Bentgrass

Creeping bentgrass is the most widely used cool-season grass on golf course putting greens. It is a fine-textured species that can tolerate close mowing heights and spreads by stolons. This allows it to recover from traffic and golf ball marks. However, it has very high maintenance requirements including fertilization, topdressing, mowing, and frequent fungicide applications, particularly during the summer months.

Primary Uses

  • Residential & commercial lawns
  • Sports fields
  • Golf courses
  • Parks & recreation

Creeping bentgrass is the most widely used cool-season grass on golf course putting greens.

Seasonal Type: cool-season

Cool-season Grasses

Unlike warm-season grasses, cool-season grasses remain green throughout most of the winter. They are better adapted to the mountains and piedmont region.

These grasses perform best in spring and fall and tend to show signs of stress in the summer. This is especially true as you move toward the coastal plain. Cool-season grasses are best seeded in early fall, but fair results may be obtained from seeding in early spring (mid-February to late March in the piedmont). Generally, late winter or spring seeding of these grasses is not recommended.

Dormant Temperature:

Greenup Temperature:

Sodding: You may successfully install a cool-season grass sod anytime in the cooler portions of the growing season when the ground is not frozen and anytime during the warmest times of the year with careful water management.

Texture

Bentgrass is a fine-textured species that can tolerate close mowing heights and spreads by stolons.

Traffic Wear

Bentgrass tolerates high traffic and golf ball marks with high maintenance inputs.

Propagation Method(s)

Spreads by stolons

Plugging is planting individual pieces (2 inches or larger) of sod on 6-inch to 24-inch centers. A 6- to 12-inch spacing should be used for more rapid establishment, whereas using a wider spacing may delay filling for greater than one year. A spacing greater than 12-inches is not suggested when plugging on bare ground. This is an excellent way to introduce a more adapted lawn grass into an old lawn in an effort to replace old grass by crowding out.

Maintenance: high

Creeping bentgrass has very high maintenance requirements including fertilization, topdressing, mowing, and frequent fungicide applications, particularly during the summer months.

Cultivars

TifBlair is an improved cultivar from the University of Georgia; it is quicker to establish and is more cold tolerant than common centipedegrass. It also retains its green color later in the fall.

 

List of Growers


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Pro Green Inc

Barry Clark
422 Lost Corner Rd
Morganton NC 28680

Phone: (828) 430-8833
Fax: (828) 430-8876
Email: barry@progreensales.com

http://www.progreensod.com

Bentgrass: Pure Distiction, 007, Washed Sod, L-93, Penncross, A-1
Zoysiagrass: Meyer
Bluegrass: ProPure Blue
Tall Fescue / Bluegrass Mix: Triple Threat plus