Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! Our state-of-the-art in-filled polypropylene artificial grass products are designed to perform like natural golf course greens, so your ball will react with the same spin and true roll of a natural grass green. Whether you're chipping in your backyard putting green from two yards or on our Nicklaus Designed course from 200 yards, our synthetic grass greens will maintain a shot as well as a natural grass green, making sure that your ball will not bounce or falter as it would on a nylon surface
Given that each project is unique, the time required for installation is driven by factors like weather, landscaping requirements, and the complexity and size of the project. Timeframes may also be influenced by accessibility and site preparation requirements. Please contact us for an estimate on your particular project.
Indoor or outdoor, the sky's the limit! Southwest Greens East Bay provides custom design expertise for golf greens in a range of sizes and shapes for every client. Backyard putting greens for residential spaces are normally around 500 square feet, while artificial golf greens for commercial projects or Nicklaus Design golf courses are normally 1,500 square feet. Our outdoor synthetic putting greens are custom-made for each client, considering available space as well as budget.
Synthetic golf greens demand a high level of expertise for design and installation. With our roots planted in the golf industry since 1996, we have truly mastered the art of golf construction. Turf blending, undulations, breaks and bunkers name just a few of the design elements important for authentic looking and rolling golf greens. With so many additional architectural features to take into account over a more basic synthetic lawn, golf green construction cost averages from $20 to $25 per square foot, more or less depending on region, accessibility and features.
The top quality of the materials we use is a crucially important factor in achieving an excellent golf green. Our professional products deliver the vibrant, natural green look of genuine grass as well as the plush feel and true performance characteristics without the use of nylon and other popular materials used in many artificial golf greens.
Southwest Greens East Bay is the acknowledged front-runner in the synthetic grass industry. Our dedication to research and development allows us to provide the highest quality and most innovative materials on the market today. With an assortment of turf products created to synthesize the look and feel of natural grass, our custom designs reflect the specific needs, climates and conditions of any area. All Southwest Greens East Bay installers are required to have national certifications, guaranteeing that products and professional workmanship will consistently be of the highest quality.

Will the synthetic turf deteriorate over time? How durable is the turf?

Southwest Greens East Bay's first installations are 20 years old or older and continue to have the vibrant green color and texture of real grass. Our UV-resistant artificial turf products look and work like new because they are designed to withstand heavy traffic, extreme weather conditions and temperature fluctuations for year-round use. All installations come complete alongside a one-year workmanship warranty and manufacturer's warranty that includes fading.

Our artificial grass is designed to be used and is highly recommended in high-traffic areas or for long-term sporting purposes

Most of the time, artificial turf is dumped directly into landfills, using up precious space. Shaw offers a desirable alternative through the Green Edge Recycling Program. Once artificial turf is removed, we are able to repurpose it in a wide range of ways including carpet backing, mats, rugs, sheet goods and more.

Sand infill from the synthetic grass product is mechanically removed from the turf, separated and then put through a cleaning process. The infill can then be used in future fields or used as materials for other products.

Shaw has recycled upwards of half of a billion pounds of carpet since 2007 and opened two state-of-the-art recycling facilities — Evergreen (nylon 6 recycling) and Re2E (Reclaim to Energy). Today, Shaw supplies hundreds of fully certified Cradle to Cradle flooring products.

Our synthetic grass products necessitate very little maintenance. For most synthetic grass applications, using a leaf blower and water hose to remove lawn and pet debris is all you need to keep the surface clean. For golf greens, normal care by your local Southwest Greens East Bay representative every 12-18 months is recommended; we will ensure smooth putts with regular check-ups that include rolling the green and inspecting the areas around the cups for any adjustments.
Skilled Southwest Greens East Bay engineers and installers are the only personnel certified to design and install our artificial grass materials. DIY purchases are available with consultation but will void any installation warranty

There are many reasons why artificial grass is a great option for Oakley pet owners! First, it's much easier to care for than natural grass — you won't have to worry about mowing, saving you valuable time and money. Additionally, synthetic grass is more durable than natural grass, so it can withstand lots of activity. Plus, synthetic grass is chemical-free, making it safe for your pets.

It's not easy for fleas, ticks, and other pests to live in the artificial grass. While we can’t guarantee that your yard will be completely free of pests, you can rest assured they’ll be mostly eliminated. Because there isn’t any soil to support their nesting, you have to keep an eye out for any accumulation of leaves or debris that might make a good breeding environment for fleas and ticks. As long as you clean your artificial lawn regularly, there will be very few pests.

