Sod has fewer seed heads

Bermuda sod has fewer seed heads

Sod has better color & texture

Bermuda sod has better color & texture


Sod offers instant curb appeal

Bermudas offer high tolerance to foot traffic

Bermudas offer high tolerance to foot traffic

Sun or Shade? ☀️⛅️

Mostly sun, but it depends on the variety

Bermudagrasses naturally grow in full sun ecosystems, thus they thrive in full sun yards. To put a timer on it, most need 8+ hours of full sun or they will thin out and you'll see bare dirt. However, TifTuf has proven an exception because it has some shade tolerance, as long as it gets at least 5 to 6 hours of full sun. We have articles to help you determine if your yard is too shady for grass and we offer tips on how to make it a little more sunny, if necessary.

Bermuda is a Warm-Season Grass

The term "warm season" means it's green during the warm growing season; going dormant after frost. Even though it's dormant during winter, it can still be walked and played on.

Available only as sod, TifTuf and Tifway can be installed all year long, even during the winter when they are dormant. As hybrid Bermudagrasses, they are not available to grow from seed.
Bermuda is a Warm-Season Grass

TifTuf is superior to all other lawns for drought tolerance

Bermudas naturally survive drought by going dormant, however TifTuf has deeper roots and sails through droughts without going dormant

TifTuf maintains turf quality under drought stress; it does not go drought-dormant like other warm season lawns. Rather, it holds acceptable green color, even during the tough droughts we endure here in the Deep South.

Pictured: Tifway (left) and TifTuf (right) during prolonged drought showing a clear line of drought dormancy and beautiful green.

TifTuf is superior to all other lawns for drought tolerance

Other Bermuda Sod Assets

  • Fine-textured & bright green
  • Fast establishment - instant curb appeal
  • Fast growth and fast recovery from high foot traffic
  • Fast growth both vertically (height) and laterally via spreaders
  • The spreaders, also called stolons, are a self-healing asset - they spread to fill in bare spots due to wear and tear
  • As such, Bermudagrass is a great choice for lawns and sports turf where people like to play, exercise, and recreate
  • Tolerates extreme heat
Other Bermuda Sod Assets

Where to Use Bermudagrass

Due to its drought tolerance, TifTuf Bermuda grass is replacing Tifway (419) as the new standard turfgrass in residential and commercial landscapes as well as use in other high traffic areas like parks & sports fields. High impact activities such as football, soccer, baseball and golf are no problem for TifTuf because it withstands wear and tear from traffic better than any other Bermuda. Its rapid establishment, robust spreaders that repair damage, and unmatched drought tolerance make it an easy choice for any landscape. TifTuf can be used just about everywhere within its growing range, as long as it gets 5-6 hours of direct sunlight every day.
  • Residential lawns & commercial landscapes
  • Large industrial or municipality complexes
  • Public & private parks
  • Medians & roadsides
  • Sports turf from golf to equestrian sports to football, soccer, rugby & baseball
  • Around pools
  • TifTuf is one full zone hardier than other Bermudagrasses - range is Zone 6b to 11a on the 2012 USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map or Zones 1-3 on the Turfgrass Hardiness Map

Why choose Bermuda sod instead of seed?

Various strains of Bermudagrass were imported from Africa 100's of years ago. Since the 1960's, improved strains were bred to be prettier and tougher. These improved hybrids are superior to the seeded types and can only be purchased and planted as sod. Hybrid Bermuda sod is superior to the seeded types in these aspects:

  • Bermuda sod types have a thinner leaf blade, thus a fine texture
  • Sod types have a better green color and are more aesthetically pleasing
  • Sodded types grow denser than those available from seed
  • Bermuda sod has fewer seed heads than seeded types
Why choose Bermuda sod instead of seed?