View Full Version : My creeping bentgrass lawn...

05-26-2008, 01:07 AM
For those of you that think creeping bentgrass is a weed, take a look at this. Here is my Penncross creeping bentgrass lawn that I planted on 08-04-07. I mow it at 1/2" with a seven blade reel mower.





My lawn vs neighbors lawn:



05-26-2008, 01:12 AM
Nice, did you start from scratch? and how much $ per pound for the seed?

05-26-2008, 01:24 AM
Yes I started from scratch, and the seed was $15/lb. I used 2 lbs per 1000 sq ft, or about 5 lbs total.

05-26-2008, 01:59 AM
Looks too labour intensive for my likes, but it does look VERY nice!

05-26-2008, 10:00 AM
do you play golf? LOL

05-26-2008, 10:01 AM
I should have said it looks nice first. :)

05-26-2008, 10:09 AM
I think you said you cut it at 1/2 inch? That's pretty high for creeping bentgrass. At the golf course we use to cut it at a quarter inch or less. That being said, they were a PITA to maintain.

It looks fantastic... But if you make a little scuff by accident does it tare up the grass?

05-26-2008, 10:51 AM
is it hard to get any sleep living there ?

05-26-2008, 10:53 AM
Looks very nice! A lot of maintenance, right?

05-26-2008, 11:40 AM
I mow every other day and water deeply once a week. Other than that, I drop 1 lb/1000 sq ft of nitrogen once a month. So in my eyes, its not a lot of maintenance. The grass spreads insanely fast, so any scuff marks repair in a week. And yes I play golf, but not on this lawn :). And the tracks only run once a day and its only 10 cars so its pretty quiet here.

This fall I want to overseed declaration bent into it to get a thicker shoot density. Penncross is something like 200 shoots per sq inch, but declaration is over a 1000.

05-26-2008, 12:10 PM
Very nice, unlike your nieghbors:laugh:

05-26-2008, 12:47 PM
How Close Are Those Trains!!!!!

05-26-2008, 12:48 PM
Looks AMAZING by the way. Very hard to do that in the midwest. My parent's have a putting green in their yard, extrodinarily difficult establish and requires TONS of care.

Very impressive.

05-26-2008, 01:17 PM
wow, every other day, danm, you have to much free time. i like my st aug, cut once a week and jus rain water.

05-27-2008, 11:13 PM
Hey, thats a awesome yard. Don't be afraid to mow it high. Fairway's are usually mowed at 1/2".
However, you might want to aerate twice a year to encourage vertical growth or by a verticutter for it.
Spray some Lesco 18-0-0 chleated Iron to give it a dark green color...Man that will be the best yard in town!

Lawn Enforcer
05-27-2008, 11:16 PM
Wow, that doesn't even look like real grass. It almost looks artificial. Cool stuff!

05-17-2010, 10:45 PM
Where's the best place to buy the declaration bent seed??:weightlifter:

05-17-2010, 10:50 PM
I don't think bentgrass is a weed, I just don't want it in my lawn and it must die! ;)

05-17-2010, 10:55 PM
That is awesome. Great yard! 1/2 inch is not bad for your variety. An L-93 or A-4 would want to be cut a little shorter!

Do you do any topdressing?? Your lawn could really benefit from that- after an agressive verticutting (like was said previously)...

How is your disease pressure?? Do you spray fungicides or for snow mold in the winter up there?

05-17-2010, 10:58 PM
2 year old thread......he hasnt posted simce

05-17-2010, 11:00 PM
2 year old thread......he hasnt posted simce
HAHA. I didn't notice. Good catch.


05-17-2010, 11:01 PM
OOPS! me neither. Hehehehe.....Really wanted to know if he treats it.

05-17-2010, 11:03 PM
He would have to treat it..feeding 1lb a month would rot that at some point.....

05-18-2010, 08:35 AM
it is a cool lawn though, more than i would want to handle or deal with, but still very cool

Kennedy Landscaping
05-18-2010, 10:12 AM
Nice looking lawn, too bad your neighbors can't take the pride you do in your lawn.

05-18-2010, 07:10 PM
Nice lawn.

06-23-2010, 08:33 PM
Really nice lawn, and looks like a really nice place. The tracks actually look cool right there. As long as the train doesn't come roaring through in the middle of the night....

06-23-2010, 09:31 PM
Creeping Bentgrass most certainly is not a weed


and yes I did mow these two greens :)

06-28-2011, 05:22 PM
Tenacity.... nuff said. ;)