Synthetic Grass Expert in Portland Explains Flooding Issues In Natural Putting Greens

Natural lawns need water to stay healthy, but too much and you’re bound to have a flooding issue in your yard. This problem is especially prevalent in areas with high amounts of rainfall. According to Moving to Portland, “Portland ranks third on the list of US cities with the rainiest days in the country with 164 rainy days a year.” Not only can that amount of rain ruin your lawn, but can also cause issues like grass root rot, pest infestations and a dirty home. It’s disastrous enough for a regular backyard. But on a putting green? You may as well throw your investment down the drain. Here’s how a synthetic grass expert in Portland can help.

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What Causes Flooding in Natural Putting Greens?

There are several factors that can cause flooding in a putting green made of live grass:

  • The soil under your putting green is hard and packed.

    The proper soil conditions are essential in draining rainwater out of your putting green. However, soil tends to get packed together and form a solid mass. In this case, water cannot penetrate the soil or drain very slowly. Since it’s not fast enough to draw away water from the surface, it’ll eventually flood your green.

  • The putting green is not level.

    Most residential lawns are not naturally level. This results in slopes that can cause water to stagnate on your putting green.

  • There is no proper drainage system supporting your putting green.

    What’s under your backyard putting green is just as important as what’s growing over it. Without a proper drainage system, all that rainwater has nowhere to go.

Aside from drowning your green, constant flooding can also trigger even more issues. For one, it can cause urine and fecal residue to pool in your lawn if you have pets at home. Next, stagnant water is a breeding ground for pests. Additionally, flooded yards also harbor bacteria which can be tracked all over your home and property.

As long as you have a natural putting green, you can never get rid of these problems for good. The only permanent solution is switching to artificial grass in Portland Oregon for your residential golf course.

How Artificial Grass for Putting Greens Prevents Lawn Flooding

Synthetic grass is especially designed to keep backyard putting greens free from floods:

  • State of the art built-in drainage

    First, artificial turf has a porous backing designed to draw water away from the surface. It can drain gallons of water a minute, much faster than any natural lawn. Because of this, it’s very rare for a synthetic putting green to have puddles or flood.

  • Sophisticated external drainage system

    Before a synthetic grass expert in Portland rolls out the putting surface, they will design an efficient drainage system leading away from your putting green into the subsurface or onto street drainage.

  • Perfectly level installation

    Finally, the first step for any putting green installation is clearing and levelling the ground. During this phase, installers will clear out any debris such as roots, rocks, pebbles and any other object that can cause wrinkles or slopes. Not only will those issues cause flooding, but they also prevent proper ball roll and other essential golf mechanics.

    After that, they will level the ground using a compactor to get rid of any unwanted undulations. Finally, once the turf is laid out, installers will staple it firmly in place. All of this prevents flooding and ensures any water drains completely from your synthetic putting green.

Enjoy a flood-free putting green with artificial grass! You’ll enjoy these benefits with other types of synthetic grass too, such as artificial pet turf in Portland. Call Portland Artificial Grass at 408-317-0931 or send us a message here to learn more about how to get your project started.

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