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My creeping bentgrass lawn...

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by wxman, May 26, 2008.

  1. wxman

    wxman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    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.

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    My lawn vs neighbors lawn:

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  2. greenbaylawns

    greenbaylawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 563

    Nice, did you start from scratch? and how much $ per pound for the seed?
     
  3. wxman

    wxman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    Yes I started from scratch, and the seed was $15/lb. I used 2 lbs per 1000 sq ft, or about 5 lbs total.
     
  4. BCSteel

    BCSteel LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 876

    Looks too labour intensive for my likes, but it does look VERY nice!
     
  5. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Messages: 7,051

    do you play golf? LOL
     
  6. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Messages: 7,051

    I should have said it looks nice first. :)
     
  7. A-Land

    A-Land LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 856

    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?
     
  8. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,220

    is it hard to get any sleep living there ?
     
  9. LawnBrother

    LawnBrother LawnSite Senior Member
    from SW Ohio
    Messages: 867

  10. wxman

    wxman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    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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