Unless you spend most of your days outdoors, chances are your backyard isn’t being taken advantage of. Instead of letting your backyard space go to waste, why not upgrade to something you really enjoy? A personal backyard putting green is the perfect way to spend warmer days outdoors. Not only is an artificial putting green a great form of summer entertainment, but it can also increase your home’s resale value.
A high-end artificial putting green requires regular maintenance and upkeep, but you’d be surprised how little you have to do to keep your putting green looking beautiful. Here are Ideal Turf’s top tips for maintaining your own backyard putting green.
Rake Away Debris
No matter what time of year, debris will build up on your home putting green. You’ll need to regularly rake away sticks, leaves, and other debris that can collect on the surface of your artificial grass. Piles of leaves can grow mold and mildew, which can then cause mold and mildew growth in your artificial lawn. It takes just a few minutes to rake up leaves and other yard debris, keeping your new artificial lawn looking fresh and clean all year long.
Rinse and Repeat
Although artificial turf doesn’t require water for the grass to grow, it’s a good idea to rinse off your lawn every now and then to keep it clean. If you let your pets onto your backyard putting green, a quick rinse after picking up your pets is a simple and effective way to keep your artificial lawn fresh. We recommend rinsing off your lawn once a week to keep your putting green as clean as possible.
Spray for Mold Growth
To combat mold and mildew growth, we recommend spraying your putting green with an all-natural mold-repellent. The mold that’s allowed to grow freely can quickly spread to other areas of your putting green, which in turn impacts the look of your lawn and can actually damage the artificial turf.
If you’re using your home putting green for chipping practice, chances are you’re going to experience some divots in your lawn. Using a simple divot repair tool, insert the tool underneath the divot and lift accordingly. Repairing any divots as soon as they happen will prevent the divots from getting worse.
Have Multiple Flag Holes Cut
To hone in on your putting game, have multiple flag holes cut throughout your synthetic putting green. When you’re not using the other holes in your putting green, you can use an artificial turf hole cover to easily cover those alternate flag holes in your lawn. Ideal Turf can create a custom backyard putting green and cut as many holes as you need to sharpen your putting game.
Ideal Turf – Backyard Putting Green
Maintaining your custom artificial putting green doesn’t require much, but it’s important to get into a regular upkeep routine to keep your artificial lawn clean and vibrant. At Ideal Turf, we specialize in backyard putting green installation in Houston and the surrounding areas, and we are excited to help you with your next project.
For more information on our artificial putting greens or to get started on your project, contact the team at Ideal Turf today.