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Old 05-26-2008, 01:07 AM
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My creeping bentgrass lawn...

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:



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Old 05-26-2008, 01:12 AM
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Nice, did you start from scratch? and how much $ per pound for the seed?
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Old 05-26-2008, 01:24 AM
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Yes I started from scratch, and the seed was $15/lb. I used 2 lbs per 1000 sq ft, or about 5 lbs total.
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Old 05-26-2008, 01:59 AM
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Looks too labour intensive for my likes, but it does look VERY nice!
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Old 05-26-2008, 10:00 AM
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do you play golf? LOL
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Old 05-26-2008, 10:01 AM
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I should have said it looks nice first.
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Old 05-26-2008, 10:09 AM
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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?
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Old 05-26-2008, 10:51 AM
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is it hard to get any sleep living there ?
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Old 05-26-2008, 10:53 AM
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Looks very nice! A lot of maintenance, right?
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Old 05-26-2008, 11:40 AM
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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.
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