Looking for a resilient and water-wise turf solution in Australia? Look no further than TifTuf Turf. With its exceptional drought tolerance and rapid recovery, TifTuf has taken the Australian turf industry by storm. In this guide, we’ll delve into what sets TifTuf apart, its origins, and why it’s become known as the ‘smart grass’ or ‘alpha grass’. Discover how TifTuf is redefining lush, green lawns across the country while making a positive impact on water conservation efforts. Read on to learn how you can transform your lawn into a thriving oasis with TifTuf Turf.
In recent years, TifTuf Hybrid Bermuda has emerged as a game-changer in the lawn industry, earning a reputation as the ‘smart grass’ or ‘alpha grass’ thanks to its remarkable drought tolerance, speedy recovery, and overall toughness. This remarkable grass variety is the result of nearly 25 years of dedicated research and development by the University of Georgia in Tifton, a global leader in turfgrass breeding.
The TifTuf Story: Handpicked from a staggering pool of nearly 30,000 Bermuda grass varieties, TifTuf demonstrated unparalleled qualities in drought, shade, and wear tolerance, as well as winter colour retention, all while maintaining superior turf quality.
TifTuf’s Triumph in Australia: Extensive independent trials in Australian conditions confirmed TifTuf’s exceptional performance, outclassing all other available couch grasses. Exclusively introduced to the Australian market through the Lawn Solutions Australia network of turf suppliers, which we are proudly a part of, TifTuf has become the first grass in the country to receive the Smart Approved Water Mark, a testament to its water-saving prowess.
TifTuf’s Water-Saving Benefits: TifTuf’s unique root system allows it to be established with just a fraction of the water required by most other varieties. With roots taking hold in as little as 7 days—up to 75% faster than other varieties —TifTuf sets a new standard for efficiency. Its fine leaf blade and dense growth make it versatile, able to withstand high wear in backyards and sports fields while maintaining shade tolerance and a luxuriously soft texture underfoot. And all this while needing less water than other grasses!
Mowing TifTuf Turf: Thanks to its fast-repairing nature, TifTuf quickly recovers from damage. However, due to its rapid growth, you may need to mow more frequently in warmer months. In Australia, it’s generally recommended to mow TifTuf Hybrid Bermuda grass every 7-10 days during its active growing season, which typically spans from late spring to early autumn. However, keep in mind that mowing frequency can vary depending on factors like local climate conditions, rainfall, and temperature.
Fertilising TifTuf Turf: TifTuf Hybrid Bermuda has been specifically bred to thrive with minimal inputs. One of the benefits of this lawn is that you only need to fertilise the lawn twice a year—once in Spring and again in Autumn to ensure it’s optimal growth. Less maintenance means you have more time to enjoy your TifTuf lawn all year round.
Incorporating TifTuf Turf into your landscape is not just a decision for a beautiful and resilient lawn, but also a step towards sustainable water management. Its unmatched drought tolerance and rapid recovery make it a top choice for homeowners and businesses alike. Whether you’re looking for a low-maintenance solution or aiming to contribute to water conservation efforts, TifTuf Turf stands out as the smart, eco-conscious choice.
Experience the benefits of TifTuf for yourself and elevate your outdoor space with a turf that’s as tough as it is lush.