TifTuf a newly released Bermuda variety to the world market, 25 years of research and development at one of the worlds leading turf grass breeders - The University of Georgia, Tifon Campus.
TifTuf has a fine leaf blade with dense growth, making it ideal for a wide variety of applications. Its density enables it to handle high wear situations like sports fields, golf courses and backyards, whilst its fine blade is a very soft leaf to walk on.
Superior drought tolerance requiring on average 38% less water then other varieties, this brand new exclusive Lawn Solutions product also retains better winter colour then other warm season grass varieties.*
* Based on US data, Australian Data available Summer 18/19
It is highly recommended that Lilydale Instant Lawn be laid the day it is delivered.
To get the best results out of your Tif Tuf long term we recommend the following preparation:
When preparing to lay your Tif Tuf it is advisable to have at least 100mm of well-worked soil. This can be achieved by rotary hoeing the existing soil if suitable or if there is minimal or poor soil, additional top soil is required. Remove all stones, clods and other debris.
Rake the entire area to ensure a smooth, even surface and allow about 25mm below paths and driveways for the thickness of our exclusive QWELTS of Tif Tuf.
Apply your Lilydale Instant Lawn starter fertiliser which we supply at no charge, to the prepared soil area ensuring you apply an even coating of the pellets to the entire area.
Begin laying your Tif Tuf. QWELTS along a straight edge, such as a driveway or path, furthest from the stack of turf. When laying the QWELTS place them on the ground, next to each other in a brick-work pattern. Do not push them up too hard as this can lift the turf leaving the root system without soil contact.
The QWELTS can be trimmed with a sharp knife or hedge shears to conform with your paths and garden edges.
As our exclusive QWELTS are cut thick, there is no need to top dress with sand but if you choose to you can apply white washed sand to the edges of your QWELT pieces. White washed sand acts as an insulator to reduce edges from drying out, especially in the warmer months.
Click here to see a guided video on installing your new instant turf or here to view instructions on preparing your area.
It is essential that a thorough soaking with water of your lawn commences immediately upon installation. For larger installations, watering should commence as sections are completed.
It is vital that your Lilydale Instant Lawn is kept moist with regular daily watering until root growth is established approx 3 to 6 weeks depending on the season. When Tif Tuf is establishing during the warmer months of November to March, on hot days over 28 degrees it maybe required to be watered once a day to ensure it remains moist.
Once your Tif Tuf is established, it is drought tolerant and requires less regular ongoing watering.
Click here for more advice on watering your instant turf.
Mowing Tif Tuf is an easy task. The first mow can be undertaken once your turf has begun to shoot new leaves once installed
The first mow can be undertaken once your new lawn has grown one third longer than what the leaf was on installation day. Extra care should be taken for this first mow as some roots maybe still establishing.
During the warmer months mowing may need to be increased to once a week; however this will vary depending on how much you water it and the weather conditions.
Tif Tuf only needs to be fertilised every three months. This will ensure your turf has enough nutrients to keep it strong and healthy.
Lawn Rescue Spray-on is also recommended as a compliment to fertiliser and can be used throughout the year. Lawn Rescue will promote the proper development of root systems and early turf growth. It will rejuvenate existing lawns, bringing back life and vigor to tired turf.
For all your fertiliser and lawn products needs please visit Lilydale Instant Lawn's lawn care store online