TifTuf Bermuda is the newest “Tif” release from the world-renowned University of Georgia breeding program. After two decades of rigorous testing, TifTuf proved superior drought resistance, maintaining quality and color while using 38% less water than other varieties. TifTuf’s growth allows for faster establishment and quicker recovery compared to other Bermudas. Recommended for residential, commercial and golf applications, it features an attractive bright green color with faster spring green-up and late fall color retention.

Tiftuf Bermuda on golfcourse fairway

Performance Ratings

DROUGHT RESISTANCE
SHADE PERFORMANCE
DISEASE RESISTANCE
TRAFFIC TOLERANCE
SPEED OF RECOVERY

Characteristics

APPEARANCE
Fine leaf blade; bright green during growing season, warm brown in dormancy; good fall color

SHADE TOLERANCE
Medium; better than other Bermudas

DROUGHT TOLERANCE
High

MAINTENANCE
Low

Technical Data

  • Superior drought resistance
  • Requires 38% less water
  • High traffic tolerance
  • Low fertility requirements
  • Low mowing frequency
  • pH 6.0–6.5
  • Full sun to partial shade
  • Cold hardy

Best Usage

  • Golf — Fairways, tees and roughs
  • Sports — Medium- to high-end athletic fields
  • Landscape — Home lawns, commercial properties

Maintenance Guide

TifTuf offers superior drought resistance, maintaining quality and color while using 38% less water than other varieties. General recommendations call for 1″ of water from rain or irrigation per week, depending on soil conditions and climate, although TifTuf may thrive without irrigation once established. Visit the resources page to view or click here to view or download our watering guide.

TifTuf’s growth allows for faster establishment and quicker recovery than other Bermuda grasses. Test soil prior to installation and amend as needed, ideal pH 6.0 to 6.5. Install in areas of full sun to partial shade. More shade tolerant than other Bermudas, TifTuf also greens up earlier in spring and retains color longer into fall. Visit the resources page to view or download our soil preparation and installation guides.

Maintain at recommended mowing height of 0.5″ to 1.5″. Follow general mowing recommendations, keeping mower blades sharp and removing no more than 1/3 of grass height per mowing. Click to view the Bermuda Maintenance guide.

TifTuf generally requires 3 to 6 pounds of nitrogen per 1,000 square feet annually. Test soil before fertilizing. Excess fertilizer may result in increased thatch and reduced vigor. Avoid high nitrogen “winterizing” fertilizers in fall. Click to view the Bermuda Maintenance guide.

TifTuf tends to be disease resistant with proper fertility management. Click to view the Bermuda Maintenance guide.