Backyard putting greens in Scottsdale are popular, and offer a great way to include a sweep of grass into your landscape design, but synthetic grass can also create the foundation for other home games too. How about a bocce ball court? When a client in Scottsdale needed to figure out what to do with their sideyard, we discovered that the official backyard bocce ball court dimensions only 60 feet by 12 feet will fit on many of today’s smaller sized residential lots. An adult play space that doubles as welcome green lawn with little maintenance needed.
On this project, that empty side yard now has an aluminum shade structure with a wood grain finish nestled between a putting green and bocce court. It’s as beautiful as it is useful for a little friendly competition, and practicing that swing. The close slats of the ramada roof offer a welcome respite in the shade between rounds, but it’s central feature is a gas-burning outdoor fire pit surrounded by pavers. There is also a small full-sun patio space behind it connected by a stepping stone path.
BEFORE: WASTED SPACE
AFTER: ADULT PLAY SPACE
Now that all traces of that unsightly barren space have become part of their Scottsdale landscaping, this yard is a bit like a micro resort. The homeowners have lots of space for large gathering seating amid lots of lush-looking green that never needs watering.
The bland block privacy wall matches the house after a fresh coat of paint. We shaped the mature citrus trees into landscape-worthy specimens. As the newly installed plants develop, the look will become softer, and less minimalist in a few year’s time. Add some new pieces of furniture for lounging and visiting with friends, and you’ve got a great staycation spot with loads of assets.
It’s amazing what you can do with a little synthetic grass!