Do you love golf? An artificial turf putting green could be the answer to that perfect putt. If you’ve tried a quick round in your back garden, depending on the size of your garden of course, you may have given up by now. There may be muddy patches and clumps of grass to contend with and you’ve decided it’s not worth the bother. However, if you were to have artificial grass installed, you could try again, and this time with much more success.
That Perfect Artificial Grass Putting Green Can Be Yours
In today’s post we’re talking about how to install an artificial grass putting green yourself, so you can have rounds of golf whenever you feel like it and enjoy the game once more. They’ve become increasingly popular and it’s the perfect addition to your home, allowing you to get your putt picture perfect. So, read on, and find out how you can enjoy a spot of golf in your garden.
Firstly, you need to consider layout. You’ll need to map out the size and shape of your putting green. Take a look at it, does it work, will you be able to play golf on it? To mark out which part of the surface you’re going to lay the artificial grass on, use something to mark out the outside of the shape, spray paint possibly to mark out the perimeters. On this perimeter you’ll be edging and basing the grass.
You’ll need to prepare the ground first before you do anything else. You’ll need to remove the turf you have there and the easiest way of doing this is to hire someone to do this. The people who do this are known as sod cutters, and they’ll get you an accurate, even surface. However, you don’t have to hire a sod cutter, you can do this yourself if you think you have a steady hand. You can then compact the soil use a compactor, so you have a solid foundation.
You can then edge the perimeters of the border of your artificial grass putting green. Adding your base will consist of laying base material, you can take measurements of the area you want to cover and take this to your supplier, so you get the right amount. Make sure the material, once it arrives, is evenly distributed around the area. Leave a 20mm gap between the edging and base.
You’ll want cups for where your golf balls land. In order to do this, you’ll need to mark where each individual cup will go, and then using a small shovel, dig a 2inch hole around the cup and make sure it’s deep enough. Then add concrete and water, and run the compactor over the actual cup so it will be level with the top of the base.
Unroll your turf and leave it for a while to unfurl. Lay it out and then see how it will fit your design then cut around with a utility knife. Join the lengths together so you’ll have a beautifully fitted green.
Artificial Turf Scotland – For The Best in Artificial Grass Putting Greens
All of this is hard, and you may find that you’d rather put the work in the hands of someone you trust to get it right and pay attention to the details. If that’s the case, then why not get in touch with us here at Artificial Turf Scotland, we can take the job off you and install it. What’s more, we have our winter prices on at the moment, so take advantage now and have that artificial grass putting green ready for spring, so give us a call!