In a previous post a few weeks ago, I listed a photo of the synthetic cover that we had placed on the lower half of the driving range tee. We did this to help trap and retain some heat under the tarps so the turf would green up quicker and protect it from the heavy frosts on spring mornings. Notice how dark green the turf color is around the square area that we left uncovered. This process might help with moving from the artificial surfaces to the turf surfaces a bit sooner in the spring.
In the photo below, the turf on the left was covered and the turf on the right remained uncovered.