The versatility and aesthetic appeal of high-quality artificial grass makes astroturf ideal for creating a practice putting green in your back garden or place of business. For golfers looking to improve your short game, our creative solutions bring your vision to life - and without hefty maintenance and cleaning expenses.
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Artificial Grass Golf Putting Greens
Practice makes perfect but if your once-a-week round at the local golf course is only showing slow signs of improvement, how about installing your very own practice putting green where you can work on improving your range of golf techniques whenever you have the time?
Our creative team will help you to design a versatile golf-putting green that is tailored to suit your needs and preferences. Artificial grass provides you with the best materials to design a personalised putting green that enables you to work on your short game.
With a range of premium-quality astroturf available, you can build an impeccable putting green with additional features that provide you with various challenges - including a variety of gradients on your putting green.
For example, fake grass is available in different pile lengths so you can create a build-in fairway section and some “rough”. You can also add a sand bunker or even a water pool to chip across. And why not add lighting and outdoor heaters so you can practice any time of the day all year round?
Work with our design team to describe your ideas and we will help you to build any golf practice green you can imagine. You don’t have to limit yourself to the putter. Create challenges to perfect your dink chips with the pitching wedge and sand iron as well.
Maintaining Fake Turf Golf Putting Greens
One of the advantages of installing artificial grass is that astroturf is easy to maintain. Fake grass only requires the occasional step to clear away leaves and other debris and washing down with a hose to prevent a build-up of dust.
Over the course of time, the upkeep costs of artificial grass are less expensive than natural grass and less time-consuming. There is no need to mow, seed or maintain astroturf with fertiliser. Natural grass, on the other hand, requires an enormous amount of dedicated attention together with know-how and specialist tools to care for it properly.
In addition, fake grass will remain aesthetically pleasing all year round - for far longer than natural grass. You should expect the astroturf for a putting green to last for around 20 years - depending on how much you use it. The high-quality astroturf we supply at My Lovely Lawn will also retain its colour.
Why Choose My Lovely Lawn?
With over a decade of experience installing a wide range of artificial grass in London, Surrey and Hertfordshire, My Lovely Lawn is a specialist in delivering bespoke designs and premium-quality astroturf.
We also provide a comprehensive service which involves, planning, design, supply, installation and aftercare. This means you only need to work with one company - which makes it easier for you to organise and manage your personalised putting green project.
Furthermore, the fake grass we supply is of the highest quality and deemed safe to use in households by European regulators. So if you have pets or young children, you can be assured our toxin-free synthetic grass is not damaging to their health.
Not only that, but My Lovely Lawn take pride in delivering exceptional customer service. Our friendly and professional team recognise the importance of delivering a customer experience that is easy, enjoyable and informative.
We are readily available on multiple communication channels to make it easy for you to shoot us a question. And we do our best to reply as soon as possible to ensure the conversation is swift and seamless. We don’t aim to meet your expectation, we intend to exceed them.
Golf Putting Green Artificial Grass Installation FAQ
Artificial grass is highly versatile so you can use our entire range of astroturf if you wanted. The putting green should obviously have a short pile, but we also recommend a thick pile density which can cope with heavy use. A high pile density ensures the turf retains its shape for longer. You should expect to get at least 10 years of use but probably twice that amount.
We also have a range of fake turf with various pile heights so you can build a practice area that provides you with various challenges to affect your approach play around the green - or even playing from the rough or tee. The options are endless.
To help you decide, our friendly and knowledgeable sales team are happy to discuss your options based on your design preferences. We also send free grass samples to our customers in London, Surrey and Hertfordshire so you can get a sense of how a fake grass installation will look and feel.
Feel free to get in touch and speak with one of our advisors. We are happy to answer all of your questions and help guide you to a decision that works best for you.
We typically aim to complete golf putting green installations in residential homes in 2 to 3 days. However, the length of time really depends on how much preparation work is required and the design.
Timescales are quite often determined by the extent of groundwork that is required before the installation process even begins. For example, if there are rubble or tree stumps to remove, laying the foundations to ensure the surface area is pristine and to your specifications takes longer. The weather can also interrupt the installation process.
Theoretically, you can install astroturf any time of the year. However, May to September is more congenial in the UK as there is less chance of rain interrupting play as it were. Heavy rain and snow are not good conditions for installing golf-putting greens.
The time of year may also depend on you. If you’re a business owner or want an artificial grass practice area built into your golf course, a slow season may be preferable to minimise the amount of disruption to the general running of your business.
We can discuss the most suitable schedule with you when you contact us to speak with our friendly and knowledgeable sales team. We always look to be as flexible as possible and work around your schedule. We’re also happy to take bookings months in advance so we can visit at a time of year that is most convenient for you.
