Many homeowners and turfgrass managers in the south enter the busy growing season with cautious optimism about the effect of the elements on their turfgrass. While the current spring weather has given our plants a great start with ample rain, sun and warmth, that is no promise that those resources will be in abundant supply when the “dog days” arrive in July and August. Historically, those months bring temperatures in the 90s and 100s, accompanied by long stretches of little or no rain.

When you’ve invested time and money in your lawn or other property, you want to give it the best chance of thriving under those circumstances. That’s why so many homeowners and turfgrass managers have chosen TifTuf® bermudagrass.

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. TifTuf® has become the go-to variety for turf managers and property owners seeking performance, aesthetics and sustainability.

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.

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.