TifTuf - Lawn Solutions Australia

TifTuf


Drought Resistance Very High

Shade Tolerance Up to 50%

Wear Very High

Maintenance Very Low

Leaf Fine

estimated cost $13 - 16/m2

The drought tolerant hybrid Bermuda Grass, forged by the best turf grass scientists

Australia’s long dry summers and droughts can be brutal on lawns —and even more so on your water use and bill. TifTuf Bermuda Grass was developed by the world’s leading turf scientist with this challenge in mind.

“The best drought tolerant grass we have ever seen in Australian lawns.”

 

Tiftuf Bermuda grass turf in Australia

25 years of research and development

TifTuf Bermuda is the product of almost 25 years of research and development from one of the world’s leading turf grass breeders, the University of Georgia. TifTuf has been hand selected out of almost 30,000 different Bermuda varieties, showing superior qualities in drought tolerance, shade tolerance, wear tolerance and winter colour whilst at the same time maintaining excellent turf quality.

  • Hand selected from over 30,000 different varieties
  • ~25 years of research conducted on it by leading turf grass scientists

Looking for a more drought tolerant or ‘water less’ grass – look for TifTuf

TifTuf is a grass that has been bred to stand up to drought conditions and save you water. TifTuf has become the new benchmark when it comes to measuring the drought tolerance of turf.

With the current drought and water restrictions in parts of NSW, Tiftuf can be established with a fraction of the water that most other varieties require. Part of this is due to its rapidly establishing root system that can see it take root in less than 7 days, which can be up to 75% quicker than other varieties.

  • Can take root in less than 7 days, up to 75% faster than other varieties
  • Needs a fraction of the water other varieties require to get established
  • Superior drought tolerance requiring on average 38% less water than other varieties

Read more about drought trial results involving TifTuf.

High wear tolerance and self repair capacity

The name says it all – Tiftuf is tough! This variety has a very fine leaf blade with dense growth, making it ideal for a wide variety of applications. Its density enables it to handle high wear situations like backyards and sports fields whilst its fine blade ensures shade tolerance and a very soft leaf to walk on.

TifTuf bermuda grass has been scientifically forged to produce a great looking all round lawn with superior qualities whilst requiring minimal inputs.

  • Dense growth habit
  • High wear tolerance
  • Self-repairing
  • Shade tolerant
  • Fantastic winter colour and spring green up qualities

High shade tolerance

100% genetically pure

As TifTuf was selected from a large gene pool based on certain traits, maintaining the genetic purity is crucial. To ensure this, the University of Georgia has bred all of its foundation material (thousands of acres) from a single plant!

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The science behind TifTuf

TIFTUF™ was bred as one of 27,700 experimental bermuda grass genotypes. In 1999, ninety of the most promising genotypes were planted under a rainout shelter and evaluated through 2001 under deficit irrigation. Under this drought stress, TIFTUF™ (tested as experimental name DT-1) maintained its quality and green colour the longest.

Prior to its release, TIFTUF™ had been further tested in 19 drought-stress trials, 2 sports field wear tolerance trials, utilizing the Cady traffic simulator, and 4 irrigated, non-stress trials at The University of Georgia, The University of Florida, North Carolina State University, Oklahoma State University and Texas A&M University as part of the Federal Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI) grant. It has now been determined that TIFTUF™ will become the University research standard by which all drought tolerance will be determined.

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10 year warranty

With every TifTuf Bermuda purchase, no matter how big or small, you will be issued with a Lawn Solutions Australia Product Warranty Certificate.

This Certificate is to ensure that you are receiving genuine TifTuf Bermuda. As a member of Lawn Solutions Australia house of brands, your purchase of TifTuf will also be covered by our nationwide warranty. Contact your accredited Lawn Solutions Australia supplier now to find out how quickly you can enjoy a brand new TifTuf lawn. Available exclusively through the Lawn Solutions Australia network Australia wide.

Boy hugging dog on Tiftuf lawn in Australia

Lawn installation or lay it yourself

Find your nearest Lawn Solutions Australia accredited growers to organise delivery of your Tiftuf turf. Many can also lay your new lawn for you – ask them about their lawn installation services or if they have recommended installers.

If you are laying the turf yourself, be sure to follow our tips for preparing, laying and looking after your new lawn.

Tiftuf lawn in a garden in Australia

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Australia Wide
Leaf blade
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Price range
$13-$16/m2*
Shade tolerance
Wear tolerance
Low maintenance
Drought tolerance
Heat tolerance
Weed resistance
Pest resistance
Low fertilisation
Overall performance
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Price range
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Leaf blade
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Price range
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Low Maintenance
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Low fertilisation
Overall performance
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NSW, VIC, SA, WA, TAS, ACT
Leaf blade
Medium Leaf
Price range
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Wear tolerance
Low Maintenance
Drought tolerance
Heat tolerance
Weed resistance

Pest resistance
Low fertilisation
Overall performance
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Australia Wide
Leaf blade
Fine Leaf
Price range
$8-$11/m2*
Shade tolerance
Wear tolerance
Low Maintenance
Drought tolerance
Heat tolerance
Weed resistance

Pest resistance
Low fertilisation
Overall performance
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Medium Leaf
Price range
$10-$15/m2*
Shade tolerance
Wear tolerance
Low Maintenance
Drought tolerance
Heat tolerance
Weed resistance

Pest resistance
Low fertilisation
Overall performance
Availability
NSW, VIC, SA, TAS
Leaf blade
Medium Leaf
Price range
$10-$15/m2*
Shade tolerance
Wear tolerance
Low Maintenance
Drought tolerance
Heat tolerance
Weed resistance

Pest resistance
Low fertilisation
Overall performance
Availability
NT, QLD
Leaf blade
Broad Leaf
Price range
$8-$11/m2*
Shade tolerance
Wear tolerance
Low Maintenance
Drought tolerance
Heat tolerance
Weed resistance

Pest resistance
Low fertilisation
Overall performance
Availability
WA
Leaf blade
Broad Leaf
Price range
$13-$16/m2*
Shade tolerance
Wear tolerance
Low Maintenance
Drought tolerance
Heat tolerance
Weed resistance

Pest resistance
Low fertilisation
Overall performance
Availability
VIC
Leaf blade
Medium Leaf
Price range
$8-$11/m2*
Shade tolerance
Wear tolerance
Low Maintenance
Drought tolerance
Heat tolerance
Weed resistance

Pest resistance
Low fertilisation
Overall performance

What people say about our suppliers

Thank you for the amazing quality of the Tiftuf turf I received. Special mention to the delivery driver who introduced himself, shook my hand and was such a nice bloke. A hassle free process from start to finish. I will be referring your business for sure.

Dan

Now down for 5 weeks and coming along beautifully

Rajesh

Two weeks in with the new Tiftuf. Looking lush!

Travis