July 19, 2022

If you’re new to golf or playing at the top level, you’re likely aware of the significance of your short game. Installing a backyard putting green in Toronto can be the perfect answer to improving your weakness free of the distractions you might find at your golf club. Training in the comfort of your home can help to refine your game and your overall health. Read on to discover more.

 

THINGS TO CONSIDER

Ahead of committing to a backyard putting green installation, there are a several factors you should consider before installing.

WHY SYNTHETIC ALTERNATIVE TO NATURAL GRASS?

Natural green vs synthetic green—this is one of the most frequent queries we get. Here’s our point of view on the matter.

At first glance, regular grass putting greens might seem like the better choice. It will look good and cheaper to install, right? Well, not so fast…

Initial installation of regular turf is less costly up front, but the up-keep of regular grass will cost you more time and money in the long run. Putting grass areas have to be kept short for proper ball rolling, so it would need to be cut three or four times a week for regular play in the growing season. Also make note of fertilization, pest removal—and on the opposite side of the spectrum—if it’s a specially dry season, you’ll have to irrigate frequently to keep it green.

All of these little costs over time will add up. Artificial greens will cost a little more for initial installation, but you’ll quickly recollect that investment.

IS YOUR TERRAIN LEVEL OR SLOPED?

While it is a possibility to have your putting green on a slight slope, it’s typically recommended that you try to flatten the area as best as possible. If you have plenty of space and are going to install more putting greens in than just a single putting area, you could let it be naturally sloped.

Putting grass that have too much severity of slopes, bumps, swales, twists, or any of these features can become difficult at a fast green speed. For example, a putt that misses the hole placed on a steep slope with a fast stimp putting turf will not come to a stop near the hole. You can understand more about the relationship between green characteristics here and how it affects gameplay.

ARE YOU SETTING UP ON SOIL, COMPACT STONE, OR CONCRETE?

No matter what kind of artificial turf you choose, you’ll want a solid base for the ground. Removing regular grass and compacting the soil as much as possible is crucial for a successful installation.

If you want to install your synthetic golf green over concrete, you might desire to consider adding a cushioning layer under the grass for more comfortability. No matter the base, you will need a good infill to keep your green looking great and performing the way it should.

 

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE HEALTH BENEFITS

BETTER COGNITIVE ABILITIES

Playing golf increases your heart rate, which will assist you to better your blood flow to the brain and body. Research suggests that increased heart rate from exercise can help nerve cell connections, which can defer mental limitations like dementia or Alzheimer’s.

DECREASE STRESS

Golf is a good way to destress after a long day. It’s a great way to destress for the day go and discharge mental or physical tension. Consistent exercise might help you sleep better, too, so you feel waken up each day.

ENHANCE CONCENTRATION

Are you getting the most out of your golf practice at your club, or do you discover yourself getting distracted by the crowd? When you practice at home, you can give your full attention to your practice.

 

PRACTICAL BENEFITS

LESS MAINTENANCE

With a synthetic putting green, you won’t have to spend a ton of time or money on keeping your green nice and short for appropriate play. Maintenance will mostly contain eliminating leaves or debris regularly as required. We also recommend you get your turf professionally cleaned every 12 months for ideal performance.

ADDITIONAL FAMILY TIME

Having a putting green at your home is an entertainment center in itself— and it isn't just for golfers anymore. You can get the whole family in on the fun that golf has to provide. Getting your kids started in sports while young can foster a life-long love they might develop with golf. And in the least, you’ll build some amazing memories with your family and friends.

SAFER SURFACE

High-Quality artificial greens will help you decrease the number of chemicals required for your property. You can say "see-ya" to harmful fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides with artificial turf. You can send your kids and pets out onto the grass without any worry about them stepping in hazardous chemicals.

 

WHY SOUTHWEST GREENS?

If you’re thinking about what sets us apart from the rest of the turf installers out there, look no further. Our synthetic grass is:

  • Chemical-free
  • Made in the USA
  • 100% recyclable
  • Designed for durability
  • Professionally designed and installed
  • True playability

Our collaboration with Nicklaus Design enables us to offer the most accurate playing surface for sale on the market today, too.

 

DISCOVER MORE

Are you ready for a backyard putting green? Take a look through our golf collection to see some of the turf colors and styles we offer. When you’re ready, contact Southwest Greens Ontario for a free consultation.
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Golf Digest Editors Choice Award
Best Synthetic Putting Green