Astro Turf for Backyard

April 11, 2019
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With golfers focusing heavily on putting to improve their golf game, chip and putt courses are popping up everywhere and thriving. A chip and putt course is a miniature course with par 3, par 4 and par 5 holes. Basically it is a miniature golf course without the windmills, castles, animals and other theatrics. The average putting course has undulations, rough hazards and dogleg angles. It completely mimics playing real golf, except all strokes are made with a putter.

The chip and putt course is less of a financial undertaking than regulation golf courses, which makes it the perfect option for anyone starting out in the golf industry. Of course, as with any business venture, there are important factors to consider. In order to set yourself up for optimal success, you’ll need to keep expenses to a minimum, especially in the first few years. With a golf course, even a miniature one, two of the largest expenses are maintenance and liability. However, by investing in ProGreen’s artificial putting green turf, you will be eliminating most all expenses related to maintenance, including watering, mowing, fertilizing, down-time and pesticides.

Synthetic putting green systems have made great strides in the past few years. ProGreen uses a very dense artificial fiber, mixed with our proprietary ProFlex infill. The appearance and playability are nearly indistinguishable from natural grass, even from 200 yards out.

To help make your putting course complete, be sure to include one of ProGreen’s Tee-Turf mats at every hole. These mats are so unique that you can insert a tee anywhere on the surface. ProGreen Tee-Turf mats also allow the golfer to hit down and through the ball.

For putting green courses, maintenance costs are almost non-existent with artificial turf, which helps to increase your profit margin. Plus, liability insurance is much less because the golf balls are not getting airborne. Clearly, putting courses provide the least amount of financial risk when it comes to golf entrepreneurship.

Stimp Speed and Synthetic Putting Greens

ProGreen has taken the initiative to correct the negative reputation of artificial turf putting greens and the inconsistent stimp ratings.

Invented by Ed Stimpson, a Harvard grad and the 1935 Massachusetts Amateur champion, the Stimpmeter is the universal device used to measure the speed of putting greens by applying a known force to a golf ball and measuring the distance traveled in feet. This distance is the stimp rating, and it tells golfers how easily a golf ball will roll across a given green.

The current problem is that synthetic putting greens give inconsistent readings. There are two types of artificial turf putting greens: sand-filled and non-infill. When sand-filled synthetic putting greens are first installed, the Stimp rating is slow, about a 7 or 8 on the Stimpmeter. Over an extended period of time the ball roll often becomes too fast, between 11 and 13.

Non-infill artificial putting greens start at approximately a 10 when first installed, and go up dramatically from there. Both sand-filled and non-infill putting greens seem to have the problem of increasing stimp ratings, but why? Well, when first installed, the fibers are standing tall and firm. Over time, wear and tear causes them to lose some of their durability and they begin to fall under the pressure. The more the fibers begin to bend, the faster the ball will roll. So, as the years progress, the stimp ratings of artificial putting greens tend to increase.


Landscaping Tips

Though your home is your castle, there is no necessity to surround it with a moat. Here are 5 tips that will help you to make your landscaping feel more warm, welcoming and cozy.

1. Put some flowers nearby your entrance. Flowers make any area look more welcoming and attractive, so greeting your guests with Petunia, Snapdragon, Lily-of-the-Nile or some other garden flowers is always a great thing to do. What is more, to add some space between your house and the entrance, you can consider adding a little white fence. It will create an illusion that your front yard is bigger than it actually is. What is more, adding fence will create a great space for planting flowers to add some color and coziness.

2. Add rambling vines to make your yard look absolutely lovely. You can not deny that rambling vines always create romantic and even magical atmosphere. So why not to use this tip while decorating your yard?

3. To hide the unattractive driveway, consider adding some color, texture, and height. You can easily do it by adding various sorts of flowers. To start, create an island of green lawn right in the hub of a drive. Then add a couple of low boxwood hedges with flowers toward the back of your island.

4. If you want your yard to blossom and flourish bust still do not have enough time to maintain it, consider planting low-fuss lilies. Such flowers look absolutely gorgeous and come in the variety of rainbow hues, so you can pick the one you love most. What is more, low-fuss lilies do not care about the sort of soil, they love the sun and welcome hot, they do not afraid of drought. In other words, Crinums is an ideal flower for all those who are looking for low-maintenance solutions.

5. The last tip also touches the low-maintenance aspect. To make your life easier, group plantings into beds and islands. This will help you to avoid mowing and trimming around each individual plant, save a lot of time and even money.

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