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SHORT COURSES – PUTTING GREEN INSTALLATIONS FOR ANY HOME

Short Courses – Putting Green Installations for Any Home

Imagine transforming your land into your own, private golf course. Imagine being able to play a short course in your own backyard, rather than having to get into your car and drive the distance to your local golf course or country club. Well, if you have a sizable yard, having a short course on your own property is now a reality. 

But how would one go about creating such an eighth wonder? Does the technology even exist to scale a short course to one’s own residential or commercial lot? Is it even possible to build such a course on one’s own private land? The answer is yes, yes, and yes.

The Benefits of Using Synthetic Putting Green Turf for Short Courses

The way in which one would go about making a short course in one’s own yard would be by utilizing synthetic putting green turf. Expert contractors can design topnotch synthetic turf complexes for your residential or commercial needs, whatever they happen to be. And why would they use synthetic materials? Because utilizing synthetic turfs for golf courses has many benefits like:

  • Maintenance is negligible. No landscaping, no watering, no weeding, no fertilizing, no mowing, no replacing areas that get damaged or torn up, etc.
  • Artificial grasses are extremely durable and consistent. One installation of artificial sod will last twenty years or more. And we all know the importance of consistency when working on one’s short game. Artificial materials are completely uniform, down to the very square inch. This makes for the perfect playing surface on any short course.
  • More time spent on the course. With a synthetic short course in one’s own backyard or at one’s business, this simply makes for more time spent on the course, less time maintaining it. And since one has the course just a few steps away, this means less time spent driving to golf courses or country clubs across town.

Synthetic putting green turf wins over natural golf grass, one-hundred percent of the time, every time.

Making a Short Course Golf Putting Green With Artificial Turf

Short courses are the apple of the eye of golfers everywhere. So we asked ourselves, how can we make the short course experience even better? With short course golf putting greens made with artificial turf, that’s how. Sure enough, with synthetic turf technology, we can manufacture polypropylene grasses which seem almost identical to natural grass. Our synthetic grasses use state of the art polymer processes to replicate natural sod. The artificial material on our short courses is designed and made for supple softness, created to flex, bend, twist, and rebound just like natural grass does.

As mentioned above, the benefits of using synthetic grasses that look and feel just like real grass are that the synthetic products last far longer, and with almost no maintenance required. Artificial turf is made with sand infill, providing the turf with a soft, natural feel underfoot, just like the real thing, and again with little to no maintenance required. And to top it all off, artificial turf offers a one-hundred percent permeable backing, allowing stormwater to flow harmlessly through the turf layers, through the sand infill, and into the ground beneath, just as nature intended. All in all, this is truly a superb, superior quality technology for creating the best golfing experience possible.

Smart Scapes LLC – Nashville’s Top Contractor for Synthetic Putting Greens

Smart Scapes LLC is able to innovate, design, and build topnotch short course synthetic putting greens for residential or commercial uses. If you are the owner of a professional golf complex and want to upgrade to synthetic turfs, we can help you with that. If you are a homeowner and you want to convert your backyard into the private golf course that you’ve always wanted, we can help you there too. If you own a commercial business and you want to create a short course putting green on your commercial property so employees can relax after a day’s work (and so you can get a tax write-off), we can help you there as well.

Our designers and installation technicians have the industry experience, golf experience, construction know-how, and design skills necessary to envision and create custom-built synthetic-turfed golf courses for any style, use, setting, or purpose. We are the pros when it comes to detailed shaping, undulations, elevations, sand traps, water obstacles, custom tiers, contours, etc. We don’t just make golf courses, we make signature golf courses. That’s why when people ask, “Who is the best synthetic putting green contractor in Nashville?” our clients say “Smart Scapes LLC.” 

For more insight into our projects and our process, check out our website at www.landscapesnashville.com, or call our direct line at (615) 356-0139. If you have more questions, check out our FAQ below.

