Source: Gardner Turfgrass, Inc.
TurtleTurf is the first totally new turf grass variety to be introduced in decades

TurtleTurf is the first totally new turf grass variety to be introduced in decades. Initially developed in Europe in the late 1970s at considerable cost, TurtleTurf is a one-of-a-kind grass variety that offers advantages that were only dreamed about before: minimal growth rates, significantly decreased water and fertilizer usage, high quality texture and color, excellent shade and drought tolerance. No other lawn seed or sod product offers a similar package of benefits. In one year, three leading lawn species produced more than 2 1/2 times the volume of clippings than TurtleTurf.

TurtleTurf provides an extremely dense turf and very fine leaves which maintain an attractive green color all year round under the worst conditions. TurtleTurf is noted for:
  • Substantial drought tolerance
  • Remarkable disease resistance
  • 3/4" close cut tolerance
  • Good winter performance
  • Slow vertical growth
  • Minimal fertilizer requirements
  • Reduced mowing frequency
  • Survives in Phoenix, Arizona!

While maintaining a rich, green color, TurtleTurf promises to drastically reduce your cutting frequency. Less grass cut translates to less grass clippings to be removed. With today's rising cost of lawn maintenance and increase in environmental restrictions, TurtleTurf is the perfect solution. Unlike most varieties of grass, TurtleTurf actually performs better without the aid of fertilizers.


TurtleTurf has undergone extensive testing in various climates. It is proven to be suited for a variety of applications. Wherever grass maintenance is a concern, this dense, slow-growing turf will flourish. Sites already benefiting from TurtleTurf's features include: Golf course fairways, office parks, airports, and private lawns. TurtleTurf also performs well for erosion control along roadsides, in roof gardens, and for general revegetation.

Cost Benefits:

TurtleTurf's dramatic cost savings becomes more apparent if you consider an application such as an 18-hole golf course. A typical growing season results in 450 hours of mowing time. With a 40% reduction in mowing, translating to 10 hours per fairway per year, the total savings in mowing hours would be around 180. A substantial reduction in mowing hours results in a substantial reduction in labor costs, machinery and fuel. With its outstanding drought tolerance and disease resistance, a golf course utilizing TurtleTurf® also realizes direct savings in fertilizer and irrigation costs. For a high-quality, low-maintenance turf, try TurtleTurf, the time-saving lawn, today!

Gardner Turfgrass, Inc., 1333 West 120th Ave., Suite 111, Westminster, CO 80234. Tel: 303-252-1900; Fax: 303-255-3653.