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How to Landscape Around Your Backyard Putting Green

Posted on: August 1, 2016

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A backyard putting green presents a lot of benefits to any homeowner; from those that golf competitively, to those who simply use it as a way to unwind or entertain. But regardless of the purpose for your putting green in Maryland, and the usefulness it may provide, there’s no denying that it presents some unique challenges.

Landscaping around your backyard putting green can be a bit of a challenge for some, whether we’re talking about the initial design, or the upkeep and maintenance. So what’s the best way to landscape around your green? The experts at Capitol Turf Pros are here to help!

Landscape Design Dos and Don’ts

The landscape around your backyard putting green should serve to do little more than enhance its appeal; though some home golfers like to incorporate landscaping to provide obstacles and challenges. But even in these cases, you want planned obstacles if any at all. When building your landscape design, keep these tips in mind:

  • Use plants that stay somewhat contained. Stepping out late in the season only to find that your landscape has started growing into your green can be frustrating to say the least. When choosing shrubs and other greenery, stick with ones that have a tendency to stay somewhat small and understated to avoid overgrowth and distracting foliage.
  • Using hardscape to frame and avoid troubles. Hardscaping can be a great way to frame out and define your putting green. Rock walls of natural stone or brick can add beauty, privacy, and can avoid some “oopsie” ball chasing as well. Some homeowners choose water fixtures for a serene and visually appealing addition. Just maybe avoid making it deep, or retrieving your ball might be a bit of a pain.
  • Trees are helpful. The right breed of tree can provide some very handy shade and comfort when you’re on the green in our Maryland summers. But when planting (or having your landscaping designers plant), be sure the roots of your trees are not going to damage or impede your green. Some breeds put down roots far, wide, and deep, and this may endanger your green and tear up things you don’t intend for it to.

Backyard Putting Greens in Maryland with Capitol Turf Pros

Our turf experts have been providing strong, dependable, and gorgeous polyethylene putting greens to homeowners for a long time. We know all there is to know about how to give you the best green possible! Contact our experts today to learn more, or to get the green you’ve always dreamt of!


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