turf® and how it supports your product range.