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The Busy Golfer's Guide to Caring for a Residential Putting Green

It's hard to beat the convenience of a residential putting green in San Jose. You can stay sharp between trips to the course, invite friends over to play, and simply enjoy this beautiful addition to your backyard

Despite being low maintenance, your synthetic putting green still needs TLC to keep it looking and performing its best. Here are some tips to help you do just that:

Do These as Often as You Can

Pick up trash, leaves and other debris that can get stuck between the blades of artificial grass in San Jose. This is particularly important for organic objects, which can rot and spur the growth of bacteria and fungus. Debris will also get in the way of ball roll and your putting practice, so you may want to do this everyday.

Can't do it daily? Every other day or a few times a week is fine. We do recommend checking your green ASAP after a storm or high winds, since these can blow in a lot of debris.

Do These as Needed

A residential putting green in San Jose can handle a lot of wear and tear. So, it will be a while before you need to do the following - but they're still important! Add these to your putting green maintenance list:

Rake and Brush

Once a month or so, lightly brush the blades of grass to ensure they keep standing upright. ONLY use a rake with synthetic or plastic blades, never metal, because it can rip the grass fibers and backing.

Brush in the direction of the pile and don't forget to brush the seams too. 

Hose It Down

A good hosing down will help rinse your grass of dirt and grime. You won't need to do this often, unless you live in an area with high dust or pollen. Rinse your putting green every couple of months, or longer if you don't have any significant dust issues. 

Check for Issues

Even the toughest putting greens can suffer damage due to wear, pet claws, etc. It's important to check your green at least once a year for issues such as:

  • Rips or Tears: If you see this type of issue, call Heavenly Greens ASAP. We can repair small rips and tears, or replace sections of turf that have been irreparably damaged. You don't want to leave these for long, since they can significantly affect the playability of your putting green.
  • Mold and Mildew: The most common culprits are organic debris and excessive moisture. If you see any signs of mold or mildew on your artificial turf in San Jose, contact us so we can use our specialized cleaning agents to safely remove it from your green.
  • Sinking Spots: Uneven spots can make practice more difficult and will cause balls to roll differently. Call us for a professional assessment as soon as you see any.

Take Care of Your Green and It Will Take Care of You

By following these tips, you'll keep your artificial grass putting green looking and playing like it did the day you installed it. That's what we call a win-win! 

Aside from installing the finest putting greens in the Bay Area, we also offer various turf maintenance packages here at Heavenly Greens. 

From a la carte services like Sinking/Leveling Repair to comprehensive offerings like our Premium Putting Green Service, we have you covered. 

Send us a message or call us at 1844-287-5876 and let's discuss the best option for your needs.

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