Putting green infill products and fringe will protect your new artificial putting green. These two materials will also improve the aesthetical properties of your landscape. Use the guidelines below when selecting the materials that you will use to finish off your new putting green.
Silica sand and synthetic sand product that contain an antimicrobial coating are commonly used as infill materials. Infill products protect the turf blades that comprise the outer edges of a putting green. Infill products will weigh down the edges of a green. The weight will prevent the turf from becoming wrinkled.
Silica sand infill products include clear granules, dyed granules, and coated granules. A batch of granules will all possess the same chemical composition. A product that contains an antimicrobial coating will resist odors and stains.
If damage from pets and wildlife is a concern, the use of an antimicrobial infill material will block animal urine scents. This type of product will also be resistant to bacteria. Infill materials will blend with the color of the putting green.
Research various infill products. Then, select one that will be complementary to the design and color of the putting green.
Fringe materials are synthetic products that contain artificial grass blades that look natural. The use of a fringe product will prevent a golf ball from rolling far away from the putting green. Fringe materials are designed to contain faux grass blades that are taller than the blades that comprise a putting green. Due to the longer height of the blades, a fringe material will stop a golf ball from rolling.
Fringe materials vary in thickness and width. A fringe supplier may feature products that resemble the natural grass blades that are growing on your lawn. If you would like the fringe and natural grass to complement one another, shop for a fringe material that is a similar color and texture to your natural lawn.
Before fringe sections are secured to your lawn, an installer will clear the property that surrounds the putting green. They may need to level out the soil or use an aerator to remove inconsistencies in the surface of your residential land. An installer will lay the fringe flush with the property. The grain of each fringe piece will be aligned in the same direction. An installer will fill you in on the proper care of the new fringe materials.
For more information about installing artificial backyard putting greens, contact a local contractor.