Whether you’re a golfer or just someone who likes to have fun putting on a green, you can’t go wrong with a backyard putting green. Its only downside is that natural grass can be hard to maintain. Bad weather, foot traffic and regular use can also ruin it. But don’t let these put you off setting up your putting green. You can find the perfect, low-maintenance alternative for real grass in artificial turf in Texas.
Once you go synthetic, you’ll never have to do these turf upkeep tasks again:
When golf balls land on the putting green and dig into the ground, they create divots. Greenkeepers (the people who take care of golf courses) fix this damage by replacing the grass in divots with new sod.
Artificial grass doesn’t need this kind of repair. It absorbs and distributes the impact of falling balls, so it doesn’t form small pits.
Ball Mark Repair
When a ball hits an artificial surface, it can leave a mark. The size of the mark depends on how hard the ball was struck or how high off the ground it was hit if it bounces. Greenkeepers usually use a rake or spike iron to smooth out ball marks.
Ball mark repairs are not necessary for artificial turf in Texas because it doesn’t develop ball marks. In short, you won’t have to slow down the pace of your game to stop and repair ball marks as you play.
Watering is one of the most important maintenance tasks for a golf course. It ensures that your green stays healthy and lush. Watering also helps to keep it from drying out and becoming brittle, especially during summer.
Synthetic grass doesn’t need water to stay in great condition. It’ll stay lush and green even if you don’t water it during the hottest days of the year. The only time it needs water is for rinsing off dirt, grime and other putting green debris.
Mowing is crucial in natural putting green maintenance. It doesn’t just prevent the miniature course from turning into an overgrown mess,ut it also keeps the turf at the ideal height and density for golf play.
Meanwhile, artificial putting greens do not require mowing. They are already at their ideal height and they’ll stay that way because they don’t grow.
Seeding is a never ending task in natural putting greens. This is because the grass needs regular replacements because foot traffic and many rounds of golf tend to wear away the turf.
No amount of golf activities can ruin and wear out artificial putting greens. There’s never a need to replace fake grass in Texas with seeding.
Aeration is another common maintenance task for golf course greens that don’t apply to artificial putting greens. The goal of aeration is to loosen up compacted soil so that water can better penetrate the ground and help keep the grass healthy.
However, since artificial turf doesn’t have any soil (it’s made from synthetic fibers), there’s no need for aeration. Even if the soil underneath it is rock solid, it won’t have any impact on the synthetic grass.
Turf Disease Treatment
One final maintenance task that you might not know about is fungus treatment. Turf diseases like brown patch and dollar spot can infect natural putting greens. They thrive on humidity levels and other environmental factors.
Artificial grass is immune to turf diseases. Fungi can’t infect it because it doesn’t have any organic matter for them to latch on.
Simplify Backyard Putting Green Maintenance With Synthetic Turf in Texas
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