Any pro golfer would tell you that the key to taking strokes off of your game is to work on your short game. That is why so many golfers get a putting green added to their backyard. There are two options for installing a putting green in your backyard: synthetic turf and traditional grass. Each type has their own maintenance requirements, with synthetic turf needing less maintenance. For that reason, many homeowners who add a putting green decide to get artificial turf. But even artificial turf requires maintenance. That is why we have written this guide to putting green maintenance that covers both types.
How To Maintain An Organic Putting Green
As mentioned above, an organic putting green requires more maintenance. Because you are using living grass you will need to keep it well watered and trimmed. Professional golf courses that use organic grass are maintained on a daily basis. Based on where you are located in the country, there will be different requirements for upkeep. In warmer climates and in hotter months, you will need to water your putting green much more often. It is recommended that you set up sprinklers that can water your green every night. In the winter months, especially in New England, you will need to keep your grass healthy as the temperature drops. Part of this includes managing shade because the shorter daylight hours can damage your grass. If you do not properly take care of your putting green during the winter sections will likely need to be replaced during the spring.
How To Maintain Synthetic Putting Green Turf
If you have chosen turf for your putting green, congratulations, you will require much less year-round maintenance. But don’t get ahead of yourself. A putting green made of turf still needs maintenance. As mentioned above, the winter poses a significant danger to a putting green. We have written in the past on some tips to preserve your synthetic turf during the winter. Generally, you will want to make sure you clear the area of debris and that you are extra cautious when shoveling show or stepping on the turf. In the spring & fall, you will want to frequently rake your putting green and treat it for weeds or other pests.
Get A Synthetic Putting Green Turf For Your Home
If you are interested in improving your short game, consider a synthetic turf from the leaders in turf in the Northeast. Our team can provide you with a quote on a putting green installation in your backyard. Best of all, our turf is easy to maintain and requires much less work than an organic alternative. Give us a call or contact us online to discuss your project.