TifTuf Hybrid Bermuda

TifTuf Hybrid Bermuda

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DROUGHT RESISTANCE

Very High

MAINTENANCE

Very Low

SHADE TOLERANCE

Over 50%

LEAF

File

WEAR

Very High

ESTIMATED COST

$15 - 19/m2

TifTuf Hybrid Bermuda stays greener in winter and can be installed all year round.

Stay Greener In Winter

Superior drought tolerance, speedy recovery & toughness, TIFTUF is the smart grass.

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

There is a new benchmark for drought tolerance in turf grass in Australia.

Parkes Street Landscape Supplies is proud to announce that TifTuf Hybrid Bermuda (Couch Grass) has been formally recognised with the Smart Approved WaterMark for the following states and territories in Australia – QLD, NSW, VIC, TAS and SA (WA & NT excluded).

Smart Approved WaterMark

After many years of extensive independent testing and research, TifTuf Hybrid Bermuda (Couch Grass) is the first and only turf grass to receive this for drought tolerance in Australia or anywhere in the world.

TifTuf as seen on The Block

25 years of research and development

TifTuf Hybrid 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
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The Sports Turf Research Institute (STRI) conducts world leading testing and research for developing innovative techniques and products to improve turfgrass and sports surfaces.

STRI recently conducted a trial evaluating the “Performance of bermuda grass cultivars under different shade, irrigation and wear treatments”. TifTuf Hybrid Bermuda was a clear stand out performer in this trial.

TIFTUF-Australia's best couch grass

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. With TifTuf becoming the new benchmark when it comes to measuring the drought tolerance of turf.

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

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 Hybrid Bermuda®

meets the Erosion Control Australian Standard No# AS5181: 2017 – User and installation of turf as an erosion, nutrient and sediment control measure.

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

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

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 one plant!

Lawn Grass

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. This has resulted in TIFTUF™ becoming the University research standard by which all drought tolerance will be determined.

TifTuf Hybrid Bermuda

Lawn installation or lay it yourself

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

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