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Texas homeowners know the challenges of maintaining a lush, green lawn in scorching heat and drought conditions. TifTuf Bermuda is a warm season grass that thrives in such demanding conditions. This drought tolerant grass is resilient and low-maintenance, making it a superior choice for Texas lawns compared to other grass types. Let’s dive into what TifTuf Bermuda grass is and how it outshines its competitors, especially in the Lone Star State.

What is TifTuf Bermuda Grass?

TifTuf is a type of Bermuda grass known for its superior drought and wear tolerance. It has a thin, narrow leaf blade and dark green color, known to be even more vibrant than Tifway 419. This unique variety has been diligently tested and developed by a team of researchers at the University of Georgia turfgrass breeding program along with the USDA Agricultural Research Service since 1992. After 25 years of testing, TifTuf was released and immediately became the best bermudagrass on the market. It’s the most researched and tested grass ever!

TifTuf Bermuda grass gained popularity in recent years for its exceptional qualities and suitability, especially for Texas lawns. This hybrid Bermuda sod stands out from other types of grass, including St. Augustine and Zoysia, for its exceptional heat tolerance. In 2013, TifTuf Bermuda was entered into the National Turfgrass Evaluation Program (NTEP) trials and results revealed that TifTuf scored the highest quality ratings in Texas.

What is TifTuf Bermuda Grass?

TifTuf is a type of Bermuda grass known for its superior drought and wear tolerance. It has a thin, narrow leaf blade and dark green color, known to be even more vibrant than Tifway 419. This unique variety has been diligently tested and developed by a team of researchers at the University of Georgia turfgrass breeding program along with the USDA Agricultural Research Service since 1992. After 25 years of testing, TifTuf was released and immediately became the best bermudagrass on the market. It’s the most researched and tested grass ever!

TifTuf Bermuda grass gained popularity in recent years for its exceptional qualities and suitability, especially for Texas lawns. This hybrid Bermuda sod stands out from other types of grass, including St. Augustine and Zoysia, for its exceptional heat tolerance. In 2013, TifTuf Bermuda was entered into the National Turfgrass Evaluation Program (NTEP) trials and results revealed that TifTuf scored the highest quality ratings in Texas.

TifTuf Bermuda Grass Pallet

TifTuf Bermuda Fast Facts

Most Popular Bermuda Grass
Most Drought-Tolerant Bermuda Grass
Most Wear-Tolerant Bermuda Grass
Most Shade-Tolerant Bermuda Grass
Deep Green Color
Thrives in Heat And Humidity
Extremely Cold-Hardy

What makes TifTuf Bermuda different?

We know you have options when choosing the best grass type for your new lawn needs so below, we outline four key differentiators of TifTuf Bermuda so you can decide if it’s best suited for your space.

Unmatched Heat and Drought Tolerance

One of the most significant advantages of TifTuf Bermuda grass is its exceptional heat and drought tolerance and its ability to maintain green color under those drought conditions. Remarkably, it can survive with no water for extended periods of time and still stay green! TifTuf Bermuda maintains 95% more green leaf tissue during drought stress. This means when other bermudagrasses are turning brown from lack of rain and irrigation, TifTuf has color retention and stays green.

With scorching summer sun and limited water resources, Texas lawns need a grass variety that can withstand these harsh conditions. TifTuf Bermuda grass has a deep root system that allows it to access moisture deep within the soil, making it more drought-resistant than many other grass types out there. It also has a fine texture and dense growth pattern that help to retain moisture and reduce water loss through evaporation, further enhancing its ability to thrive in dry conditions, making it perfectly suited for the hot and dry climate of Texas.

TifTuf Bermuda Grass Installation

Rapid Grower and Quick Recovery

TifTuf Bermuda grass has an impressive growth rate, quickly establishing itself and forming a dense turf that can handle heavy usage and foot traffic, which is key in Texas where we spend a lot of time outdoors. Whether it’s a social gathering on the lawn or playing with pets and kids outside, Bermuda TifTuf grass bounces back quickly.

