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Aggressiveness, vigor, and wear tolerance make Penncross Creeping Bentgrass seed a natural for greens, tees, and fairways. The ability for Penncross Bent grass to perform under a wide range of conditions makes this putting green seed adaptable virtually worldwide. Golf course architects have specified Penncross Bentgrass seed for areas of extreme cold and heat, and Penncross Creeping Bent has survived humidity where bermuda grass used to be the standard.
Penncross Bent grass is designed for extensively managed golf greens and tees and lawn bowling surfaces. Penncross performs best in soils with a pH of 5.5 to 8. It has a moderate nitrogen requirement with 1-2 pounds of actual N per 1,000 square feet per year adequate in most situations. Optimum mowing height for Creeping Bentgrass putting greens is 3/16 to 5/16 inch but it can be adjusted higher or lower depending upon maintenance practices and intended use. Creeping Bent grass Penncross performs best on a sandy soil and tolerates clay soils with adequate drainage. Most Bentgrass varieties do not perform well in wet areas, however, Penncross can tolerate saturated soil conditions for short periods of time. Growing Penncross Bentgrass is a rewarding and enjoyable experience, and this golf greens seed is a great choice for the DIY home putting green.
Penncross Creeping Bent grass can be seeded from 1-2 pounds per 1,000 square feet depending on the application. Cover the Penncross Bentgrass seed to a depth not exceeding ¼" and keep seedlings moist until well rooted. Germination will take place in 7-15 days depending on soil temperatures, and the first mowing may be expected within 30 days, or when the plants have sufficiently rooted. Mow at a 3/4" height or lower until turf is established. Limited use of the Creeping Bentgrass putting green area can be expected in 6 weeks.
Seeding Rate & Planting Time
- New turf: Sow 1 - 2 pounds of Bent grass putting green seed per 1,000 square feet
- Plant Creeping Bentgrass Penncross seed when soil temperature reaches 55 degrees in spring up until a minimum of 6 weeks before frost in fall
The Grass Seed Certification program establishes the genetic purity and germination of varieties, blends, and mixtures. The certification process begins with the proper field history before production and continues through the bagging of a grass seed lot with every step independently verified by Seed Certification personnel. Each bent grass seed lot to be certified is sampled by Certification personnel and tested in the state seed laboratory, so the grass seed you buy is the seed that was tested If even one standard in this process failed, the lot is uncertified. You can rest assured that your bent grass seed is certified!