Hardiness: Cool-Season Grass
Light: Full sun is best, but will tolerate some shade
Soil: Likes well-drained soil. Tolerant of acid soils
Water: Needs regular, frequent watering
Habit: Fine-textured, very low growing. It’s the lowest growing species of all the cool-season turfgrasses
Maintenence: Very high
Creeping Bentgrass Review
Bentgrass is a fine-textured, cool-season species that spreads by stolons and is able to tolerate very close mowing heights of 1/4 to 3/4 inch (.63 to 2 cm). Bentgrass is the finest-bladed, lowest-growing, and highest-maintenance species of all the cool-season turfgrasses.
It makes a nice looking lawn, but requires a great deal of care with frequent mowing, watering, dethatching, and fertilizing. This is the grass that is used on many putting and bowling greens. It forms a soft, dense, carpetlike lawn that must have good drainage and frequent watering.
It also needs good air circulation over the surface of the grass to prevent disease, of which it is susceptible to many. It likes full sun, but will tolerate some shade. It is best adapted for use on putting greens, or where professional care is at hand, since it is not a lawn that is as well-suited for home lawns as other grasses.
Optimum Mowing Height: 1/4 to 1/2 inch (.63 to 1.27 cm)