Envision rich-colored synthetic golf greens amidst the landscapes of your customers. They offer endless design possibilities. Putting greens add value to the home, improve the appearance of the yard, and they just plain look great.

Take a look at these before and after installations. See for yourself how the yards are transformed into landscaped putting green havens. They may be homeowners’ new Golfscapes, but more importantly, they are profit centers for you!

Before
Job Breakout
Item Your Cost Your Cost
Two 12 x 30 rolls (@ $2.75 per sq. ft.) $2,021.25
Accessory Kit $50.00
2 Quarts Adhesive & Seam Tape $30.00
Freight Charges $165.33
Putting Green Kit Total $2,260.58
Stone Base (48 tons @ $18.00 per ton) $864.00
Coal Slag Infill (26 100lb. bags) $208.00
Rock for Retaining Wall $600.00
Ride-On Roller Rental (1day) $150.00
Labor (2-1/2 days) $1,400.00
Additional Materials Costs $3,222.00
Selling Price
(735 sq. ft. @ $12.00 per ft. + landscaping)
$12,000.00
Actual Cost $5,482.58
Job Profit 55% $6,517.42

Job Highlights & Tips:

  • We had to build one end of the base up almost 2 feet. Compact in 4 inch layers to get a solid foundation. A solid foundation is key to a good installation.
  • Selling the spouse on the idea of additional landscaping or hardscaping around the green allows the golfer to get the green he wants.
After

Before
During
Job Breakout
Item Your Cost Your Cost
Three 12' x 30' Putting Green Turf ($2.75 per sq. ft.) $3,031.88
One 12' x 40' Fringe Turf ($2.75 per sq. ft.) $1,347.50
5 Cups @ $8.75 each $43.75
5 Flags @ $24.00 each $120.00
8 Adhesive & Seam Tape @ $15.00 each $120.00
Freight Charges $987.00
Putting Green Kit Total $4,904.69
Crushed Stone Base (18 tons) $360.00
Coal Slag Infill (56 100 lb. bags) $392.00
Weed Barrier $150.00
Mechanical Ride-On Roller Rental (1 day) $120.00
Labor (3 men - 3 days) $1,000.00
Additional Materials Costs $2,022.00
Selling Price
(1593 sq. ft. @ $10.00 per sq. ft. )
$15,930.00
Actual Cost $6,926.69
Job Profit 57% $9,003.31

Sod Squad Tips:

  • Using a ride-on roller instead of plate compactor saved 4 hours.
  • Charge for every square foot even though you trim the turf to give it shape.
  • When installing a green with a fringe figure it will take an extra day for the fringe. Adding a fringe is not difficult, it just takes time.
  • This green took up 1/3 of the customer’s backyard. We have never had a customer say the green is too big.
After