Artificial putting green grass comes with a ton of safety features. It’s hypoallergenic, non-toxic and doesn’t harbor pests like ants, bees and wasps. It also doesn’t get slippery when wet and mitigates the impact of falls.
But artificial grass on its own can’t eliminate all the potential dangers on a putting green. Some hazards appear on the material itself—not because the turf is lacking, but due to natural causes. Because of this, knowledgeable installers integrate
Installing edging to secure seams
If your putting green location has slopes or steep surfaces, then it’s more prone to forming wrinkles and having loose seams. Both of them can get in the way of your game or, at worse, trip inattentive golfers. Because of this, any synthetic grass installation in Miami worth playing golf on has a solid edging.
Edging for artificial grass keeps the base compact and the seams intact. Without it, the high traffic areas of putting green turf may feel soft or uneven, which can diminish your play experience. The edges of your green may also come loose, resulting in a tripping hazard.
Finally, there are many types of edging, such as block stones, paving and pressure-treated timber. Each of them has pros and cons. Consult your artificial grass installers to determine which is the best choice for your green.
Preventing wrinkles from forming on your putting green with infill
If your artificial putting green is going into a space fully exposed to the sun, then it’s more likely to get wrinkled due to thermal movement. This holds true for even the finest artificial grass for homes in Miami, which makes infill doubly important.
In particular, high-quality synthetic turf has urethane. This means it can eventually wrinkle when it’s exposed to moisture, heat and UV rays 24/7, which is a standard situation for outdoor greens. But don’t worry, because in the hands of experts, it’s nothing a good ballast or infill can’t prevent.
A substantial ballast on your golf course ensures it won’t expand or contract due to the elements. So, you can expect your green to stay wrinkle-free for years to come.
Adding lighting fixtures for safe tee times at night
Sometimes, you just can’t stop playing on your putting greens. You’ll only stop (reluctantly!) when it’s dark out and you’re having a hard time seeing the holes. You can continue playing, but there’s a risk that you’ll lose a ball or two and take accidental tumbles.
By installing lighting fixtures, you can continue playing well after dark, whether that involves practicing your short game or a fun competition with your friends.
Installing a weed barrier under putting green turf
You’ll rarely see weeds on artificial grass designs, but it’s still possible for the most stubborn ones to grow through turf’s porous backing. On a regular synthetic lawn, this is annoying. But on a putting green, it spells real trouble. For instance, weeds can get in the way of proper ball roll and speed.
To prevent this, artificial grass installers will install a weed barrier under the turf. As a result, it will prevent weeds from even reaching the top layer of the turf in the first place.
Invest in the Best Artificial Putting Green Grass in Miami!
Finally, the best way to guarantee an issue-free putting green is to work with proven experts. At Miami Artificial Grass Pros, we don’t just use world-class synthetic turf. We also have a team of professionals who specialize in installing pro-level putting greens. Ready to get started? Call us at 408-317-0931 or send us a message here.