July 19, 2022

If you’re new to golf or playing at the highest level, you’re likely aware of the significance of your short game. Installing a backyard putting green in Metro New York can be the perfect solution to improving your handicap without the distractions you might have at your golf club. Training in the quiet of your home can help to better your game and your overall well-being. Read on to find out more.

 

THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND

Before committing to a backyard putting green installation, there are a several elements you should consider before installing.

WHY ARTIFICIAL ALTERNATIVE TO NATURAL GRASS?

Regular grass vs Synthetic grass—this is one of the most frequent queries we get. Here’s our point of view on the topic.

At first glance, regular green putting greens might seem like the best choice. It will look good and cost you less to install, right? Well, not so fast…

Initial installation of natural grass is more cost-friendly up front, but the maintenance of regular turf will becoming time consuming and costlier in the long run. Putting turf areas have to be kept short for proper ball reaction, so it would need to be cut three or four times a week for consistent play in the growing season. Also make note of fertilization, pest removal—and on the other end of the scale—if it’s a particularly dry season, you’ll have to irrigate regularly to keep it healthy.

All of these little costs over time will total. Synthetic greens will cost a little more for primary installation, but you’ll rapidly recover that investment.

IS YOUR LAND FLAT OR SLOPED?

While it is possible to have your putting grass on a small slope, it’s typically suggested that you try to flatten the surface as best as possible. If you have a lot of space and are going to install more golf greens in than just a single putting area, you could let it be naturally sloped.

Golf turf that have too much severity of slopes, bumps, swales, twists, or any of these traits can become complex at a fast turf speed. For example, a putt that misses the hole placed on a steep slope with a fast stimp putting turf will not come to rest near the hole. You can learn more regarding the relationship between green characteristics here and how it affects gameplay.

ARE YOU SETTING UP ON SOIL, COMPACT STONE, OR CONCRETE?

No matter what kind of artificial grass you’re choice, you’ll want a firm base for the ground. Removing regular grass and compacting the soil as much as possible is essential for a successful installation.

If you want to install your synthetic golf turf over concrete, you might desire to consider adding a cushioning layer under the turf for more ease. No matter the base, you will need a good infill to keep your green looking great and performing the way it should.

 

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE HEALTH BENEFITS

INCREASE COGNITIVE ABILITIES

Playing golf increases your heart rate, which will help to enhance your blood flow to the brain and body. Research suggests that increased heart rate from exercise can help nerve cell connections, which can delay mental limitations like dementia or Alzheimer’s.

DECREASE STRESS

Golf is a great way to destress after a long day. It’s a good way to let the stress of the day go and let go of mental or physical tension. Consistent exercise might help you sleep better, too, so you feel refreshed waking up each day.

ENHANCE CONCENTRATION

Are you getting the most out of your putting practice at your club, or do you discover yourself getting distracted by the crowd? When you practice at home, you can give your full focus to your practice.

 

REALISTIC ADVANTAGES

EASY MAINTENANCE

With a synthetic putting green, you don’t have to spend much time or money on keeping your green nice and short for appropriate play. Maintenance will mostly contain eliminating leaves or debris frequently as required. We also suggest you get the turf professionally groomed every 12 months for optimal performance.

MORE FAMILY TIME

Having a putting green at your home is an entertainment center in itself— and it is not just for golfers anymore. You can get the whole family in on the fun that golf has to provide. Getting your kids involved in sports while young can help foster a life-long love they might develop with golf. At least, you will create some amazing memories with your family and friends.

SECURE SURFACE

High-Quality artificial greens will assist you decrease the number of chemicals required for your backyard. You can say goodbye to harmful fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides with artificial turf. You can send your kids and pets out onto the grass without any worry about them stepping in harmful chemicals.

 

WHY SOUTHWEST GREENS?

If you’re wondering what makes us better from the rest of the turf installers out there, search no further. Our synthetic turf is:

  • Chemical-free
  • Made in the USA
  • 100% recyclable
  • Designed for durability
  • Professionally designed and installed
  • True playability

Our collaboration with Nicklaus Design allows us to provide the most accurate playing surface for sale anywhere today, too.

 

DISCOVER MORE

Are you ready for a backyard putting green? Look through our golf collection to see some of the grass colors and styles we offer. When you’re ready, contact Southwest Greens of Metro New York for a no-obligation consultation.