Putting Green FAQ’s
Here are frequently asked questions by most homeowners, business executives, and artificial grass contractors. For specific questions unanswered by the following FAQ, please contact PuttingGreen.com today.
The price for the best synthetic golf greens available in today’s market is $45 per square foot. The lowest price for industry standard is $15 – $25 per square foot, although, in many case, too much. There is a major swing in talent between contractors that seem to be narrowing down the pool of installers to the top 5 in the world, but very few professionals. Since putting green construction is relatively new, most contractors know slightly more about installation of a synthetic golf environment than the consumer does. However, a dedicated DIY’er armed with the right know-how can easily be more qualified to build their own backyard putting green..
Yes, you will have a warranty on your synthetic grass and PuttingGreen comes with a standard 8.5 years limited warranty against fade and deterioration, fading and workmanship. The product has a life expectancy of 20 years depending on use and weather.
Our fibers will resist the damaging effects of the sun and extreme weather.
PuttingGreen.com Synthetic grasses are made from polyethylene and nylon yarns. We use latex and polyurethane backings.
Homeowners, landscape contractors, home builders and developers, and business owners have access to our artificial turf products through a variety of distribution channels.
Our distribution channels offer a variety of payment methods.
Yes, an attractive low maintenance landscape design that has an artificial lawn can easily add 15% or more to a property’s value. PuttingGreen.com Synthetic Sod will eliminate annual lawn maintenance fees and significantly decrease water consumption.
No. Patio carpet is a first generation synthetic grass product. Our synthetic grass products are so realistic that it is difficult to distinguish from natural grass. Our synthetic grass fibers are manufactured with an advanced blend polypropylene, unlike first generation patio carpet. Our synthetic grass is durable yet soft enough to offer a realistic look and feel.
PuttingGreen.com Synthetic Sod is priced by the square foot and installation costs vary in each area. Typically it will pay for itself in 3 years compared to the installation of natural grass with an irrigation system.
PuttingGreen.com Synthetic Sod has perforations in the backing which allows for proper drainage. The drainage is similar to natural grass. The sub base for your synthetic grass installation base should be constructed with a 1% grade to assist with drainage. Putting Green and fringe do not have perforations in the backing so proper grading is essential for effective drainage.
PuttingGreen.com Synthetic Sod is pet friendly. Cleaning up after your pets would be the same as natural grass – simply use a rake, scooper, and water to clean. PuttingGreen.com also recommends a quarterly or semiannual cleaning and maintenance program that can be done for less than $100 per year. Call us to find out more about it.
Use a rake, leaf blower, or yard vacuum to remove leaves and debris from your artificial lawn.
Our Synthetic Sod is Non-Flammable. Cigarette burns will melt the fibers and can be clipped away.
Yes, on average synthetic grass is approximately 5-10 degrees warmer than natural grass. However, this can be minimized by the use of our tan, rubber coated infill products in your artificial lawn. This infill product has been heat tested.
We offer round grain silica sand that is then coated and thermally bonded with polyolefin elastomers. The process completely coats and bonds the elastomer to the sand grain through the manufacturing process. We also offer a premium double rubber coated infill product for better GMax results and playability. The elastomer coating used is thermally bonded to the quartz. Extensive wear and abrasion tests have proven the product’s outstanding durability and reliability. It is completely UV stable and has a high melting point under the temperatures that can be found on the surface of synthetic fields. At the end of their useful life, the elastomers in our infill can be reprocessed and recycled.
No Chemicals or metals are found in the infill we offer and recommend for our artificial lawn installations. We use an FDA approved food grade elastomer in the coating process. Thus, the elastomers that we use in the product have been approved for use around food preparation and are some of the safest materials available.
PuttingGreen.com is constantly exploring eco-friendly alternatives. We train our partners to use new products, services, and tools. Current research and development products include:
- Synthetic turf cleaning and disinfecting services and products
- New infill products
- Lead safe and lead free synthetic grasses and putting greens
- New line of specialty tools and equipment
- Rejuvenation and extraction for prior generation turf products that contained lead, silica sand, and/or black crumb rubber.