Absolutely, our synthetic turf looks and feels just like organic grass, so your pets will be able to enjoy it just as much as a regular grass lawn. They can roll around on the grass to their heart's content!

The synthetic turf we offer is designed to be durable and able to withstand wear and tear, so it is capable of handling digging without becoming damaged. However, if your four-legged family members are chronic diggers, we recommend taking measures to prevent them from digging in the grass.

Absolutely! Cleaning synthetic turf is effortless! You can hassle-free hose it down with water to remove any twigs. For more thorough cleaning, you can use soapy water and a soft-bristled brush to wash the grass. Take a look at our detailed cleaning guide for more details.

Synthetic turf is odorless, so if any smells do occur, it’s usually caused by dog urine. Many dogs prefer to use one area of the lawn to do their business, so sometimes, you can get a little more of a build-up of odor. Our company's pet-turf system is designed to help get rid of odors, but there are steps you can take to ensure there's no unpleasant smell linger. We advise you use a solution of equal parts H2O and white vinegar to spray Fido’s favorite bathroom area. Let it dry to neutralize any unpleasant odor, if our system was not used.
Our synthetic turf is designed to be long-lasting and long-lasting, with a lifespan of up to twenty years with proper maintenance. However, the longevity of your grass may depend on factors such as the traffic and how well it's maintained. Our UV-resistant synthetic turf products look and function like new because they are engineered to withstand heavy traffic, extreme weather conditions, and changes in temperature for all-year use. All installs come complete with a 1-year labor warranty and a producer's warranty that covers fading and discoloration.

The cost of artificial grass for dogs can change depending on factors such as the size of your yard and the kind of grass you choose. We offer a variety of synthetic grass solutions to fit different budgets and needs, so we advise contacting us for a customized quote.

While it's possible to install pet turf on your own, we recommend hiring a specialist to ensure that the job is done correctly. Our professional team can help you design and install a pet-friendly synthetic grass solution that meets your specific needs and preferences.

Our backyard putting greens are crafted utilizing premium-quality synthetic turf specially designed for durability, performance, and aesthetics. We make use of state-of-the-art technology to design realistic surfaces that mimic the features of natural grass. Endorsed by professional golfers throughout the PGA and LIV Tours.

How long it takes to install will depend on various factors like the size and intricacy of the project. Usually, our skilled installation team works efficiently to complete the installation process in a week, minimizing disruption to your schedule.

Yes, Southwest Greens' backyard putting greens are made to handle various weather conditions, meaning they are suitable for most climates. Our putting green turf is UV resistant and made to stand up to prolonged exposure to sunlight, rain, and other environmental elements. You don’t need to cover it with a tarp over the Oakley winter seasons (snow), even if you cover it, a professional maintenance would be encouraged once the last snow has melted, around the first months of spring.

Maintaining your backyard putting green is effortless and requires minimal effort. Regular brushing to avoid matting to the fringe, occasional rinsing with water to clear debris, and keeping the surface free of leaves and other organic matter are usually all that's needed to keep your putting green in top shape. See the guide here.

Certainly, we offer customization options to personalize your backyard putting green to your preferences and space requirements. From size and shape to fringe and contouring, our professionals work closely with you to create a putting green that fits well with your outdoor landscape and meets your unique needs.

Of course! Our artificial grass products are pet-friendly and manufactured to stand up to the abuse of regular use, including playful pets. Plus, unlike organic grass, our turf doesn't require dangerous pesticides or fertilizers, making it safe for your furry friends. While backyard putting greens aren’t recommended for pets, you can install pet turf in your yard for them, too.

Our backyard putting greens are made to last for many years with proper care and maintenance. With recommended upkeep and occasional grooming, you can expect your putting green to give years of play for you and your family. Our initial installations are now over 20 years old and have maintained the rich green color and texture of natural grass.

Installing a backyard putting green in your Oakley home has several benefits, including easy access to practice facilities, improved golf skills, enhanced property value, lower water consumption, and a stunning outdoor space for entertainment and leisure.

Yes. Our backyard putting greens are made to respond like a natural bent grass or bermuda green. Whether you are chipping from 2 to 200 yards, our putting greens will hold a shot as well as any natural green. Because of the B.A.R. bounce, aim, and roll, your shot will react with the same spin and true roll of any natural surface. Ask us how our playability tools set the B.A.R.

