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.
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Creeping bentgrass is the most widely used cool-season grass on golf course putting greens.
Seasonal Type: cool-season
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.
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.
Bentgrass is a fine-textured species that can tolerate close mowing heights and spreads by stolons.
Bentgrass tolerates high traffic and golf ball marks with high maintenance inputs.
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.
Creeping bentgrass has very high maintenance requirements including fertilization, topdressing, mowing, and frequent fungicide applications, particularly during the summer months.
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
Phone: (828) 430-8833
Bentgrass: Pure Distiction, 007, Washed Sod, L-93, Penncross, A-1