Replacing Putting Green Turf in Virginia

Hank Kerfoot - Monday, March 11, 2013

replacing putting green

A quick overview of what’s involved in replacing putting green turf in Virginia.

Are you replacing putting green turf in Virginia? Here’s the bird’s eye view of the job you’re about to tackle.

Begin by designing the area while considering the putting green turf's overall dimension. Make use of the right nutrients. Spread the soil in an even manner within the putting area. Plant seeds of the putting grass into the soil. Soil that is sandy and loamy will work best.

If you’re using sod, use a bulb planter to measure a hole at the end of the putting green turf. Ensure the hole is wide enough for the golf ball. Use golf-hole cutter or a jig-saw to cutout the hole. Place the putting flag and a cup at the area where you have cut the hole to begin scoring your golf game.

One grass variety that works especially well in most areas of Virginia for a putting green is MiniVerde bermudagrass. Enhance it using fertilizers. Apply water to the putting green turf very early in the morning, preferably between 5 and 7 A.M. Be sure to keep it mowed close – about an eighth of an inch or shorter.

Golf course superintendents all over the country trust the golf turf experts at Modern Turf for recommendations on turf replacement and more. For a free consultation, call us at (803) 691-9890.