TifTuf™ Drought Tolerant Turf Grass

A fine-textured, drought-tolerant turfgrass

Known for being the most water-saving sod variety available in California, TifTuf™ is the latest, most improved variety released from Tifton, Georgia’s renowned turfgrass program. This drought tolerant grass recovers quickly from wear and tear which makes it a great choice for parks, sports fields and golf courses. TifTuf™ will experience some cold weather dormancy, yet has superior winter color when compared to other Hybrid Bermuda grasses.

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General Rating

  • Drought Tolerance
  • Diease Resistance
  • Wear Resistance
  • Shade Tolerance
  • Recovery from Moderate Wear
  • Winter Color
  • Heat Tolerance

These ratings give a general guideline to assist you in choosing the right sod for your needs. For in-depth questions, please contact us at 800-456-1451.

Maintenance Guide

For the first 20 days, water as needed to keep the topsoil moist to a 3-inch depth. After 20 days, water three or more times a week during warm weather. In cooler weather, water once or twice a week. Sandy soil requires more frequent watering than clay soil. Inland areas require more water than coastal areas. Special attention should be paid to slopes and mounds where runoff occurs. More frequent, shorter watering may be necessary.
Fertilize in four to eight week intervals during warm weather, depending on your lawn’s color. Light green is an indication that your lawn needs fertilizer. Use an all-purpose fertilizer, and follow label directions.
Mow seven days after installation. Mow to a height of 3/8 to 3/4 inches. TifTuf should be mowed at least once a week during the warm season. You will not need to mow when your sod is dormant. Never mow more than one third of the blade at one time; it may injure the plant.
TifTuf is highly resistant to common disease problems. The appearance of brown spots may be a result of a watering problem. If brown spots remain after adjusting your watering routine, a disease may be present. Consult your local garden center as soon as possible.
After your new sod has been established at least four weeks, you may begin pesticide application for insect control, if necessary. Because pest and weed conditions vary from area to area, it is best to follow the recommendations of your local garden center or other turf specialist for your area.
To minimize thatch, dethatch at least once every two years. It may be done as often as once a year. The preferable time to dethatch is in the spring.
Technical Data

 Technical Data

 Common Name



TifTuf™ Hybrid Bermuda

 Growth Rate

Summer 1/4 to 1/2 inches per week
Winter 0 to 1/4 inches per week

 Root Depth

3 to 6 feet, depending upon soil type and watering patterns.


 Soils Range

Fair tolerance to saline soil conditions.
Amendments are recommended for heavy clay soils to promote drainage.

 Temperature Tolerance

10°F. to 120°F.


.5 minimum, .7 preferred

 pH Range

5.0 to 8.5, 7.0 optimum

 Shade Tolerance

Prefers full sun, but tolerates 20% shade.

 Geographic Range

(Refer to temperature chart above.)

 Standards and Measures


5 to 10 sq. ft. per piece, depending upon market

 Big Rolls

200 to 500 sq. ft.

 Soil Thickness

1/2 inch +/- 1/8 inch + top growth


2,500 to 3,000 lbs. per pallet

 Seed Rate

10 lbs. per 1000 sq. ft.


100% Weed Free Sod
– Grown from 100% Weed Free seed – 98% purity (2% inert maximum)
– 93% by weight Dwarf Tall Fescue
– 7% by weight Bluegrass
– 90% minimum germination

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