My new putting green.

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by Hineline, Oct 15, 2012.

  1. Hineline

    Hineline LawnSite Senior Member
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    I've built USGA spec before and it would have been nice but I didn't have the budget for that so I went with how they did it back in the days of yore. Hacked it to the nubs with the lawnboy then a few tons of course sand, seed and water. Rolls great and I have some nice natural breaks. It's rolling about a ten right now but have a few scalps to nurse in before the snow flies.

    I need to photobucket I guess.
     
  2. Hineline

    Hineline LawnSite Senior Member
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    I know but my supplier had the L by the pound to save money instead of buying a 25 lb bag. L supposedly the best for d-spot and brown patch resistance also.
     
  3. Hineline

    Hineline LawnSite Senior Member
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    It makes a great landscape feature. It's a blast to get friends together and hit balls into and putt out for money. Proceeds go to charity of course. lol!
     
  4. Hineline

    Hineline LawnSite Senior Member
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    There are so many ways to do this and I chose the cheapest. Mow out a spot to the nubs, broom in a couple tons of course sand, seed and water the piss out of it.
     
  5. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
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    10 is preet cool for a backyard green. Ive looked into artificial greens but not much time for golf or home maintance anymore...

    Congrats!!!
     
  6. PerfectEarth

    PerfectEarth LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Ah, makes sense. Yea, if you've never seen bent seed before, it's quite a thing! you probably needed like .75 lb, right? lol

    At my old estate job, we had 4 backyard USGA greens, three were L93 and the last one we built was A4... all very nice grass. Never a speck of dollar on any of it. Do you backpack any fungicides?
     
  7. Hineline

    Hineline LawnSite Senior Member
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    I'm married to the thing between mowing, topdressing, watering and of course the fun part which is working on my game. Keeps me out of the stripper bars though lol!
     
  8. Hineline

    Hineline LawnSite Senior Member
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    I've probably been through 5-8 lbs with the amount of re-seeding to fill in spots.

    I have sprayed some Trinity but I had to put out some Pillar G after I got hit with pythium during the hurricane soupy air we had the first of Sept.

    I topdressed over the weekend but forgot to raise my mower which was a bit low. Between the beating of the topdressing and then cutting it to low afterwards it really set it back. I have been spraying urea to get it to snap out of it.
     
  9. RussellB

    RussellB LawnSite Fanatic
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    Thanks for the info guys. That will be my winter/spring project.
     
  10. Hineline

    Hineline LawnSite Senior Member
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    Sprig Champion bermuda. Do you have a decent sized lot or will this be off the patio? If you golf try to give yourself plenty of room to hit practice balls into it. I have three different types of foam and rubber coated foam balls I use to hit and the Almost ball is incredible. It flies about 1/3 the distance of a real ball and flies and feels just like a real ball. My short game is stellar because of the practice!
     

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