Frequently Asked Questions About Outdoor Putting Greens

In our years of creating signature outdoor putting greens, we’ve come to love and respect the fact that no two short courses are alike. However, there are some characteristics we can rely on to be stable and universal, one green to the next. For questions and answers about these characteristics, read on.

  • Does artificial turf ever “mat down”?
  • It does not. Artificial turf is designed for high traffic areas because it does not mat down. While the turf might mat a bit as soon as it is stepped on, the springiness in the synthetic fibers will bring it back up again within seconds.
  • Can you let your pets walk and play on artificial turf?
  • Absolutely! Much like with natural grass, artificial turf is totally pet-friendly. And if you have to clean up after your pet after they have just gone potty on the turf, remove the mess with a plastic bag or “poo scoop” and then just spray any stains or spotting down with a garden hose to return the turf to its bold, green color.
  • Does artificial turf have any toxic chemicals in it?
  • Not if it is premier, USA-made artificial turf, which is the only type that Smart Scapes LLC uses. Cheaper imports from overseas are likely to have unknown fillers and calcium carbonates or other cheap chemicals in them. However, USA-made turfs have to meet rigorous federal and state specifications, hence a much higher level of quality.
  • Can artificial turf hold up in inclement weather?
  • It can. As mentioned earlier, artificial turf is at least as efficient as regular sod is for displacing stormwater through the turf and into the ground layers, if not more so.
  • What degree of maintenance is required for artificial turf?
  • Almost none. The turf should be cleaned of any lingering residuals from storm runoff, and if there are any parts of the turf that have sustained damage, those should be replaced, but overall, synthetic turf lasts for decades with hardly more than a couple hours of maintenance every year.

We hope to have answered some of your questions here, but if there’s more you’d like to know, check out our website at www.landscapesnashville.com. We have a great site portfolio with pictures, videos, services, the products we use, our testimonials and reviews from our clients, descriptions of previous jobs, helpful information for homeowners and business owners, and online forms where you can contact us immediately for a free estimate. Or you can always call us direct at (615) 356-0139 if you prefer to speak with someone today. 

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DRIVING RANGES AND TEE BOXES – OUR SYNTHETIC SOLUTION

Driving Ranges and Tee Boxes – Our Synthetic Solution

  • Nashville has beautiful-weather days just about year-round.
  • What better way to enjoy that lovely Middle Tennessee weather than with a few rounds of golf?
  • Smart Scapes LLC helps businesses and homes design and install beautiful putting greens.
  • We also specialize in driving ranges and tee boxes.
  • Sit back, relax, and watch you outdoor putting greens come to life.
  • Call (615) 356-0139 to get started! Or fill out our contact form at the bottom of this webpage.

There’s nothing more beautiful and satisfying when we’re out getting some tee time in than a bright, fresh-looking, well-manicured putting green. But are you getting tired of constantly trying to maintain your natural grass tee box or driving range? Tired of daily upkeep tasks to ensure that the natural sods perform well and offer a superior golfing experience? This is one of those things about golf that just seems never-ending, i.e. the maintenance. Thankfully, new technology has brought us a better solution, and it comes in the form of synthetic putting greens as a replacement for traditional, natural sod putting greens.

Is Synthetic Turf the Best Solution for My Driving Range?

Enter in synthetic turf, the new, best solution for your driving range. As we all know, driving ranges take a lot of abuse in their daily use. But our synthetic turf is the perfect solution for players who want to practice their golf game every day. Synthetic turf is the best low-maintenance solution for any driving range. This artificial grass holds its green and provides a consistent, reliable, durable playing surface, three-hundred and sixty-five days a year.

Interested in artificial turf and putting green turf for your home or business? Call (615) 356-0139 today to schedule your free estimate.

Can I Use Synthetic Turf for My Tee Boxes Too?

