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PURE BENTGRASS GOLF GREEN
For traditional, Amateur and Professional putting greens.
Price details per 1.00 kg (VAT: Zero rated)
Buy 5.00 kg at 20% discount
Buy 10.00 kg at 25% discount
Buy 15.00 kg at 30% discount
Buy 20.00 kg at 35% discount
Buy 25.00 kg at 40% discount
Contents ( 1.00 kg )
- 80% HIGHLAND certified Bentgrass
- 20% COLONIAL certified Creeping Bent
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100% Bentgrass seed is ideal for creating a new golf green or for over-seeding/repairing an existing area. Agrostis is the best choice of grass species for greens as it is well adapted to very close mowing and provides consistent play on a well managed surface.
Adequate moisture must be supplied during establishment as Bentgrass is very shallow rooted and can suffer during periods of reduced rainfall, even in winter.
The best sowing times for a golf green are during the warmer months as this mixture does appear to establish better in slightly higher temperatures in a firm, damp seedbed.
Allow the seedlings to reach 2 inches in height before the first cut and then only remove a maximum 1/3 of the leaf length. Keep well watered (but not constantly wet) and slowly reduce the cutting height and cutting frequency over the following weeks. A good quality, slow release compound fertiliser not too high in nitrogen should be applied every six to eight weeks, particularly on sandy or free draining soils.
Use at half the recommended sowing rate for overseeding and always apply seed over the entire green area to maintain a more uniform texture and colour.
35-50 grams per square metre
BEST SOWING TIMES
March to mid September
Each kg covers a minimum of 20 square metres
- Good preparation is essential when creating a 100% bentgrass putting green. The area to be sown must be exactly the shape, size and density required before the seed is applied. Cutting should take place a minimum of 4 times per week to maintain a quality putting surface and on competition sites this may be increased to twice a day.
- Produce a firm, weed free seedbed clear of large stones and any other debris.
- Rake or harrow over the surface to create a thin layer of fine soil (tilth) approximately 10-20mm deep.
- Split the total quantity of amenity grass seed to be applied into two equal amounts.
- Apply the first half over the entire area either by hand or by using a broadcast spreader.
- Gently work most of the applied seeds into the tilth with a firm rake or harrow.
- Apply the remaining seed in the same way and again, rake or harrow most of them into the tilth.
- Finally, lightly roll or tread over the surface to squeeze the seeds and tilth down into the seedbed. This method ensures the amenity grass seeds are evenly spread, set at different depths and in good contact with the soil. All of which helps to anchor the seeds in position so as not to float away during heavy or persistant rainfall and to retain the correct moisture level for quicker germination.
- Amenity grass seed may also be surface sown however, germination may be uneven and significantly slower particularly during periods of prolonged sunny, dry or windy weather even with regular irrigation.