Many people who owns a backyard / lawn wants to install a mini golf, they want to try it at home so that it wouldn’t be hassle for them to go all the way to golf courses, this way they can play golf right at their own place without going or driving to far places. This the reason also that some people were very eager to have their own golf and did it through DIY but did not go exactly what they want and resulted to a disaster. We do all know that when it comes to installing a Putting Green Synthetic Grass there are steps that needs to follow and tools to use so that the outcome will be amazing. And if you can’t do it by yourself, no need to worry as Nice Backyard is here to help you solve your problem. We install, supply and deliver our good and best quality Putting Green Synthetic Grass at a good price too. We will also give you some tips and steps on how to install the Putting Green so that you will have some information and if you are ready to do DIY you can do it perfectly like a pro.
3 Foot Level
Yard Rake (with flat metal side)
Shovel and Hand Trowel
Putting Green Synthetic Grass
- Determine size & location
- You will be needing to keep the width of your turf in mind when designing your putting green.
- Clear (&Dig) area for sub-base
- Prepare the area by clearing the area of grass and other ground vegetation material then digging down to your desired sub-base depth
- Distribute base material
- Distribute the sub-base materials evenly. Of course, you want to manipulate the sub-base material to incorporate the desired contours and slopes of your design. Always keep in mind that when creating contours that the water will run off top and you do not want to have any “soup bowls” in the middle of your putting green.
- Compact base material
- Most common way to compact the sub-base material is by using a vibratory plate compactor, or a ride-on double drum roller. You can be able to rent either one at your local rental store.
- Determine placement of sleeves
- Once you have the sub-base compacted and your contours the way you want them, locate where your sleeve/cup placements will be. Take note that you should allow a distance from the edge of the putting green to the sleeve/cup
- Dig holes for sleeves
- Use a shovel and dig down roughly 10”
- Place Sleeves
- Place your sleeve (height = 12” tall) in the hole. Fill in around the sleeve and compact small amounts of aggregate until you have a solid base. Once the aggregate is added and compacted it should have 2” of the sleeve still exposed. At this point, take a little more aggregate and add a small mound of it around the sleeve. Using a hand tamper, tamp the sleeve and the added aggregate down to create one smooth flowing base.
- Lay turf over sub-base
- Maneuver the turf over your sub-base. Remember try not to disturb the base.
- Ready the turf for seams and seam it
- Trim the manufactured edge off the roll of turf. Once you have seamed the edges cut, bring the edges together and check the entire seam to make sure that the turf fits together. If the seam looks good, glue the two pieces together. Flip each edge of the turf over to expose your base, just make sure that the seaming cloth will not move while applying the glue. Pay close attention to each edge while seaming it together so that you don’t matte any fiber into the glue.
- Cutting outer edge
- Its highly recommended that you use a sidewalk chalk and lightly scribe your design onto the top of the turf. Take your time when cutting your turf, follow your mark and change the blade often so that the cuts remain smooth and on the line.
- Secure outer edge
- Take either sod staples / galvanized nails and nail them into the turf’s edge. Make sure not to hammer the nail in too hard so that it won’t create an indentation into your base.
- Top Dressing
- Use a drop spreader and spread the sand infill over the putting green turf. Use a plate compactor to vibrate the sand into the fibers of the turf. You can also spray a little water on the green after the infill process, this will help wash off the dust from the sand bringing the turf back to its true natural green color.
- Finished product and Maintenance
- The final steps will be how creative you want to look your Putting Green Turf and always remember to maintain your grass if you want it to last long and still looks new.
With all this information and ideas, you can now do your own golf course and install the Putting Green Synthetic Grass just like us from Nice Backyard.
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