I’m always fascinated to see lawns and gardens that break out of the conventional patterns, especially when difficult areas are transformed into something beautiful and useful.

This homeowner has found a creative solution to a hard-to-manage area of his lawn: a putting green! Complete with chipping tee, flag, and sand trap, this project turns an otherwise difficult area of the lawn into a playground irresistible to golfers and guests alike.

Building a backyard putting green is an intensive DIY project, but it can be done with enough research and the right tools. The most important factors are location, topography, water drainage, tree roots, and underground utilities, along with the many choices of materials and accessories.

The process is not unlike building a patio – you’ll have to remove sod, adjust the slope, compact a sub material, install the putting green turf, and finish the edges and seams.

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Danny Lipford

Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio, TodaysHomeowner.com, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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