December 15, 2020

Your guide to finding the right artificial grass for your business or property.

There are many reasons folks think about artificial lawns. To begin with, it can be tiresome and costly to maintain giant areas of grass. Especially if you want your business, event space, or residence to be the talk of the town. Keeping grass lush and green requires time and money to water, fertilize, and reseed. Additionally, even after all that care, unforeseen weather conditions can ruin a perfectly manicured lawn. This is why many businesses and individuals alike have employed artificial grass as a solution to the effort, high water bills and equipment cost, as well as the dread that comes with maintaining beautiful lawns. Though choosing artificial grass for a landscaping project requires an up-front cost, it can save you a ton in the long haul.

When considering artificial turf, the first idea that comes to mind may be golf courses or personal putting greens, but while synthetic putting turf requires short, dense blades that keep a golf ball on its course, the monochromatic, flat putting turf doesn’t have all of the features needed to succeed a genuine grass lawn.

Real grass is wavy, lush, and multi-toned, and putting turf just doesn’t fit the bill for huge spaces. If you want to dress your property to impress, there are a lot of choices to contemplate that can produce an appropriate aesthetic replacement for genuine grass.

But why choose synthetic grass?

A discounted water bill and the money saved by excluding fertilizers and sprays already make a terrific case for using synthetic grass, specifically for large lawns. Nevertheless, one of the most disheartening parts of trying to cultivate a genuine grass lawn is damage caused by weather and heavy foot traffic.

“Keep off the grass” signs are so cliché and aren’t as effective as we wish they were anyway. Even just a few rule-breakers can cause chunks of downtrodden grass that can make a flawless maintained lawn look bad. The benefits of artificial grass for residential and commercial spaces include:

  • Next to no maintenance required
  • Durable and resistant to flattening in high-traffic areas
  • Environmentally-friendly by cutting water usage
  • Stays lush and green in all seasons and weather conditions
  • No need for potentially harmful fertilizers and pesticides
  • Lower cost for care and/or saved time

But why choose synthetic grass?

If you head to your local box store and grab some artificial turf, you’ll notice that it looks unnaturally shiny. A lot of the synthetic grass on the market today is designed using fibers that are simply shaped like natural grass in single, straight blades. While this lay out keeps true to the shape of lone blades of grass, sometimes (especially when cheaper materials are used), this design can be too reflective and produce a plastic-like shine. Getting an answer to this problem by selecting a product that deals with light reflection is a terrific start to selecting the right artificial grass product for your project. Our own artificial turf product Bolt solves this problem with lightning bolt-shaped blades that brilliantly reflect light in a way that imitates the luster of natural grass, bypassing that plastic look altogether.


A separate issue that you can find with cheaper artificial turf is its color. Authentic grass is never just “green.” There are all kinds of colors and tones that make genuine grass look so, well, real. Finding a brand of artificial grass that can supply you with the right colors to rival the shade of green grass that grows in your area is paramount when choosing what to buy.

The idea of changing to artificial grass is to save you time and money while showing off the best lawn ever. It’s important to ensure that your lawn’s color doesn’t make it the odd one out. Locating a dealer that gives you choices is very essential, and Southwest Greens has a whole lot to pick from. The Bolt line of artificial turf includes Bolt Landscape as well Bolt Natural, which both come in a large selection of colors, incorporating blends, so you can find the perfect fit for your grass in Oakley. While Bolt Landscape has more color options, Bolt Natural uses a patented triple-fiber design giving a Bolt Natural lawn more color variance and a very natural appearance that is unique in the synthetic grass market.

Regardless of what kind of aesthetic you’re seeking for your lawn, if you’re thinking artificial turf, you can find the best match for your grass with Bolt.