While deep in the icy embrace of winter, our eyes cannot help themselves from straying towards the welcoming warmth of spring and summer. Plans we have been keeping to ourselves for years can begin to germinate and, upon the shining light of a new year, burst forth from the ground like the first buds of spring after winter’s last frost.
Plans like adding a new putting green in your backyard, perfect for getting some practice in during a long phone call or an outdoor social gathering with your friends or business associates. Since we are still all limited in our social activities, a new outdoor activity for your yard is the perfect way to bring together friends and family for a well-needed break.
Putting greens come in all shapes and sizes and can be personalized to fit your personality, the size and the contours of your yard, but there’s a long list of do’s and don’ts you’ll want to follow in order to get the most out of your backyard minigolf course. Some things to keep in mind while planning:
- Location, location, location! Putting greens should take advantage of the space available to you, so don’t make it too close to the structure of your house. Use the landscaping to your advantage and make the putting green challenging with alternating elevations, obstacles, and directional changes.
- Personalized perfection – make the putting green YOURS! Use personalized markers like flags, mats, and signs that signify who really owns the course. Some interesting lighting will not only make the course usable once the sun begins setting, but it will also make things more visually interesting and give the course a unique flair.
- Don’t waste time with living turf – while many big golf courses still spend the time and money to keep their putting greens all-natural, most are making the switch to artificial turf for a reason. Impossible to kill and never requiring a cut, artificial turf makes managing your putting green a breeze. Even if you own a pet and are concerned about their droppings, synthetic turf is actually a bit easier to clean thanks to the space-age materials and, if done right, excellent drainage.
Notice the phrase, ‘if done right’ we used above – it was very deliberate. Synthetic turf is an excellent way to save time, effort, and money over traditional natural grasses, IF the installation is done correctly. A botched turf installation can leave you with a big messy puddle the next time rain comes.
Finding a good company for your putting green installation can be a difficult task with the glut of companies looking to score on California’s new obsession with synthetic turf, so today we’re spotlighting a local Orange County firm to help our users expedite their planned yard additions. NoMow Turf has been servicing the southern Californian market for decades, and the company is second to none when it comes to installing well-drained and picturesque-looking synthetic turf yards.
While winter is still here for some time yet, don’t be afraid of looking towards a brighter and better horizon and planning for an enhanced summer filled with golfing fun. Get on the phone with NoMow Turf now, and start laying down the groundwork for your new putting green.
26674 Vista Terrace, Lake Forest, CA 92630