Prior to starting the installation process, we evaluate the area and develop a design that utilizes the space as effectively as possible. While many of the images in this presentation are taken from other job sites, the final image shows how we transformed this particular area.
The first step in the installation process is the excavation of the land. For some backyard greens, this may be as simple as cutting out sod, but others require trees to be cleared, retaining walls to be built and land to be completely transformed.
Standard excavations are typically done with loaders that operate quickly and cause minimal damage to the existing surroundings.
Once the land has been cleared, workers prepare the soil base with a compacting machine. Some contours and undulations are built into the green at this time. After the soil is compacted, a geotextile sheet is placed over the area to provide stability and integrity to the green.
Once the soil layer is compacted and the Geotextile is installed, we add a two-layer base of compacted crushed stone and stone dust. During this process, we can build in additional shapes and contours to the green.
Laying the Turf
Once the base is prepared, the synthetic turf is laid and cut to the specifications of the design.
Synthetic turf is manufactured and delivered in long rolls similar to carpeting. For larger greens, and those with fringe, the different sections of turf are glued to the base for added stability.
With the turf installed, workers will now apply the RQS-2000 infill that will help give the green its soft feel and ensure that it remains solidly in place.
After the Infill is applied, workers blend these into the turf with both traditional and specialized power brooms. This causes the fibers to stand upright, relax and blossom.
After the RQS Infill is brushed in, we then add the RQS Top Dressing. This blend of colored acrylic coated quartz is brushed in to give your green the deep rich luster that only Tour Greens has.
Rolling the Green
The last step in the process is rolling the green so that we can adjust the speed to your desired level. Once we complete this step, we clean up and let you start practicing.
Excavating Fairway/Build Hitting Area
Of course, if you have tee boxes or other features in your design, we are probably working on these at the same time that we are installing the green. Shown here is a hitting area with multiple tee boxes and a sand trap.
Bunkers are added to make for a more enjoyable and useful practice area.
It is not uncommon that the installation of a backyard golf green is combined with a major landscaping project.