Derek and Dean oversee the installation of a custom backyard putting green.
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Custom Putting Green Install
Derek Stearns: Tom and Ryan from New England Custom Putting Greens arrived.
Dean Marsico: Ryan and Tom from England.
Derek Stearns: Yeah, perfect timing. The first step is to get the cups done. We’re putting four holes on the main green.
Tom McNamara: If we put some rocks in there, it perfect with the drainage of the cup.
Dean Marsico: Yeah.
Tom McNamara: Okay, so that the cup will drain and in this area of the country, the biggest issue that you can have with the putting green is frost heaving. And this eliminates the frost heave.
Derek Stearns: Frost heaves occur when water that doesn’t drain properly freezes and expands. So adding the rocks for drainage is an important step. Then Ryan adds cement around the cups and they carefully prepped the base.
Tom McNamara: The base is the most important part of the putting green. There's more labor involved in the base, it’s the foundation of the putting green. So once you have the base and then you can install it there.
Derek Stearns: As for the turf, we’ll use about 450 square feet.
Tom McNamara: We’re going to cut 22—when 22 we’ll cut it.
Derek Stearns: We roll out the first piece and position it. Then follow at the section that goes over the bridge. Once it’s cut, we lay it in place and using an industrial straight commercial glue, the same kinds used on stadium turf adhere the two pieces together. Then we force together and pinch the two sides to hide the scene.
Dean Marsico: You know what, it feels like the real deal, okay. But it feels like we’re going green.
Derek Stearns: After that, Ryan cuts the holes for the cups and Tom draws and cuts the contoured shape of the green.
Dean Marsico: And you just rake this over?
Tom McNamara: Yeah, this is good.
Dean Marsico: We can even see the same—
Tom McNamara: Its cement.
Dean Marsico: Are you finished?
Tom McNamara: Yup.
Derek Stearns: This is looking gorgeous. Plants are in, fish are in, you know what time it is.
Tom McNamara: Is it?
Derek Stearns: Go get her.
Dean Marsico: Go get her.
Derek Stearns: After three days, Suzie is about to get her first look at the new outdoor rec room.
Tom McNamara: All right, I want you to take the blindfold off dear.
Suzie: Wow. You got to be kidding me, awesome.
Tom McNamara: Yeah, just little backyard project.
Suzie: It’s kind of you moved our house. This is incredible.
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