The best drought tolerant grass we have ever seen in Australian lawns
Australia’s long dry summers and droughts can be brutal on lawns —and even more so on your water bill. TifTuf Bermuda Grass was developed by the world’s leading turf scientist with this challenge in mind.
TifTuf Hybrid Bermuda is the first and only turf grass to ever receive the Smart Approved WaterMark in Australia and across the world.
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.
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TifTuf is 100% genetically pure
The University of Georgia has bred all of its foundation material (thousands of acres) from a single plant!
This ensures genetic purity is always maintained.
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…and money! TifTuf has become the new benchmark when it comes to measuring the drought tolerance of turf.
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 such as school and day care playgrounds, backyards and sports fields whilst its fine blade ensures shade tolerance and a very soft leaf to walk on.
With every TifTuf Bermuda purchase, no matter how big or small, you will be issued with a 10 year Product Warranty Certificate. This Certificate is to ensure that you are receiving genuine TifTuf Bermuda
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 for turf will be determined.
All our turf varieties are backed by a 10 Year Warranty for your peace of mind
Daleys Turf is a member of the Lawn Solutions Australia group – dedicated to providing the best quality turf on the market
Daleys Turf is AusGAP Certified meaning all our turf and our services meet the highest industry standards
Your guarantee that you are purchasing genuine TifTuf bermuda, only available through Lawn Solutions Australia accredited members and resellers
TYPES OF TURF GROWN BY DALEYS TURF
Good value for performance
Greenlees Park Couch
Close to Nullarbor but found to require more fertiliser
Qld Blue Couch
From Miriam Vale Qld
Good colour, too many problems
St Augustine (soft leaf)
Lost colour in winter, thatchy, fussy
Riley’s Super Sport
Very aggressive, hungry, thatchy
Turned purple in winter
Thick, dormant in winter, rust, difficult to handle
St Augustine (fine leaf)
Not hardy, not tolerant, looks good
Blue cross Sth African
Difficult to mow, thin, high growth
Versatile, good performer
Drought tolerant couch
Fine leaf, premium quality
Very low inputs
All the above varieties have been grown in commercial quantities.
OTHER VARIETIES THAT HAVE BEEN TRIALLED
Sweet Smother (Durban grass), Carpet grass, Kikuyu, Aussie Blue
Conquest, CT2, Plateau, Windsor Green, Oz Tuff, Santa Ana
Soft leaf buffalo varieties
ST-15, ST-26, Sapphire, Palmetto, Kings Pride, Shademaster, Soft leaf buffalo, Coast Buff, Shade Invader
Salt tolerant varieties
Velvetene seashore paspalum
ZT-94, Empire, Empress, Nara, Shadetuff