Building a Home Putting Green with Artificial Grass

October 16, 2014 by  
Filed under Home Improvement

Article written by Artificial Turf Supply Commercial and Residential Division.

Artificial grass is a great way to transform your front lawn into a beautiful and environmentally-friendly place. But you can do more than use synthetic grass to create a lawn. If you love sports, you’ll be pleased to know that there are plenty of amazing uses for artificial turf. This is especially true if you are a golfer because artificial grass can help you create your own putting green in your backyard.

All it takes is a little bit of space in your yard and you can work on your putting and chipping any time you want. Imagine never having to go to the golf course to work on your short game. While your spouse may not appreciate how much time you are spending outside putting every night, you are sure to notice how much of a difference the ability to practice more can mean when you hit the course.

You don’t need a lot of space to build your own backyard putting green. It can be installed as part of your full artificial turf yard or can just be part of your natural grass space. In fact, you could even use some of your patio space and have a putting green surrounded by cement. It’s almost like having a miniature golf hole in your backyard except that it plays just like a real golf green.

Depending on how serious you are about your short game, you can go beyond just having a putting green and create an entire space to work on your short game. You can grow longer grass around your synthetic turf putting green in order to let you work on your chipping and pitching. If you are really adventurous, you can even put a small bunker next to your putting green. With soft sand just like you would find on the golf course, you can learn how to blast out of the bunker and shave strokes off of your game.

When you are looking to build your own backyard putting green, make sure to select an artificial grass that is right for the job. You’ll want to choose a type that is similar to common grass types used at real golf courses such as Bermuda. Many companies sell special turf that is custom made to be used in backyard putting greens.

You can hire a company to lay out and install your backyard putting green for you or you can do it yourself. If you choose the DIY method, there are a few things you’ll need to keep in mind. Make sure that the ground is level before you install the artificial grass. You’ll want to make sure that there are no seams between swatches of turf and you’ll need to make sure that the blades of grass on your putting green all face the same direction.

Artificial Turf Supply Commercial and Residential Division offers high quality synthetic lawns to residential and business customers. Visit their website to explore their full range of synthetic turf options, all available at wholesale prices.

Finding the Right Home in Ridgewood

October 6, 2014 by  
Filed under Real Estate

By Marron Gildea Realtors

If you’re familiar with Ridgewood, then you already understand why it’s considered such a hot real estate market. Ridgewood is not just a beautiful area, it’s also home to an amazing school district, a thriving shopping area, fine dining, safe neighborhoods and much more. There’s essentially no reason not to love beautiful Ridgewood and the homes you can find here.

However, not all Ridgewood homes are considered the same. So when you’re on the hunt for the right Ridgewood property, be sure you start by thinking about your unique needs. If you have children or are planning to in the near future, proximity to the schools is obviously going to be huge. If you’re empty-nesters or retiring, though, you probably want to be close to the country club or the “downtown” area and all their restaurants.

Fortunately, every neighborhood in Ridgewood is extremely safe. This doesn’t have to be a concern. But if you’re looking for up-and-coming neighborhoods that will provide you with homes that will prove to be good investments.

Although any home in Ridgewood will be one of the best in the country, make sure you consider all of the above to be as happy as possible with your final choice.


If you’re in the market for a new home, you need to consider Ridgewood real estate, no matter what the reason is—Ridgewood has long been considered one of the best areas in the entire state. In order to make sure you pick the best house possible for your needs, make sure you go with Marron Gildea Realtors, a company driven by excellence.