TifTuf Bermuda may seem like the new kid on the block however, it is in fact the result of 25 years of research and development by grass experts at the University of Georgia. This hybrid Bermuda grass variety was chosen from almost 30,000 varieties for its exceptional drought tolerance, shade tolerance, resistance to wear, superior winter colour retention and overall turf quality.
TifTuf Bermuda is ideal for a wide range of applications. With a very fine, soft leaf blade structure it is extremely soft underfoot, making ideal for families and backyards, while its dense growth and ability to self repair means it can withstand high traffic areas, even sportsfields.
All of our turf is cut into tiles 1250mm long x 400mm wide for ease of laying. 1 Square Metre = 2 Turf Tiles (1250mm x 400mm)
TifTuf Bermuda is part of the Lawn Solutions Australia house of brands which means you can be 100% assured of the genetic purity and quality of the turf you receive. Every purchase of TifTuf Bermuda will come with a Lawn Solutions Australia Product Warranty Certificate and is backed by the Lawn Solutions Australia nationwide 10 Year Product Warranty.
Just like your house is only as good as its foundations, your lawn is only as good as its base. Before laying your lawn you should ensure that your soil base is free of weeds, any old grass, stones and debris. The texture of the soil should be crumbly, so you may need to rotary hoe what’s there if the existing soil is suitable, or add some topsoil if not. We recommend Lee Rowan’s Lush Lawn Underlay at a depth of 50mm. Spread evenly, then rake or screed your area to ensure a smooth surface, allowing approximately 25mm. below surrounding paths and drive-ways.
You should then fertilise your base with a, multi-nutrient fertiliser that has moisture magnets such as Sir Launcher (Available in 3kg bucket covering approximately 100m², or a 900g bucket covering approximately 30m²). Order some when ordering your turf and it will be delivered at the same time. Simply scatter evenly over the entire area before laying your new lawn.
Laying should start with one strip of turf being placed around the perimeter, then proceeding along the longest edge, across the slope in a brick work fashion, filling in any irregular gaps. If laying on a slope start at the bottom and work your way up, laying as far away from your stack as possible to avoid walking on any freshly laid lawn. The edges of the Turf Tiles should be pushed together but do not overlap so the root system has contact with your soil. You can trim your tile with hedge shears, or a sharp knife to fill unique shapes, or edges.
For the best result you should roll your lawn after it is laid, concentrating on the joins to help it from drying out.
It is paramount that you give your new TifTuf Bermuda lawn a thorough soaking immediately after you lay it. If you are laying a large area watering should commence as soon as one section is completed (a soaker hose is ideal for this). For the first two weeks your new lawn requires extra care (especially water). Initially it should be kept moist, so depending on the weather, up to 4hrs watering per day may be required if hot and dry. Otherwise regular daily watering until root growth has established is all that is necessary, depending on the season and weather conditions at the time you are laying. Taper your watering off gradually to allow your new lawn to become acquainted with its new surroundings. We suggest deep watering infrequently instead of frequent light watering.
Wait until your new lawn can no longer be lifted off the ground before attempting its first mow. We advise you take no more than 1/3 of the height off the blade of grass when mowing. During the warmer weather you may have to mow more frequently, perhaps even at a 4-7 day interval depending on the amount of rain. Once we head into the cooler months the frequency of mowing will decrease, however it still requires regular mowing intervals. A height of 10-30mm is recommended for a healthy, lush lawn.
We recommend you fertilise your lawn 3 times a year. It is best done in October, December and late March /early April. Fertilising your lawn is very weather dependant and also relies on the nutrient levels of your soil.
Have a look at your lawn, if it is a little jaded then it may need some food. Sir Walter Fertiliser comes in 10kg buckets which will cover approximately 400m² and 4kg buckets which will cover approx 160m². It has the active ingredients that will keep your lawn healthy and strong. A maintenance feed of Lawn Rescue is ideal for the summer months if the weather is hot and dry. It will feed and drought proof your lawn better than any other product on the market.
We also recommend you top dress your lawn in Spring every 3rd year. This will not only feed your lawn but even out any dips and hollows. Lee Rowan’s Rocket Top Dressing is the perfect soil free mix of nutrients and should be applied in September for maximum effect.