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TifTuf vs Sir Walter

Posted on December 5, 2019 by Greg Pelka

A little overwhelmed by all the turf varieties on offer, and not sure which one is best for you?

TifTuf vs Sir Walter

We know how it can be – there are so many choices, and you want to make sure you choose the best one for your back yard.  But, with all the lawn options available, what should you choose? To make things a little easier for you, we have put together a comparison between two common lawn varieties for your home – TifTuf and Sir Walter.

If you would like to know more about TifTuf and Sir Walter, give Rosemount Turf a call on (07) 5448 6398and we can discuss your turf needs today!

Sir Walter DNA Certified Buffalo Grass

Sir Walter DNA Certified Buffalo Grass is an Australian-created turf that has been one of the most popular turf options on the Australian market since 1997. It is suitable for both children and pet and is a common choice for residential backyards. 

TifTuf Turf

TifTuf, otherwise known as TifTuf Bermuda or TifTuf Hybrid Bermuda, is a turf variety created in the USA from over 25 years of testing and development. It was chosen from over 30,000 other options and is another common choice for lawns.

Benefits of each turf variety


·      Genetic purity

·      Densely grows, making it wear tolerant

·      Requires less water than many other grass varieties, making it drought tolerant

·      Retains colour all year round

·      Weed, pest and disease tolerant

·      Better simulation of photosynthesis meaning it needs 50% less sunlight than other Couch grasses.

·      Sustainable and environmentally friendly, due to its lower watering requirements

·      Used for sports fields and golf courses 

Sir Walter

·      Low maintenance

·      Plush, soft texture

·      Grows fast as well as recovers fast after damage, making it wear and tear tolerant

·      Drought tolerant due to lower watering needs

·      Weed and insect resistant.

·      Broad leaves means it completes better photosynthesis, making it shade tolerant

TifTuf vs Sir Walter – which is best?

Both TifTuf and Sir Walter offer a huge range of benefits, meaning they are beneficial to many backyards. Ultimately, it depends on each individual household and their personal requirements. We highly recommend speaking to an industry professional as to the best option to suit your needs, as you only want the best for you!


Lawn Solutions Australia (TifTuf Hybrid Bermuda Grass): https://lawnsolutionsaustralia.com.au/about-lawn-solutions-australia/news-from-lsa/tiftuf-hybrid-bermuda-grass-forged-best-turf-grass-scientists/

Lawn Solutions Australia (TifTuf): https://lawnsolutionsaustralia.com.au/lawn-care/grass-greener-side-tiftuf/

Lawn Solutions Australia (Sir Walter Buffalo Grass): https://lawnsolutionsaustralia.com.au/grass-type/sir-walter-buffalo-grass/

Lawn Solutions Australia (Sir Walter DNA Certified) : https://lawnsolutionsaustralia.com.au/turf-supplies/best-lawn-for-me/sir-walter-dna-certified/


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3 comments on “TifTuf vs Sir Walter”

  1. I’ve had Sir Walter buffalo growing on my nature strip
    (Sunbury, Victoria) for 10 months just coming into Summer now (December) haven’t needed to water it at all due to the rainfall. Only fed it once with Seasol.Lush & green , full sun – (Easterly aspect) Also takes less mowing than the native grasses (& weeds) that were there before. The hardest thing really is the occasional trimming around the edges once a month or so, but you have to do that anyway ! Good investment

  2. I have to add needed to water it for about a month initially & top dressed it with washed sand to act as a kind of mulch & to weigh it down

  3. I have air Walter buffalo and wish I went tiff tuff or zoysia. Buffalo is horrid stuff that needs dethatching and is a pain to keep. It’s not nice to walk on either. It looks ok and is tough but is a pain to control.

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