Bentgrass is generally not used for home lawns because of the higher maintenance requirements. It is commonly used in cities like Vancouver, BC on the West Coast where the cool, wet climate is favorable for the Bentgrass and where Kentucky Bluegrass does not flourish. Bentgrass is ideal for putting greens because it can tolerate very low mowing, and can be found around the world on golf courses.
- Tolerates low mowing, making it ideal for putting greens.
- Tolerates wet, cool, moist climates. Commonly used in home lawns on the west coast. (Vancouver)
- Spreads rapidly over sidewalks and driveways via stolons. This results in more frequent edging to keep things looking tidy.
- Some cultivars tend to grow a brown sheath around the stem, giving the lawn a brown, dry appearance.
- It has an olive green color, and requires unique maintenance practices for optimum growth, making Bentgrass somewhat incompatible with other species.
- Generally considered a weedy grass when it occurs in patches within a traditional lawn.