Synthetic turf is the master bar none when it comes to the ideal putting green for tee boxes. Tee boxes sustain constant use around the clock, as every first shot is made from a tee box at the start of each new hole. But with top-line artificial putting greens, tee boxes will look brand new around the clock, no matter how much use they sustain. And what’s more, a synthetic solution for your tee boxes looks just like natural grass with its polypropylene, U.V.-protected grass blades standing tall and consistent for years of playtime. Imagine just being able to spend your time playing golf, as opposed to performing maintenance on the tee boxes.

Synthetic Turf for Indoor Golf Courses

Synthetic turf is clearly the best solution for indoor golf courses as well. No more closing the golf course when Jack Frost comes a-knocking. And for heavy use environments, year-round playability, space-restricted areas, and areas that don’t get enough sunlight, (like an indoor course), an artificial putting green is the best option by far. Our turfs provide a bright, bold green that looks just like the real thing but which withstands continuous use day in and day out.

Interested in an indoor golf course? Smart Scapes installs those too. Call our office at (615) 356-0139 to learn more, or fill out the contact form at the bottom of this page.

Utilizing Artificial Grasses for a Backyard Putting Green

Whether its a tee box, a driving range, or a backyard putting green, artificial grasses offer the best solution with synthetic fibers and durable, base matt layers to offer years of enjoyment with almost no maintenance. Such grasses provide a natural feel to the playing surface, all while allowing for complete swings of your favorite golf club with no “grabbing” of the club head. Plus, you can still use tees just like you would on a natural grass range. 

Smart Scapes LLC – Nashville’s Premier Contractor for Outdoor Putting Greens

When people ask, “Who is the best outdoor putting green contractor in Nashville?” we hope to be the name on everyone’s minds. Smart Scapes LLC and Celebrity Greens are proud to bring you the very best in synthetic turf solutions for whatever your needs may be, be it synthetic turf for a tee box, artificial grasses for a driving range, etc. 

If your dream yard or putting green has to do with synthetic grasses, we’re the ones who will help you make it a reality. If you’re ready to move forward with your own synthetic solution, visit our website at landscapesnashville.com, or give us a call today at (615) 422-5263 (LAND). You can also call our estimations department at (615) 356-0139.

Questions? Check out our FAQ below.

Frequently Asked Questions About Home Putting Greens

We’re always getting questions about our synthetic turf services, from questions about tee boxes and driving ranges to specific questions about home putting greens. We’ve included some of those questions and their answers below:

  • What is a Celebrity Green and Smart Scapes LLC Turf?
  • There is a noticeable difference between the turfs used by Smart Scapes LLC/Celebrity Greens and other contractors’ turfs. We are committed to using the best products, so we only use turfs that have been made right here in the States. Synthetic turf made in the U.S. is held to high standards due to heavy federal, state, and local regulations. Our turf is quality tested for lead content and other metal contaminants. A synthetic home putting green installed by our team is a green that kids, pets, and adults can play on and enjoy with peace of mind.
  • What is the difference between regular, synthetic turf and turf for home putting greens?
  • We utilize our tough, resilient putting green turf for our home applications too. The difference is durability and longevity. Turf used for putting greens has to withstand more abuse, so it is fortified and “beefed up” to take that added strain. With our artificial grasses, we can create aesthetic backyard wonderlands that last for decades.
  • Does synthetic turf come with a warranty?
  • It does. Not only does the turf carry a warranty direct from the manufacturer, but a Smart Scapes LLC-installed turf is a turf backed by our own promise, a promise for a resilient product that will last for years.
  • Does artificial turf drain water?
  • Artificial turf does drain water. Our synthetic grasses are made of polypropylene and polyester tire cord, with drainage technology woven into the turf itself. Heavy stormwater will pass through the turf and into the ground beneath, just as nature intended.

