Creeping bentgrass is the most widely used cool-season grass on golf course putting greens. It is a fine-textured species that can tolerate close mowing heights and spreads by stolons. This allows it to recover from traffic and golf ball marks. However, it has very high maintenance requirements including fertilization, topdressing, mowing, and frequent fungicide applications, particularly during the summer months.
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seedhead is a compressed panicle; each spikelet is eliptical, with a single seed
leaves rolled in the bud
membranous; rounded or blunt, finely irregular-toothed or entire, minutely hairy on back, 0.04 - 0.08 inches (1 - 2 mm) long
cool season turf
sharp-pointed; flat, distinctly ridged upper surface, slightly creased on lower surface, surfaces and edges rough
0.08 - 0.2 inches (2 - 5 mm) wide
divided; indistinct, usually slanted with unequal sides
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