Backyard putting greens may seem like a luxury item, as would any space in a yard that is dedicated entirely to any single pursuit. A backyard putting green may seem even more luxurious than other types of spaces because it will probably not double as anything else like a dog run or a children’s play area, primarily because a serious golfer is not going to want the surface to potentially be compromised by running children. One thing that is probably not all that well known to most people is that a backyard putting green is actually quite affordable to install, and may even qualify for rebates from the county in Las Vegas if you put it in. Avid golfers can effectively create a dedicated space that they use for their own personal hobbies, all the while doing good for the community and the environment and saving money at the same time. But how can all of these things be involved in something as luxurious as a backyard putting green?
If you currently have grass in your back yard, the county wants you to remove it. We are in the middle of a severe drought and water levels are not nearly what they need to be for the county to insure that clean drinking water is available for everyone. When this type of thing happens, automatic conservation measures go into effect that encourage residents to save as much water as possible instead of wasting it. Many people are unaware that a single square foot of grass in Las Vegas will need up to 55 gallons of water every year just to survive. This is all water that would be better off for people, and can be conserved if the homeowner would just install a water smart ground covering like artificial turf or pavers. Saving water also saves homeowners money through not needing to pay for watering or for ongoing landscaping. By cutting off these two expenses, a homeowner can save a good deal of money every year.
This is the beauty of a personal putting green in Las Vegas, that it actually qualifies as water smart landscaping and as such may qualify for the rebates that are provided by the city in times of drought. This summer, if you were to remove your sod and replace it with artificial turf, you were treated to a 2 dollar per square foot rebate. This money can be applied toward the costs of installation of your personal putting green, which is made of artificial turf and therefor qualifies. This will bring the costs that you have assumed that it would be down much lower, and enable you to install something that looks luxurious but is actually quite affordable. Now you can spend your weekends and nights out on your own personal golf course, working on your short game in the privacy of your own yard. You will have improved your home values and helped the community save water at the same time. Contact us for more information.