New technology like synthetic turfing is going to come with all kinds of questions, and we are ready to answer those questions to the best of our ability. If you do have more questions, hop on over to our website at landscapesnashville.com for a one-stop portal of pictures, videos, product and service descriptions, testimonials from clients, summaries of some of our previous projects, helpful information for homeowners and business owners alike, and our convenient, online forms for requesting our free estimate service. Or you can give us a call today if you like, at (615) 422-5263 (LAND). Our estimating department’s direct line is (615) 356-0139.

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HOW TO INSTALL A BACKYARD PUTTING GREEN

How to Install a Backyard Putting Green

  • With its sunny days and warm weather, Nashville is a dream city for golf enthusiasts.
  • But fighting traffic and making it to the golf course can be challenging.
  • How great would it be if you had your own, private putting green in your backyard?
  • This dream can become a reality! Smart Scapes designs and installs backyard putting greens!
  • All you have to do is sit back, relax, and watch your outdoor space be transformed!
  • Ready for your own golf course in your backyard? Call (615) 356-0139 for a free estimate!

When we think of a backyard putting green, our thoughts probably turn to those little mats you can buy on Amazon or at a golf surplus store. But a backyard putting green made with synthetic turf and installed by professionals is a completely different level of golf-enthusiast excellence. This isn’t a little mat you put in your office or on your back porch. This is the real deal, a professional-grade golf green, brought to scale for your own residential property. Smart Scapes if fully certified with over 25 years of landscape architecture and putting green design and installation. Find out how a putting green can enhance your outdoor space today by calling (615) 356-0139. You can also fill out our “Contact Us” form at the bottom of this webpage.

The Components of an Outdoor Putting Green

While a finished putting green may look simple enough, there are several components which go into the creation of an outdoor synthetic putting green. Short game putting greens built into clients’ backyards or commercial parcels will include multiple turfs, one to three infill systems, a hardy geotextile barrier, and a good deal of compacted stone and gravel as a base layer.

Furthermore, every putting green project will differ in its installation process, based off of the site itself, accessibility to the site, the possible need for retaining walls, the need for grading and sodding, the type of green desired (one with undulations, water hazards, sand traps, contours, etc.), and so on. Needless to say, a lot goes into building a backyard putting green, but no job is too big or too small for the expert contractors in this field. Want expert contractors on your next project? Call our estimations department at (615) 356-0139 today to get started!

Creating a Backyard Putting Green

The installation process to create a backyard putting green is quite extensive. But it is absolutely worth it, as a well-made putting green lasts for decades. And while such greens might look simple enough on the outside, most of the magic that creates a durable, well-performing putting green is actually happening beneath the polypropylene grass fibers.

Here’s what a DIY installation process looks like for a basic, totally level and flat, nothing fancy, 8×12 backyard putting green:

  • First, a level site that is free of depressions, bumps, and drain ways is chosen.
  • Next, the synthetic turf is rolled out over the existing grass, again checking for level.
  • Outline the edge of the green with a weed whacker or grass edger, cutting into the existing grass and following the contours of the putting green, sort of like a stencil.
  • Now, pull back the synthetic turf, and observe the outlined section of grass that needs removal.
  • Remove the grass sod down to the dirt or roots, staying within the cut lines made by the weed whacker.
  • Now clean up the existing outline, removing all excess sod, roots, grass clipping, etc. from the cut-out space.
  • Next, add 30-grain sand, #8 crusher rock, or some other form of base infill layer and smooth that out. The ratio is eight pounds of base material for every square foot of green.
  • Compact the base layer with a hand tamper, gas tamper, or roller of some kind.
  • Now roll out the green once again, forming it over the base layer of sand or crushed rock.
  • Dig in ball cup holes with a trowel or hole cutter and install cups in the hole.
  • Clean up the green of any excess dirt, grass clippings, or other detritus.
  • Add markers and flags.

This is the most basic installation process for a simple, universal, 8×12 foot backyard putting green. For anything larger or more complex with custom undulations, contours, dips, rises, sand traps, elevations, water hazards, etc. a more extensive installation process will, of course, be needed.

Feel like the process is a little overwhelming? Would you like a free consultation? Call (615) 356-0139 today.

