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Building a Putting Green

Interested in learning more about the backyard putting green installation process? If you want a synthetic turf putting green for your yard, it can be good to know what the general installation process is so you can better understand the work that is being done on your property.

Below are some pictures taken during a putting green installation demo we did in early 2011—they can give you a feel for the amount of expertise and skilled labor that goes into building a putting green.

Putting Green Installation Process

Excavation starts and is followed by the compaction of CR-8 gravel to create a 6-inch compacted base. Stonedust is then applied in a final leveling process to create any break or slope. In the demo shown here, there is a 4-inch break in the green. Guide lines are painted prior to cutting and laying the synthetic turf. Seaming is the most important stage, as it is critical to the success of a good putting green, and it requires a lot of skill and experience. The cutting in of the holes is a carefully planned and executed stage to protect the cup edges.

After the turf is installed and the holes are cut in, a drop spreader is used to apply and distribute special, quartzite sand over the entire green. The quartzite sand is broomed until its level reaches the desired pile height. Sand that has been dyed green and black is applied and used to blend in with the quartzite sand color. Lastly, the putting green is rolled hundreds of times for proper final compaction.

The finished product is a beautiful backyard putting green!

To learn more about building a putting green or if you want to install artificial turf for your home or place of business in Maryland, DC, or Northern Virginia, contact Capitol Turf Pros today!


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