Can I DIY a Bocce Court?
Bocce courts look deceptively simple, which is why many Bay Area homeowners assume that they can be built as a DIY project.
While it is technically possible, it’s important to know what you’re getting into.
Not only do you have to excavate the section of your property that you want to convert into a bocce court, but you also have to account for drainage needs, the materials you’ll be using to prepare the base of the court along with anything else you’ll need to complete the project.
Once you’ve settled all of that, there are still several points to keep in mind. The most popular types of bocce court surfaces are oyster shell, natural, clay, or sand packed synthetic turf based— the latter of which has been proven to be the most permeable yet durable surface that also didn’t require too much in terms of maintenance.
Built incorrectly, bocce court surfaces are known to flood due to a lack of proper drainage, fill up with leaves and other particulate matter during the fall season, and can also serve as the perfect microbiome for moss, fungi, weeds, as well as other unsavory plant matter to grow in.
You should also keep in mind that not all bocce courts are built the same. They can vary in size, design, and materials used depending on who constructed it. So, feel free to tailor your backyard bocce court to the dimensions that best fit your home’s needs.
Building your own bocce court can be a fun project to take on but it also takes a lot of time, work, and effort to complete. If you ever feel overwhelmed or aren’t sure if you have the time to take on this kind of project on your own, don’t hesitate to contact our team of experts at Exotic Gardens for support.