Backyard Putting Green Installation: Timeline & Prep Guide

June 28, 2024 FieldTurf Landscape
Installing a backyard putting green is an exciting way to bring a piece of the golf course to your home. But before you can start...
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Installing a backyard putting green is an exciting way to bring a piece of the golf course to your home. But before you can start sinking putts, there’s an important process to go through to ensure your green is built to last. Here’s what you can expect when having an artificial grass putting green installed by professionals like us at FieldTurf Landscape and how to prepare for a seamless project:

Planning and Design (Depends on You)

After your initial consultation where we discuss your vision, the first step is finalizing the custom design of your dream putting green. 

Our team will work closely with you to nail down the size, shape, contours, fringe features, hole layouts and surfacing options. We’ll also take detailed measurements and analyze grading to ensure proper drainage. Expect some back-and-forth collaboration to get every detail just right.

To Prepare:  

• Consider location, sizing and features you want ahead of time

• Be available to review and sign off on design plans

Backyard Putting Green Installation (At Least 1 Day)

We’ve been installing artificial grass putting greens for decades now. We’ve got the process down to a science, so we’re able to install backyard putting greens in as little as one day.

Of course, that depends on the size and complexity of the project, weather conditions, and other factors that can affect the timeline. 

Besides that, here’s how our putting green installation process usually goes:

Site Prep for Backyard Putting Green Installation

With the design approved, it’s time to prepare the area for installation. We’ll outline the putting green and carefully excavate the site, removing any grass, plants or obstacles. 

The soil will then be leveled and compacted to precise grades matching your green’s contours. Drainage components, stabilizing base materials and putting cups are also installed. 

To Prepare:

Clear the area of any personal items like furniture or decor

Keep kids and pets safely away from the work site

Ensure our crew can access the site with equipment and materials

Installing Your Backyard Putting Green

Now the real transformation begins! Once the foundation is set, our expert installers will lay out the premium synthetic putting turf and shape it to your green’s unique design. 

The turf is trimmed to fit cleanly around cups and edges. Seams between turf strips are joined and turf fibers are brushed to stand upright. Then the turf is secured and a dusting of infill is applied to weigh it down. 

To Prepare:

Continue keeping the work area clear 

Refrain from walking on the freshly installed turf right away

Expect the turf to look a bit flat initially before fibers rebound

Finishing Touches 

To complete your green, we’ll tidy up the perimeter by installing your chosen fringe or border elements like bender board, pavers, rock, mulch, etc. 

Surrounding landscaping that was impacted will be restored with new plants or sod. The green will receive a final dressing, rolling and brushing to get it perfectly playable. 

To Prepare:

Have final design decisions made to avoid delays

Be available for a final walkthrough and review

Wait until we give the okay before playing on your putting green

Maintenance and Follow-up Support

Of course, our involvement doesn’t stop once we pack up our tools. We’ll educate you on simple practices to keep your green well-groomed and performing its best. 

This includes light regular brushing, clearing of debris, and occasional rinsing. Our artificial grass is very low-maintenance, but we’re always just a phone call away if you have any questions or concerns down the line.

Book Your Free Consultation

Installing an artificial putting green doesn’t take too long when you’re working with experts, but the payoff lasts for well over a decade.

By working with seasoned professionals and preparing a bit on your end, you’ll be hosting backyard putting tournaments before you know it. If you’re ready to get the ball rolling, call 866-352-4575 or message us to set up your free consultation!

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