The concept of a DIY backyard putting green installation is better in theory than in actual practice. While homeowners can implement a putting green in their backyard by themselves, it isn’t advisable because of the complexity of these projects. You should always avoid a DIY artificial grass installation because you’re more likely to make mistakes that can derail your putting green experience and cost you in the long run.
Not Securing Your Surface
The best golfing experiences are almost always played on a smooth, consistent surface that allows golfers to read ball roll and speed just like they would on a professional course. Such a surface is impossible if a putting green is improperly installed and left unsecured, something likely to happen with a DIY installation.
A loose artificial grass surface filled with wrinkles is a common consequence of poor installation quality and will lead to an inconsistent golfing experience, making it impossible to enjoy your backyard putting green.
Forgetting about Weeds
There’s a lot that goes into an artificial turf installation, and anyone overseeing an install will have much to think about. With so many factors to consider, it’ll be easy for an inexperienced installer to forget key weed prevention measures recommended for every installation.
Weed growth can ruin the appearance of a backyard putting green and leaving it vulnerable to performance issues, threatening its longevity.
An experienced, professional installer recognizes the dangers of weeds and will take the necessary steps to protect your putting green from future growth. Whether it’s removing the topsoil from the installation area to reduce the likelihood of an infestation or installing a protective weed barrier, a professional installer will never neglect weed prevention efforts.
Sinking and Sagging Putting Green
An improper DIY artificial grass installation will lead to many issues, including causing your surface to sink and sag, resulting in a compromised structure. Not only is a sinking backyard putting green with holes throughout impossible to play on, but it also poses a health and hygiene risk.
A sagging and compromised synthetic grass surface cannot efficiently drain water, meaning frequent buildups are likely to occur. Stagnant bodies of water are troublesome because they attract bacteria, mosquitoes and other dangerous pests.
A professional installation team will provide you with a clean and safe artificial grass surface by properly installing your putting green, ensuring a sturdy, firm structure.
Not Correctly Fastening Your Synthetic Grass
A mistake many make when installing artificial grass on their own is not correctly fastening their synthetic turf. Synthetic grass that isn’t adequately fastened is likely to be damaged and torn over time when faced with harsh weather like heavy wind, rain or snow.
This isn’t a concern with a professional installer, as they have the tools and products to tightly fasten your artificial grass and ensure that it can hold up to even the most extreme elements.
The many challenges of a synthetic grass installation project mean that you should only ever trust an experienced installer with vast knowledge of turf to oversee one. Artificial Turf by Fenix is ideally suited to manage your backyard synthetic grass putting green project, as we feature unrivaled craftsmanship and have personally overseen countless residential turf installations. We’re confident that our installers and world-class synthetic grass products will deliver you a stunning putting green you can be proud of. For more information on our services or to receive a free estimate, give us a call today at (877) 673-8873 or reach out to us online to speak with one of our knowledgeable team members.