Why an Artificial Putting Green Works

An artificial putting green combines everything we love about the natural grass golf greens we use down at the country club or golf club, but without any of the extensive upkeep and maintenance requirements that are a part of why our monthly memberships at the golf club are always so high.

An artificial putting green works because the artificial grass itself is the key to the green. Artificial grass and synthetic turf do not need to be watered. They do not need to be mowed, weeded, edged, trimmed, fertilized, or pest controlled. They do not need to be replaced due to heavy use, because they do not get damaged by heavy use. Synthetic turf holds up use after use after use, day in and day out, for years on end. Thanks to advancements made in synthetic turf technology, we are able to create backyard putting greens that withstand all forms of use, all forms of weather, and all intensities of UV sunlight, delivering a bright green and enjoyable playing experience for years on end.

Smart Scapes LLC – Innovative Design and Installation Contractors for Synthetic Turf

When locals wonder, “Who is the best outdoor putting green contractor in Nashville?”, we hope to answer that call, every time. Smart Scapes LLC and Celebrity Greens strive to be the first name that anyone thinks of when they think of design and installation for championship golf greens, backyard putting greens for residential use, and commercial golf putting greens. We create signature putting greens out of the best synthetic turf available.

At Smart Scapes LLC, we source only U.S.-made artificial grasses and synthetic turfs as our materials. Our designers have years of experience designing complex and fully unique landscaping projects, and they have a knack for communicating with clients, understanding what they want, and making a client’s dream a reality on 3D design software. Our installation technicians know the golf game well, and they know backyard putting green installation like the back of their hand, having done hundreds of expert jobs over the years.

For direct insight into our project portfolio, customer testimonials, and other valuable information for homeowners and business owners alike, check out our website at www.landscapesnashville.com. You can call our design and estimation team at (615) 356-0139 to schedule a free consultation. And for more questions about backyard putting green installation, check out our FAQ below.

Frequently Asked Questions About Artificial Grass and Practice Putting Greens

Backyard putting greens made from artificial grass is a new and amazing technology. But as with any new technology, there will be general amazement and of course a flood of questions that follow. Check out the following five most commonly asked questions and answers that we here at Smart Scapes LLC tend to get. If you have more questions, feel free to call our direct line and speak with a specialist who can further assist you, at (615) 422-5263 (LAND).

  • What is a Smart Scapes LLC and Celebrity Greens putting green?
  • It’s the best of the best in synthetic turf putting greens. Made from recyclable materials and held to rigorous standards set by federal, state, and local regulations, a Smart Scapes LLC and Celebrity Greens putting green is fully non-toxic, UV-protected, warrantied, and guaranteed to perform to perfect satisfaction for decades.
  • What is a sand-filled green?
  • Putting greens have what’s called an “infill” layer between the green itself and the natural dirt soil beneath. This sand infill allows for the creation of contours and elevation changes, as well as creating a soft, springy, uniform surface in tandem.
  • How much does a putting green cost?
  • That depends greatly on the project at hand, but most putting greens can be purchased, designed, and installed for ten to twenty dollars per square foot.
  • Can you let pets out on a putting green?
  • Absolutely. Pets would be hard pressed to damage a synthetic turf putting green, and even if they use the bathroom on it, liquids pass through the green and into the infill layers and soil beneath, and solids are easy enough to clean up off of it, as they tend to rest atop the polymer grass blades, as opposed to falling down into the green itself.
  • What is the difference between U.S.-made putting greens and imported greens?
  • Everything. As mentioned above, U.S.-made putting greens are non-toxic, fully recyclable, have no cheap fillers added to them, do not fade in the sun, and they meet federal, state, and local regulations for authenticity and safety.

Interested in a putting green? Call our direct line at (615) 422-5263 (LAND), or call our estimations department directly at (615) 356-0139. You can also fill out our online contact form and one of our experts will reach out to you.

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