Premium-quality artificial grass is made from recycled polymers (plastics), typically polypropylene, polyethene and nylon (polyamide). The best turf for home installations is a blend of polyethene and polypropylene because it’s soft and durable. This is better for families with young children or pets and is not as abrasive as nylon.
However, if you own a business and the playing area will purely be used for practising golf by a lot of people, nylon is naturally hard-wearing so will cope better under heavy use.
Artificial grass fitters will send you samples of their turf so you can assess the quality and colour before confirming your order. However, if you are not familiar with astroturf, how will you know if the artificial grass sample is good quality or not?
Fortunately, there are several ways to determine the quality of astroturf - if you know what to look for!
First of all, establish where the product is manufactured. There is a lot of low-quality astroturf in London that has been shipped over from China and other parts of the world where the manufacturing and safety protocols are questionable. That may not mean that every artificial grass product in China is below par, but is it worth taking the gamble?
The best quality artificial grass is manufactured in Europe. The regulations in the EU are stringent which means European companies are obligated by law to use superior materials and techniques that ensure artificial grass products are safe to use for the general public.
The technologies used in Europe are also more advanced which means the fibres are more durable. C-shaped and S-shaped fibres not only last significantly longer than artificial grass manufactured in other parts of the world but also have a better recovery and bounce back immediately.
In contrast, low-quality astroturf loses its latency after a few years and the colour fades when exposed to natural sunlight. Furthermore, there have been reports that artificial grass manufacturers outside of Europe use recycled car tyres which may contain toxins and heavy metals such as lead.
Another quality clue to look for is the price. Low prices indicate low quality. So do your research and compare prices. You will soon be able to narrow down your list of artificial grass fitters you know will deliver premium-quality materials.
Of course, you can’t trust everything you read on the internet - but there is an important physical test you can perform to ensure you are getting the premium-quality artificial grass you are promised.
Fake turf is manufactured with two backings. Grass fibres are stitched into the primary layer and reinforced by a second layer that provides the grass fibres with stability.
In order for the grass fibres to stay upright and fulfil their life expectancy of more than a decade, the lower layer requires an adequate amount of latex otherwise the fibres will be limp within a few years.
To determine if the backing has a sufficient amount of latex, try to peel the two layers apart. A high-quality sample of artificial grass will have a strong latency that makes it impossible to tear. Low-quality grass, on the other hand, can be separated.
When you install a golf putting green with artificial turf, you want it to be fit for purpose and stand the test of time. The only way to get real value for money is to invest in premium-quality astroturf.
Artificial grass is fire retardant but not fireproof. This ensures the grass installation will not burst into flames when exposed to fire or heat. However, the plastic fibres will melt when they come into contact with fire. We don’t recommend setting off fireworks, cooking barbecues or flicking cigarette ash on artificial grass as it damages the fibres.
High-quality artificial grass installations that are used for golf putting greens will typically last between 10 and 20 years - but if you take good care of it, artificial grass can last longer.
The life expectancy of premium-quality artificial grass basically comes down to how much you use it and how you use it in relation to the stitch density and pile height. High-density piles are more hardwearing so will last longer.
The artificial turf we provide at My Lovely Lawn is all high-quality and predominantly comes with a 10-year warranty.
Like most things in life, artificial grass does need some tender loving care, but the good news is that golf putting greens made from astroturf is very low-maintenance - especially compared with natural grass.
We recommend brushing debris away to prevent the decay of the natural world from impairing the grass fibres. You will also get more years out of your putting green installation if you hose the grass down with water every now and then to prevent a build-up of dust.
The cost of installing an artificial golf putting green largely depends on the size, the materials you choose, the number of features you install and the state of the existing surface area.
For example, if walls, tree stumps and bushes need removing from your garden, the preparation period will take longer and, therefore, more expensive than a simple levelling of the foundation.
There is nothing to prevent you from laying artificial grass yourself. We’re happy to design the golf putting green and supply the materials for you. However, we do recommend using experienced grass fitting specialists to install the golf putting green to ensure the results are of a high standard.
The reason we say that is because the foundations of an artificial grass installation are vitally important - even more so if you want to build gradients into your putting green to test your ability and improve your skills.
Unless the groundwork is carried out correctly, you risk creating puddles that can damage the astroturf. It is important to install an effective irrigation system and to ensure the mats are stitched together seamlessly. Golf putting green artificial grass installations require specialist tools, knowledge and experience.
High-quality artificial grass is classed as an eco-friendly asset because it does not need mowing, watering, weed killer or fertiliser. You, therefore, don’t pollute the air and reduce your carbon footprint by using less electricity and water.