It is becoming even easier these days to own yourself your own artificial putting green, either in your backyard or, if you want to follow Justin Timberlake’s lead, inside your home. There are an increasing number of companies that will help you in choosing your layout and in the installation of the synthetic grass that you can use for the purpose.
When you hear that golf professionals are also using and promoting the fact that they use these artificial putting greens you begin to get the idea that it is becoming a genuine resource. That’s obviously why there seems to be more and more of them being installed around the country. Installing a reasonably sized putting green with variations in slope, speed and hole settings are a possibility that will enable your game to move ahead in leaps and bounds.
Not Just For Putting
Many of the designs that are available from specialist artificial green companies are not merely restricted to putting. You can also choose to have a small bunker included in the design so that you can practice your bunker play as you blast out onto the synthetic green. Similarly a small chipping area from slightly longer grass can be set up to help the greenside short game. All of this can be squeezed into a surprisingly small area and will be easily suitable for the backyard.
Some companies are even able to offer you the choice of installing a green based on a specific course. Because tournament golf courses have been so exquisitely crafted, the grass used on the greens are already extremely similar to artificial grass anyway. It is not a stretch by any means to consider synthetic grass will be a close match. With improvements in artificial grass blade technology it can sometimes be difficult to tell the difference between real grass and fake grass.
Putting Green Maintenance Comparisons
The maintenance involved with keeping the artificial grass on the putting greens looking its best is constant although not demanding. Tasks such as lifting the pile of the artificial grass on a regular basis to keep the grass blades upright are required. This would be done with an artificial grass pile lifter, a rotating brush that passes over the grass, agitating the grass fibers and fluffing them up from their compressed state. It may also be necessary to control moss growth if it begins to appear although this can be controlled by the brushing process that should be regularly performed.
Compare this to the tasks that would be required if you were to decide to install a natural grass putting green in your backyard. Even if it were with a low maintenance bent grass the regular tasks that would be required to ensure you could use that green every week will include mowing up to 4 times per week using a special lawnmower, aeration of the grass, over-seeding each year, the application of chemicals to keep pests and weeds under control plus the watering requirements to keep the green looking green.
Companies are able to help their customers in the design of their residential putting greens, lending their experience to give advice on what design might work better than others. When you are installing a putting green in the backyard you want to make it one that will not only be challenging but also versatile enough to give you practice in all kinds of different situations.
As mentioned at the start of this piece, it has recently been revealed that Justin Timberlake has installed an artificial turf putting green in his house. That’s IN his house, not in the backyard of his house. Apparently the installation cost him $800,000 to convert a room. We mere mortals don’t necessarily have to take it to this extreme with an outdoor artificial grass putting green costing significantly less than this.
Artificial Grass Putting Green Suppliers and Distributors
The following is a small list of suppliers and/or distributors to get you started on your search for a company to help you with your backyard putting green installation. In some cases these companies will provide you with everything from the artificial grass to the installation and care and maintenance tips afterwards. Others will have a selection of artificial putting green kits. Start your research into your new artificial putting green with the following list.
Back Nine Greens
EverGreens UK (Lazy Lawn)
Mirage Putting Greens International
Synthetic Turf International
Synthetic Turf Solutions (Artificial Putting Greens.com)
Any of the companies mentioned above will help you in the process of installing artificial putting green grass and helping to design a putting green that will suit both the space available and your putting and chipping requirements. It won’t matter if you don’t know how to install a putting green because the expertise will come from people who have had the experience of installing hundreds of quality putting greens in the past.
Install Artificial Putting Grass With A Putting Green Kit
It is possible these days to buy backyard putting green kits with artificial turf companies eager to make it as easy as possible to get an artificial putting green into your backyard. The competition is fierce as well so there is definitely room for you to make a deal on the installation costs if not the price per foot.
Buying your own backyard artificial putting green kit means that you will be able to do the installation yourself if you feel confident in your abilities. Installing an artificial turf putting green is a much simpler task than attempting to install a real grass putting green with the maintenance tasks that would be required simply a nightmare to even contemplate.
One of the things about artificial putting surfaces that differ slightly from a more conventional backyard synthetic grass installation is that the putting green can have a certain level of unevenness about it. As a golfer, you would want to practice on a green where there are a few little slopes and rolls that emulate a real putting green more closely.
When you are looking for a type of artificial grass for your putting green you should look for a type of grass that emulates Bent grass or Bermuda which is used for just about all greens on golf courses. The artificial putting surface that you use won’t need the cool season survival capabilities of these natural grasses but it will have to allow the golf ball to react in the same way. Artificial grass companies these days have put in sufficient technological work to ensure that the products they sell produce quality artificial putting surfaces.
Artificial grass putting greens are a great way to allow yourself the opportunity to relax with a hobby that you love in your own backyard. It will save you time, it will help to improve your game and it will help you enjoy a game that you love even more.
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