We appreciate that space may be a concern for many Oakley homeowners. Our putting surfaces are designed to fit even in smaller spaces. With our pro installation and design services, you can have the convenience of practicing your golf game anytime, right in your backyard. Most backyard putting greens are 300 sq ft – 800 sq ft, which are a great space for putting, including short “chip shots”.

While it’spossible to build your own backyard putting green, the process is very challenging. Artificial putting greens, while easier to maintain, demand specialized turf products and infill designed specifically for golf greens, along with a lot of specialized equipment and expertise to guarantee a proper installation.

The cost of a Southwest Greens golf green is dependent on various things, including the size, complexity of design, and site-specific considerations. Our team can provide you with a tailored quote depending on your unique requirements. Contact us to learn more about the cost of installing a premium backyard putting green from Southwest Greens East Bay. See this guide to estimate your cost.

It is easy to get started! Simply get in touch with us to schedule a consultation with one of our seasoned Oakley team members. We'll assess your outdoor space, talk about your ideas and preferences, and offer a personalized backyard putting green crafted to your needs and budget.

Artificial grass, also called synthetic turf, is a surface manufactured from synthetic fibers designed to imitate the appearance and texture of real grass. In commercial golf settings, it is often used for putting greens, tee lines, fringe areas, paths, cart paths, common areas, and even whole golf courses to offer a uniform and low-maintenance playing surface.

There are many benefits to using artificial grass on Oakley commercial golf courses:

Low maintenance: Artificial grass needs hardly any upkeep versus natural grass which will save you time and money on mowing, watering, and fertilizing.

Consistency: Synthetic turf gives you a consistent playing surface all year long, regardless of Oakley weather conditions, guaranteeing a high-quality golfing experience.

Durability: Southwest Greens artificial grass is made to withstand heavy foot traffic and frequent usewhich means it’s ideal for commercial golf settings.

Water conservation: Because artificial grass does not need watering, it helps conserve water resources, making it an environmentally friendly choice.

Customization: Southwest Greens offers many synthetic turf options and designs, letting you personalize the look and feel of your Oakley golf course to suit your specific needs and preferences.
Yes, artificial grass is an excellent choice for putting greens in commercial golf settings. Southwest Greens putting greens are specially manufactured to replicate the performance characteristics of authentic grass, giving you a consistently smooth surface for Oakley golfers to home their putting skills.
While natural grass presents its own special performance, artificial grass from Southwest Greens is crafted to closely mimic the look, feel, and performance of organic grass. Our synthetic turf products give you unmatched playability and performance, offering a consistent surface for Oakley golfers of all skill levels. Ask a Southwest Greens representative about B.A.R. testing on playability.
Yes, artificial grass can be installed on existing Oakley golf courses to replace live grass or improve specific areas such as putting greens, tee lines, and fringe areas. Southwest Greens installation experts can help assess your golf course's needs and figure out the best way for incorporating artificial grass into your existing layout.

Artificial grass from Southwest Greens is made to be highly durable and long-lasting, with a 15-20 year lifespan or more with proper maintenance. Maintenance requirements are few and generally involve brushing the turf from time to time to remove any debris and ensure optimal performance.

Artificial grass from Southwest Greens is safe for golfers and the environment alike. Our synthetic turf products are made from non-toxic materials and do not need dangerous pesticides or fertilizers, making them an environmentally-friendly choice. Our turf is also designed to provide excellent traction and shock absorption, lowering the risk of injuries for golfers.
Yes, artificial grass is a great way to minimize water usage on Oakley commercial golf courses. Because synthetic turf doesn’t need watering, it helps conserve local water resources and reduce irrigation costs, making turf a sustainable option for Oakley golf course owners and operators.

Southwest Greens' artificial grass is made with industry-leading technology and the highest quality materials to provide unmatched performance, durability, and aesthetics. Our synthetic turf products undergo rigorous testing to guarantee they meet the highest standards for playability, safety, and environmental sustainability.

To take the initial steps to installing artificial grass on your commercial golf course in Oakley, contact Southwest Greens to schedule a consultation with one of our Oakley turf professionals. We will work with you to determine your needs, discuss your options, and create a personalized solution to fit your budget and timeline.