One of the biggest trends in home improvement in the Las Vegas area over the course of the last few years has been the installation of backyard putting greens. Las Vegas is a prefect area for having your own putting green in your home, mostly because there are an overwhelming amount of golf courses in Las Vegas, o naturally it is a destination for golfers from all over the world.Many who play golf on a regular basis decide to call Las Vegas home simply because there is such a golf culture here, or because of the fact that we have more than 300 sunny days every year. The installation of a backyard putting green just makes sense for a golfer who owns property here, and lately there is an additional reason why the installation makes sense. With the drought that has been happening for the past few years, there has been a push towards the removal of grass in exchange for water smart landscaping. The water authority provides discounts and rebates for those who choose to remove real grass lawns and replace them with water smart landscaping choices. While many are aware that artificial turf is within the parameters of these rebates, it is now becoming more understood that since a backyard putting green is made from artificial turf it also qualifies. This means that you can get the backyard putting green you have always wanted, and you can get it at a discount. You save money while helping the community, and you get a putting green to improve your game at the same time.
Many who have considered having a backyard putting green installed and who are beginning the process of looking into what is involved are realizing a new trend that is sweeping through Las Vegas. That trend is to improve your backyard putting green with lighting that will allow you to practice both day and night. The putting green itself is a great improvement that will help you improve your game by letting you practice without driving to the course, but your practice times are generally constrained to mornings or evenings in Las Vegas, just because it is too hot to stay outside for too long. Most will not practice at night because typical landscape lighting cases shadows that make it difficult to judge distances and the pitch of the green. With the installation of lighting for your putting green, you can practice at any hour of the day or night, and have the course adequately lit to make your practice valuable. By being able to practice in the evening, you are able to do so outside of the desert heat that makes daytime difficult in the summer.
If you are installing a new backyard putting green, make sure to ask the installer about lighting packages before the ground is formed, so they can run the wiring under the course itself. If you already have a putting green and want lighting installed, it will probably be better to go around the course so as not to have to re-install the artificial turf. Either way, your new lighting for your putting green will make your practice area perfect.