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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.

TifTuf Turf - Smart Approved Watermark

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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.

TifTuf Turf - Smart Approved Watermark
TifTuf Turf - Smart Approved Watermark

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.

  • 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

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.

  • Dense growth habit
  • High-wear tolerant
  • Self-repairing
  • Disease and pest resistant
  • Shade tolerant
  • Fantastic winter colour and spring green up qualities
  • Low maintenance
TifTuf Turf - Smart Approved Watermark
Backed by a 10 Year Warranty

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 GeorgiaThe University of FloridaNorth Carolina State UniversityOklahoma 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.

TifTuf Turf
Backed by a 10 Year Warranty

All our turf varieties are backed by a 10 Year Warranty for your peace of mind

Member of Lawn Solutions Australia

Daleys Turf is a member of the Lawn Solutions Australia group – dedicated to providing the best quality turf on the market

AusGap Certified

Daleys Turf is AusGAP Certified meaning all our turf and our services meet the highest industry standards

Original Breeder

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

YEAR
VARIETY
BACKGROUND
COMMENTS
STATUS

1993

Nullarbor Couch

Hybrid-green couch

Good value for performance

Still Grown

1994

Greenlees Park Couch

Hybrid-green couch

Close to Nullarbor but found to require more fertiliser

1998

1996

Qld Blue Couch

From Miriam Vale Qld

Good colour, too many problems

2009

1997

ST-85

St Augustine (soft leaf)

Lost colour in winter, thatchy, fussy

2002

1998

Riley’s Super Sport

Greenlees-green X

Very aggressive, hungry, thatchy

2001

1999

Centec

Centipede

Turned purple in winter

2001

1999

ZT-11

Zoysia

Thick, dormant in winter, rust, difficult to handle

2004

1999

ST-91

St Augustine (fine leaf)

Not hardy, not tolerant, looks good

2002

2000

Tropica

Blue cross Sth African

Difficult to mow, thin, high growth

2005

2001

Sir Walter

St Augustine

Versatile, good performer

Still Grown

2015

TifTuf 

Bermuda

Drought tolerant couch

In production

2015

Sir Grange

Zoysia

Fine leaf, premium quality

In production

2017

L1F

Zoysia

Very low inputs

Trialling

2019

Primo

Zoysia

Golf greens

Trialling

All the above varieties have been grown in commercial quantities.

OTHER VARIETIES THAT HAVE BEEN TRIALLED

Native grasses
Sweet Smother (Durban grass), Carpet grass, Kikuyu, Aussie Blue

Couch-like varieties
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

Zoysia varieties
ZT-94, Empire, Empress, Nara, Shadetuff

Client Feedback

Terry and Harley worked absolute wonders! So happy with our new lawn... from start to finish they were really easy to deal with and offered great advice! As soon as it was laid it looked like it had been there forever and it took to the soil beautifully! Terry was kind enough to give me his sprinkler and tap timer when he noticed ours had been broken - above and beyond! Pictures just under 4 weeks after installation - front before mow, inside fence after it's first mow! These are unedited... it's so green!! Thank you Daleys Turf!
Karra Haight
Terry and Harley worked absolute wonders! So happy with our new lawn... from start to finish they were really easy to deal with and offered great advice! As soon as it was laid it looked like it had been there forever and it took to the soil beautifully! Terry was kind enough to give me his sprinkler and tap timer when he noticed ours had been broken - above and beyond! Pictures just under 4 weeks after installation - front before mow, inside fence after it's first mow! These are unedited... it's so green!! Thank you Daleys Turf!
Karra Haight
Very happy with the service and product from Daleys Turf. Harley was a pleasure to deal with and nothing was too much trouble. The lawn looks fantastic, advice was spot on and workmanship very professional. would highly recommend Daleys to any prospective customers. Thanks again!
Ross Ginns
Daleys Turf are a really great business to help you with all your lawn needs.We had a problem with drainage at our property and lost some of the turf that Daleys had supplied.Harley and the staff were very understanding,helpful and honoured the guarantee, supplied replacement turf.We would highly recommend this business and particularly Harley for excellent service
ross shinkel
Our excellent experience with Daleys Turf started when Harley Schenk arrived at our home to assess our requirements for a new front lawn. His expertise coupled with his friendly manner and detailed explanation created an immediate confidence that assurred us we had chosen the best company for our needs. Harley arrived on schedule, was well presented and wasted no time in preparing the quote. On the day of installation again he arrived on time with his colleague Patrick and together they carried out the task. They were painstaking in their efforts in preparing the site and laying the new turf. I have witnessed many lawns being laid in our suburb and I can honestly state that my lawn stands out from the rest, due to the quality of the product and the meticulous standard of Harley's workmanship. If you think your lawn is in need of replacement do not hesitate to engage Harley at Daleys Turf, you will not be disappointed.
Colette Taylor
What an amazing bunch of men. Friendly, efficient, very knowledgable. A special thanks to Terry who went above and beyond his work requirements. Much appreciated for all your help. I would have no trouble in recommending this company or their staff.
John Hadlow
We have no hesitation in recommending Daley's Turf to you. They have delivered a first rate product in a professional manner. There was great communication with the company. The turf was ordered, an onsite inspection and discussion of alternatives and in no time we have a beautiful lawn. Special thanks to Harley for making it happen.
Peter Hamlyn
We are very happy with Harley from Daleys Turf for doing our backyard. Excellent work, is of extremely high standard and very professional and down to earth person. I wish I had got our front yard done by Harley too!!
Laleeta Sharma
Daleys Turf are a really great business to help you with all your lawn needs.We had a problem with drainage at our property and lost some of the turf that Daleys had supplied.Harley and the staff were very understanding,helpful and honoured the guarantee, supplied replacement turf.We would highly recommend this business and particularly Harley for excellent service
ross shinkel
I am so impressed with the quality of the turf and the service provided by Daleys Turf that I would highly recommend them to anyone. My new lawn is amazing and Daleys have quality products to look after it. The staff are very knowledgeable and gave me great advice for looking after my new lawn. Very happy.
Laura Young
As everyone else has said. Expert advice. Terrific service. Highly recommended!
Sean O'Connor
We are very happy with our new lawn laid recently by Daleys turf. We found Harley and all the staff at Daleys not only friendly but very professional. We found them very competitive and the job was carried out with the minimal of fuss. We would have no hesitation in recommending Daleys Turf.
Bruce Fraser
Recently had over 1100 sqm of Sir Walter DNA Certified turf installed at my property by Daley's Turf. The turf is superb quality and looking fantastic in my front & backyards. The whole project management with Harley was 100% outstanding ~ from the initial & follow up consultations, soil preparation advice, help choosing the right turf for our block and finally the install with his small team. Absolute 5 star review to Daley's Turf for such an amazing project done to the highest level. Thanks 🙂
Jazzy B
I couldn't be happier with my experience with Daley's Turf! Not only is the product first class, but all of my interactions with the staff were very positive and helpful. I loved the energy of everyone I spoke to and my new turf looks amazing! Well worth the drive up from Ipswich. Thanks again guys!
Chris Smallwood
We are very happy with our new lawn laid recently by Daleys turf. We found Harley and all the staff at Daleys not only friendly but very professional. We found them very competitive and the job was carried out with the minimal of fuss. We would have no hesitation in recommending Daleys Turf.
Bruce Fraser
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