Sir Grange vs TifTuf
Which One is Right for You?
To compare Sir Grange vs TifTuf, you need to decide which factors are most important to you.
Both varieties are heavily researched and hand-selected for their superior drought tolerance. They both have a fine leaf and are a deep shade of green.
The most significant difference between these two varieties is their price tag and how much maintenance they require.
While we can weigh out the pros and cons of each variety, ultimately it will depend on your individual taste, how much time you have to mow each week and what your budget looks like.
As both kinds of grass are Lawn Solutions Australia certified varieties, they come with a 10-year product warranty.
This not only ensures that your new lawn will be free from disease and weeds on arrival but that with proper care, it will remain healthy for over 10 years.
So, which of these two turf varieties is right for you?
Sir Grange Zoysia
Sir Grange turf is the latest variety to sweep across Australia and it certainly has impressed us all. With its fine, soft leaves and low maintenance, Sir Grange Zoysia is certainly the finer choice.
Originally developed for golf courses, Sir Grange was selected from over 10 000 different varieties and has been tried and tested for nearly 20 years in a range of conditions.
Sun & Drought Tolerance
One of the reasons Sir Grange is so suitable for the Australian climate is due to its tolerance of full sunlight and drought resistance.
Once a Sir Grange lawn is established, it requires 50% less water than most warm season grasses. This means it won’t be affected as much during water restrictions.
Sir Grange has an extremely high shade tolerance. Requiring only 4 hours of sunlight a day, Sir Grange has a shade tolerance of 75%.
Whether your yard is in full sunlight or full shade, Sir Grange will thrive.
Sir Grange lawns are a tough breed, surviving high levels of foot traffic.
This is one of the reasons it was found to be so suitable for the golfing industry but it’s also a reason this variety is suitable for homes with kids and pets.
With its naturally dense growth habit, this variety is also weed and insect resistant.
Requiring very little maintenance, Sir Grange gives you more time to relax and enjoy the fresh air.
At most, you’ll only need to mow every 7-14 days which is 50% less than most other turf varieties. Sir Grange lawns will also require less watering and fertilising.
TifTuf is the result of 25 years of research at the University of Georgia, one of the leading institutes in breeding turf.
A rich green colour, TifTuf has soft leaf blades and excellent drought tolerance.
Sun & Drought Tolerance
Even though Sir Grange is drought resistant, only TifTuf Bermuda lawns have been proven to thrive in the driest conditions.
It requires 38% less water than other grass varieties and even in harsh drought conditions, TifTuf retains up to 95% more green leaf tissue than common grass varieties.
TifTuf lawns have demonstrated a 50% shade tolerance, needing around 4-5 hours of direct sunlight a day. Due to this, TifTuf turf tends to fair well during winter and in shaded yards.
Backyards, sports grounds and parks tend to get quite a lot of use in Australia, especially during the warmer months.
Luckily, TifTuf Bermuda lawns are extremely resistant to wear and tear. They also repair quicker than other grass types when they’ve been damaged.
Although TifTuf lawns require less water and fertilising than other well-known grass varieties, it is a quick grower and will need mowing at least once a week in spring and summer.
Both varieties of lawns are extremely drought tolerant, although TifTuf is slightly more so.
They both have a fine leaf blade, with Sir Grange being slightly softer.
Where Sir Grange lawns stand out, however, is how little maintenance they require. They also have a distinguished, manicured style.
TifTuf requires slightly more maintenance but offers supreme drought tolerance for a much more friendly price tag.
No matter which variety you choose, buyturfonline is here to support all your lawn care needs.
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Neale Tweedie, an experienced operations manager, turf farmer and irrigation services and design specialist with an extensive history in the turf supplies, farming and irrigation industry.
Neale Tweedie is also the owner and General Manager of Atlas Turf, Grechs Turf and Buy Turf Online.