The fescues in our Bowling Croquet Lawn seed mixture are included to provide a temporary green cover whilst the very fine leaf, slower growing bentgrass becomes established.
In time, the bentgrass will become the dominant species within the turf and slowly knit together between the fescue plants to produce a very fine, dense and presentable bowling croquet lawn.
After initial establishment, cut in various directions to encourage maximum shoot density and to achieve equal and consistent ball travel across the playing surface.
Frequent close mowing is the key to creating and maintaining the highest quality green. The area must be cut at least every other day, ideally with a good quality cylinder mower and be kept at a regular height of between 5mm-10mm.
As with all lawn areas that are being regularly defoliated it is advisable to apply a good quality, slow release, compound fertiliser at least every 8 to 10 weeks during the growing season.