March 30, 2022

Your guide to choosing the right artificial grass for your Oakley business or home.


There are quite a few reasons home and business owners consider artificial lawns. For starters, it can be hard work and costly to keep up large spaces of natural grass. This is especially true if you want your business, event space, or residence to shine. Getting grass rich and green requires time, money, and work to reseed, water, and fertilize. Not to mention, even after everything, unforeseen weather conditions can mess up a perfect lawn. This is one example of why a lot of home and business owners alike have switched to artificial grass as a solution to the exertion, expensive water bills, equipment cost, and the anxiety that comes with maintaining beautiful lawns. While purchasing artificial grass for your landscaping project requires a more expensive initial cost, it should save you a ton in the long term.

When you consider artificial turf, your first thought that may come to mind might be golf courses or residential putting greens. While artificial putting turf needs short, dense blades that keep a golf ball rolling true, the flat, monochromatic putting turf doesn’t include all of the elements necessary to replace a natural grass lawn.

Traditional grass is flowy, lush, and multi-toned, and putting turf just won’t cut it for large areas. If you want to dress your property to impress, there are plenty of other options to look at that can get you a proper looking replacement for genuine grass.


A reduced water bill and lower expenses from not needing fertilizers and pesticides are a great case for installing synthetic grass, especially for large properties. Lastly, one of the most difficult aspects of maintaining a traditional grass lawn is damage as a result of heavy foot traffic and weather.

“Keep off the grass” signs are so cliché and don’t work anyway. Unfortunately, it takes just a few inattentive guests can cause swaths of trampled grass that’ll make a well-maintained lawn look unprofessional.

The benefits of artificial grass for residential and commercial spaces include:

  • Almost no maintenance required
  • Durable and resistant to getting flattened in high-traffic areas
  • Environmentally friendly through reduced water usage
  • Looks lush and green all year-round and in all weather conditions
  • No need for potentially harmful fertilizers and pesticides
  • Lower cost for care and/or save time


If you go to your local box store and grab some artificial turf, you’ll notice that it looks artificially shiny. This is because much of the synthetic grass on the market today is made with fibers that are just shaped like natural grass in single, straight blades. While this design is true to the shape of individual grass blades, often (especially when using cheaper materials), this design is too reflective and you’ll get a plastic-like shimmer.

Finding a resolution to this problem by purchasing a product that deals with light reflection is a good start to ensuring the right artificial grass product for your project. Our Bolt artificial turf product line addresses this problem with blades shaped like lightning bolts that brilliantly reflect light in a way replicating the luster of natural grass, avoiding that plasticky look completely.

Color is another issue that you might run into with low quality artificial turf. Natural grass isn’t ever just “green.” There are an array of colors and tones that make real grass look so, well, real. Choosing a brand of artificial grass that can deliver the specific colors to simulate the shade of green grass growing in Oakley is critical when determining what to buy.

The idea of switching to artificial grass is so you can save time and money while owning the most attractive lawn in Oakley. It is essential to be sure that your lawn's color doesn't make it the odd one out. Choosing a supplier that gives you options is very important, and Southwest Greens East Bay has a lot of options to choose from.


Bolt Capturing the Essence  

Out of all the collections we carry, we definitely suggest looking into our Bolt line if you want the most vibrant and natural looking lawn. Their lightning bolt-shaped angles reflect light providing a lower luster and more natural-looking lawn—all while maintaining a long-lasting solution with way less maintenance.

Bolt Natural

Bolt Natural turf by Southwest Greens East Bay
Bolt Natural 42
301 - Olive

Bolt Natural employs a patented method of sewing three strands through one needle, giving you over thirty percent more visible ends and more color contrast. The lush, vibrant, heavy fibers create a natural look that is unparalleled in the synthetic landscape market. See our Bolt  Natural turf options here.

Bolt Landscape

Bolt Landscape turf by Southwest Greens East Bay
301 - Fresh Green / Green-Green Thatch

Bolt technology means you have the industry’s best aesthetics and durability. Bolt’s performance-grade fibers are made with reduced sheen and better spring-back for natural-looking lawn turf. Even better, wear testing has proven twice the resilience as conventional yarn—providing the most durable fibers for lawn applications is a true revolution in the industry. Explore our Bolt Landscape turf options.


Even though Bolt Landscape offers more choice of colors, Bolt Natural uses our patented triple-fiber design giving a Bolt Natural lawn more color variation and an exceptionally natural appearance that’s very uncommon in the synthetic grass market. So, no matter what kind of aesthetic you’re going for your property, if you’re thinking of artificial turf, you can find the perfect match for your grass with Bolt.

Contact us today for a free consultation to get the best artificial grass in the industry.

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in December 2020 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.