TifTuf Bermuda


Long dry summers can be brutal on turf—and even more so on your water bill. TifTuf® Bermudagrass was developed with this challenge in mind. This fine-textured, dark green beauty uses 38% less water than other bermudagrass cultivars… and still looks great. When cooler autumn temperatures arrive, it stays greener further into the season and greens up earlier in the Spring. It all makes you wonder: how can something so tough and resilient be so gorgeous?

  • Most Drought TolerantMost Drought Tolerant
  • High TrafficHigh Traffic
  • Insect ResistantFull Sun

  • Most drought tolerant of all bermudagrasses = easy on the environment and turf-manager budgets.
  • Rigorously tested for more than two decades, in both university and NTEP trials = reliable performance.
  • Top ranked in turfgrass quality = rugged, yet beautiful.
  • Fine textured and dense = outstanding wear tolerance.
  • Can be mowed at 0.50″ to 2.0″ = appropriate for multiple site uses.
  • Warm-season variety suited for Hardiness Zones 6B to 11A.

Best Uses

  • Golf: fairways, tees and roughs.
  • Sports: medium- to high-end athletic fields
  • Landscape: home lawns, commercial properties.

Best Management Practices

  • Sunlight Requirement: Best performance with at least 8 hours of sun per day.
  • Mowing: Best maintained at 0.50″ to 1.0″ (reel mower) or 1.0″ to 2.0″ mowing height (rotary mower).
  • Fertility: Recommend 3 to 4 lbs. N/1,000 ft2/year
  • Insect Control: All insecticides labeled for use on bermudagrass can be safely applied to TifTuf. Always follow label instructions with insecticides.
  • Weed Control: All herbicides labeled for use on bermudagrass can be safely applied to TifTuf bermudagrass. Always follow label instructions.


Ideal for lawns, sports fields and golf courses, TifTuf bermudagrass promises to be a true game-changer in stellar yet environmentally friendly performance. Providing unbeatable drought tolerance, it uses 38% less water than industry standard Tifway 419, and it is significantly more drought resistant than all other bermudagrasses.

In addition to its incredible drought tolerance, TifTuf provides superior wear and traffic tolerance (even better than Celebration), excellent cold tolerance (equal to Latitude 36 at Kansas State University), fast spring green-up and excellent fall color retention. In the 2015 NTEP trials, TifTuf was the highest-ranked cultivar in North Carolina, Alabama and Mississippi, and across all 17 locations overall, it was the highest-ranked, commercially available cultivar.

TifTuf will not only pay for itself in water savings, but more importantly, it will create sustainable landscapes, golf courses and athletic fields for the future. In fact, it will soon become the ultimate must-have grass for turfgrass professionals who are concerned about water use. Undeniably, TifTuf is an astounding breakthrough product for turf managers and property owners seeking performance, aesthetics and sustainability.

SodStar’s Quality Assurance —State Certified Sod

Blue Tag Certified

All of our sod has met the bar for genetic purity and uniformity

Choosing certified sod is the only way you can be certain that the variety you receive is exactly what you purchased. Buy Sod produces only “Blue Tag” certified TifTuf bermudagrass sod in accordance with state certification standards and protocols, ensuring genetic purity and uniformity, and a certification tag accompanies every order.


The newest “Tif” cultivar from the University of Georgia bermudagrass breeding program, TifTuf was specifically selected for drought and wear tolerance from 27,700 other genotypes. After being rigorously developed and tested (under experimental name DT-1) for two decades under extreme stresses, TifTuf was jointly released in 2016 by the University of Georgia and the USDA Agricultural Research Service.

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SodStar’s Quality Assurance —State Certified Sod

Blue Tag Certified

All of our sod has met the bar for genetic purity and uniformity


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