Tuf – Tif Tuf Hybrid Bermuda


TifTuf is quickly becoming Australia’s number one choice for lush green grass all year round. This Hybrid Bermuda turf features a beautiful thin bright green coloured leaf all year round, and has superior shade tolerance, wear resistance, and low watering needs.

Another key feature of this popular variety is TifTuf establishes up to 75% faster then other varieties with on average 38% less watering needs, once established this turf variety not only can handle shade, and full sun it has been proven to outperform other turf varieties under drought stress and wear – making TifTuf Australia’s Toughest Turf Variety.

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. TifTuf is also the Only turf to ever be approved with the smart approved water mark as it has set the new bench mark for its drought tolerance.

For more information on pricing, installation and maintenance needs, contact the team at Richmond Sand Gravel & Landscaping.


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


  • 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
  • TifTuf is the toughest grass available, outperforming other couch grasses while under drought stress and wear
  • Dense growth habit
  • High wear tolerance
  • Self-repairing
  • Shade tolerant
  • Fantastic winter colour and spring green up qualities

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