TifTuf grass can also withstand high-impact activities such as football, soccer, baseball, and golf better than any other Bermuda grass. With its high traffic tolerance, it’s becoming the new standard turfgrass for home lawns, commercial landscapes, sports fields, golf courses and public parks. With its ability to recover from damage and wear, you’ll enjoy a beautiful, vibrant green lawn no matter the season.

Low Maintenance Requirements

Another reason why TifTuf Bermuda grass reigns supreme in Texas is its low maintenance requirements and easy lawn care. Minimizing the need for constant upkeep and watering makes homeowners happy and means that it doesn’t squeeze the water bill. Due to its vigorous growth and deep root system, this grass type requires less water, fertilizer, mowing, and overall maintenance than many other grasses.

Its ability to thrive in full sun eliminates the need for excessive watering, while its natural resistance to pests and diseases reduces the need for chemical treatments. With TifTuf Bermuda grass, homeowners can enjoy a stunning lawn without the burden of excessive care.

TifTuf Bermuda Grass Residential
TifTuf Bermuda Grass Residential

Exceptional Weed and Pest Resistance

TifTuf Bermuda grass exhibits remarkable weed control and resistance, crowding out potential invaders with its dense growth habit. Due to its strong growth and ability to form a tight, interlocking turf it’s difficult for weeds to establish a foothold and grow. TifTuf Bermuda grass also possesses natural pest resistance, minimizing the need for chemical pesticides. Enjoy spending less money and less time spraying harmful herbicides and insecticides, promoting a healthier environment for people and local ecosystems.

TifTuf Bermuda grass stands out as an exceptional choice for Texas residents or homeowners in a drought-prone environment. Its unique combination of heat and drought tolerance, fair shade tolerance, rapid growth, quick recovery, low maintenance requirements, and exceptional weed and pest resistance make it an ideal solution for the hot Texas climate. With scorching temperatures and limited water resources, TifTuf grass thrives where other grasses struggle.

Its fine leaf texture and year-round vibrant green color, even in the harshest conditions, make it an attractive grass. Its ability to establish quickly and recover rapidly from damage ensures that homeowners can enjoy a lush and resilient lawn that can withstand heavy foot traffic and intense wear. The minimal maintenance needs of TifTuf grass, both in terms of watering and chemical treatments, make it an environmentally-friendly choice that saves homeowners time, effort, and money. Overall, TifTuf Bermuda grass offers Texans an exceptional grass variety that combines durability with beauty, and sustainability, making it the perfect choice for their lawns.

TifTuf Bermuda grass stands out as an exceptional choice for Texas residents or homeowners in a drought-prone environment. Its unique combination of heat and drought tolerance, fair shade tolerance, rapid growth, quick recovery, low maintenance requirements, and exceptional weed and pest resistance make it an ideal solution for the hot Texas climate. With scorching temperatures and limited water resources, TifTuf grass thrives where other grasses struggle.

Its fine leaf texture and year-round vibrant green color, even in the harshest conditions, make it an attractive grass. Its ability to establish quickly and recover rapidly from damage ensures that homeowners can enjoy a lush and resilient lawn that can withstand heavy foot traffic and intense wear. The minimal maintenance needs of TifTuf grass, both in terms of watering and chemical treatments, make it an environmentally-friendly choice that saves homeowners time, effort, and money. Overall, TifTuf Bermuda grass offers Texans an exceptional grass variety that combines durability with beauty, and sustainability, making it the perfect choice for their lawns.

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FAQ's

The biggest difference is Tiftuf’s ability to stay green during drought conditions(no water). All Bermuda grasses are extremely drought tolerant, but rival Bermuda’s turn brown when they’re not getting water. They can sit in this brown(dormant) state for a long time before there’s any turf loss but most people don’t want a brown yard. This triggers homeowners to water so it’ll green back up resulting in high water bills.

