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Creeping Bentgrass

Agrostis stolonifera

Creeping Bentgrass is a cool-season turf grass that is mostly found in the northern parts of the United States. Thanks to its extremely fine texture, it's rarely used for home lawns but is commonly found on golf courses.

Identify

Creeping Bentgrass is easily identified by its very finely textured leaves and light-green color. It is usually found in patches, not intermixed with other turf grasses. Creeping Bentgrass uses stolons to spread along the ground, which can be spotted when the leaves are pushed back.

Life Cycle

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Control

Creeping Bentgrass is not a turf grass that is well-adapted for home lawn use. It doesn't tolerate warm temperatures, drought, traffic or compacted soils, making proper turf grass management programs more intensive.

Characteristic Chart

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