TifTuf

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

TifTuf Bermuda is the product of almost 25 years of research and development from one of the worlds 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.

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

Why Choose TifTuf Bermuda?

  • Hand selected from over 30,000 different varieties of turf grassTifTuf

  • Has had almost 25 years of research conducted on it by the worlds leading turf grass scientists

  • Superior drought tolerance requiring on average 38% less water then other varieties

  • Fantastic winter colour and spring green up qualities

  • Self repairing

  • Shade Tolerant

  • Comes with a 10 Year Product Warranty

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!

The Science Behind TifTuf

TIFTUF™ was bred as one of 27,700 experimental bermudagrass 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. For more detailed research information please visit our research partners site here. 

10 year Warranty logo

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.

The release of the new Lawn Solutions Australia Turfgrass varieties Sir Grange and TifTuf for the Victorian and South Australian markets has changed from the original planned release date of Spring 2017. Due to the dynamic nature of farming, our experienced turf producers were not able to cultivate ground and plant on their desired date due to long periods of wet weather. This resulting that saleable stock will not be released to the general public until Spring 2018.

The planned release for both Sir Grange & TifTuf in all other states for Spring 2017 is still on track.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Lawn Solutions Australia, our group is very much looking forward to the release of these great new turf grass varieties.

Did You Know?

You can only purchase AUSGAP Sir Walter DNA Certified from a Lawn Solutions Member

All Lawn Solutions members must submit samples of their grass for certification against the original foundation material from the breeder and all Lawn Solutions members are AusGAP certified.We've heard a few rumours that some unscrupulous people are claiming to grow and sell AUSGAP Sir Walter DNA Certified and we want to make sure all our Sir Walter customers are getting what they paid for.If you can't find your supplier on this website, they may be telling you tales!If you are unsure, give us a call on 1300 883 711 and we can confirm you're getting the real deal.There is nothing like a Sir Walter lawn, make sure it's genuinely DNA Certified.

How does TifTuf stack up?

TifTufSir Walter DNA Certified Buffalo GrassEureka Kikuyu GrassNullarbor Couch GrassPlatinum Zoysia Grass
Shade toleranceHighVery HighVery LowVery LowLow
Wear resistanceVery HighMediumMediumMediumMedium
Water requirementsVery LowLowHighMediumMedium
MaintenanceMediumLowHighMediumMedium
Fertilising NeedsMediumMediumMediumHighLow
Weed ResistanceMediumHighMediumLowMedium
Disease ResistanceVery HighVery HighMediumMediumHigh
Heat resistanceVery HighHighMediumHighHigh
Pest resistanceHighHighLowLowMedium
Average PerformanceHighHighLowMediumMedium

How does TifTuf stack up?

Shade tolerance

  • Sir Walter DNA Certified Buffalo Grass Very High
  • Eureka Kikuyu Grass Very Low
  • Nullarbor Couch Grass Very Low
  • Platinum Zoysia Grass Low

Wear resistance

  • Sir Walter DNA Certified Buffalo Grass Medium
  • Eureka Kikuyu Grass Medium
  • Nullarbor Couch Grass Medium
  • Platinum Zoysia Grass Medium

Water requirements

  • Sir Walter DNA Certified Buffalo Grass Low
  • Eureka Kikuyu Grass High
  • Nullarbor Couch Grass Medium
  • Platinum Zoysia Grass Medium

Maintenance

  • Sir Walter DNA Certified Buffalo Grass Low
  • Eureka Kikuyu Grass High
  • Nullarbor Couch Grass Medium
  • Platinum Zoysia Grass Medium

Fertilising Needs

  • Sir Walter DNA Certified Buffalo Grass Medium
  • Eureka Kikuyu Grass Medium
  • Nullarbor Couch Grass High
  • Platinum Zoysia Grass Low

Weed Resistance

  • Sir Walter DNA Certified Buffalo Grass High
  • Eureka Kikuyu Grass Medium
  • Nullarbor Couch Grass Low
  • Platinum Zoysia Grass Medium

Disease Resistance

  • Sir Walter DNA Certified Buffalo Grass Very High
  • Eureka Kikuyu Grass Medium
  • Nullarbor Couch Grass Medium
  • Platinum Zoysia Grass High

Heat resistance

  • Sir Walter DNA Certified Buffalo Grass High
  • Eureka Kikuyu Grass Medium
  • Nullarbor Couch Grass High
  • Platinum Zoysia Grass High

Pest resistance

  • Sir Walter DNA Certified Buffalo Grass High
  • Eureka Kikuyu Grass Low
  • Nullarbor Couch Grass Low
  • Platinum Zoysia Grass Medium

Average Performance

  • Sir Walter DNA Certified Buffalo Grass High
  • Eureka Kikuyu Grass Low
  • Nullarbor Couch Grass Medium
  • Platinum Zoysia Grass Medium