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Bent grass Bent grass anatomy

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Bent grass

Bentgrass can be found on most golf courses in the northern U.S. It can be mowed as low as 1/10" and makes an ideal surface for putting greens and fairways. Even when mowed very low, it forms a dense turf with a very fine-textured feel. The costs to maintain a home lawn of Bentgrass can be very costly due to its needs for fungicides, insecticides, fertilizer and expensive equipment needed to mow it. It also requires frequent watering - almost daily. Unlike other northern grasses, it grows by an extensive production of stolons.

  • Tip/blade: blades are narrow and flat
  • Feel: soft
  • Growth: low-mowing grass, often as low as 1/10"
  • Additional: Used on golf courses throughout the North.