If you’re keeping your mowing height at 2-3 inches a normal mower is fine. Just be sure to keep your blades extra sharp. If your mowing height is going to be below 2 inches a reel mower is a must.

No. Tiftuf will turn dormant like all warm season grasses when we have the first hard freeze of winter. However, it has excellent spring green up when compared to other Bermuda grasses. Tiftuf will green up in the early spring 2-4 weeks earlier than Tifway 419 and Celebration Bermuda.

The easiest time of year to plant Tiftuf is going to be springtime (March, April and May) and fall (September, October and November). The grass will come in green, the weather is cool and it only needs light watering for establishment. Conversely, Tiftuf can be planted year around. Summertime requires vigilant watering the first two weeks because the heat is unforgiving on new grass. Wintertime is actually a very safe time to plant but homeowners are often put off because the grass is dormant(brown). We explain to our customers to check for white roots coming out of the new grass for peace of mind it’s doing what it’s supposed too.

Tiftuf is the least finicky and most forgiving Bermuda grass we have ever seen. However, you should still follow best practices for fertilization, pre-emergents and insecticides.

Yes, Tiftuf will throw runners and spread. The more you fertilize and water the faster it goes but typically 16-24 inches per year can be expected.

Watering

How much you water your grass depends on several different factors. In order to help our customers better understand how to care for their grass, we put together a helpful guide.

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Fertilizer Schedule

Fertilizing your lawn is an essential part of its care. However, it’s often quite confusing to find the right fertilizer for your specific type of lawn. In our guide, we help you sort it out.

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Insect Control

Insects, pests, and lawn diseases are easy to prevent with the right lawn maintenance. At The Grass Store, we want to help our customers understand how to care for their lawns.

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Watering

How much you water your grass depends on several different factors. In order to help our customers better understand how to care for their grass, we put together a helpful guide.

LEARN MORE –>

Fertilizer Schedule

Fertilizing your lawn is an essential part of its care. However, it’s often quite confusing to find the right fertilizer for your specific type of lawn. In our guide, we help you sort it out.

LEARN MORE –>

Insect Control

Insects, pests, and lawn diseases are easy to prevent with the right lawn maintenance. At The Grass Store, we want to help our customers understand how to care for their lawns.

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David Epstein
David Epstein
November 6, 2023.
These folks are outstanding. Great prices, great service - all around we are very satisfied. Nice people. This is our go to place for Saint Augustine sod. Call Cherie or Traci, they rock. Cebaste Vazquez and his install crew is top notch, they worked hard, they left everything nice and clean, nice folks as well.
Jeff Cobb
Jeff Cobb
October 13, 2023.
You learn a lot about a company by the way they handle problems.They truly do care and have great customer service. The pallet is beautiful thick grass I can not wait to put it down. I will buy from them again and I recommend you do too. Thank you Curtis. And yes my dogs are looking forward to rolling around in your grass.
Ed LeRoy
Ed LeRoy
September 20, 2023.
Very helpful in deciding what I'll do with my yard.
Dream Green
Dream Green
September 20, 2023.
Owner made things right and make sure to take care of me on my next visit!!! I will continue doing business with them. Very nice lady who keeps her word if any issues occur. Thanks again
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September 8, 2023.
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Wade Davis
September 6, 2023.
This place is awesome! I had an emergency project come up and within a day I received the materials and the crew knocked it out very fast. The attention to detail was not one that I expected when purchasing dirt and mulch, but they went above and beyond to make everything look perfect. I will be using them again and highly recommend them for any dirt/mulch needs.
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Kim Jackson
August 23, 2023.
Customer service was great!
Tracy Miles
Tracy Miles
August 15, 2023.
Family owned business with fantastic customer service. Very honest and fair company that thrives to make sure you are happy when you leave. I would refer anyone who is looking for any landscaping materials or grass to go there. They have fresh grass on the daily, I have never been disappointed. They treat you like you are a part of their family.
Bruce Williams
Bruce Williams
August 4, 2023.
Customer service A++++
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