Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! Our innovative in-filled polypropylene synthetic turf products are constructed to function like natural golf course greens, so your ball will have the same spin and true roll of a natural surface. Whether you're chipping in your backyard putting green from two yards or on our Nicklaus Designed course from 200 yards, our synthetic golf greens will sustain a shot as well as a natural grass green, ensuring your ball will not bounce or flutter as it would on a nylon surface
Because every project is one-of-a-kind, the length of time required for installation is based upon factors like the size and complexity of the project, landscaping requirements, and weather conditions. Schedules may also be influenced by accessibility and site preparation demands. Please contact us for an estimate on your particular project.
Indoor or outdoor, the sky's the limit! Southwest Greens delivers custom design professionalism for golf greens in a wide selection of sizes and designs for every client. Backyard golf greens for residential spaces are usually around 500 square feet, while artificial golf greens for commercial projects or Nicklaus Design golf courses are usually 1,500 square feet. Our outdoor synthetic putting greens are tailored for each client, considering available space as well as budget.
Synthetic golf greens call for a high level of mastery for design and installation. Since our beginnings in the golf industry in 1996, we have truly perfected the art of golf construction. Breaks, bunkers, undulations and turf blending name just a few of the design elements important for authentic looking and rolling golf greens. With so many additional architectural features to think about over a more basic synthetic, golf green construction cost averages from $20 to $25 per square foot, more or less calculated considering region, accessibility and features.
The high quality of the materials we use is a very important factor in delivering a top-of-the-line golf green. Our quality products offer the lush, natural green look of genuine grass as well as the gentle feel and true performance characteristics lacking in nylon and other popular materials used in many synthetic golf greens.
Southwest Greens is the acknowledged leader in the artificial grass industry. Our devotion to research and development enables us to offer the highest quality and most cutting-edge materials on the market today. With an assortment of turf products made to replicate the look and feel of natural grass, our custom designs reflect the particular needs, climates and conditions of any area. All Southwest Greens installers are required to hold national certifications, guaranteeing that products and expert workmanship will always be of the highest quality.

Will the synthetic turf decline over time? How tough is the turf?

Southwest Greens's earliest installations are 20 years old or older and have maintained the rich green color and texture of genuine grass. Our UV-resistant synthetic turf products look and function like new because they are engineered to withstand heavy traffic, extreme weather conditions and temperature fluctuations for all-year use. All installations come complete with a one-year workmanship warranty and manufacturer's warranty that covers fading.

Our synthetic grass is developed to be used and is highly recommended in busy areas or for long-term sporting purposes

Highly trained Southwest Greens designers and installers are the only personnel authorized to design and install our synthetic grass materials. DIY purchases are available with consultation but will void any installation warranty

Usually, artificial grass is disposed of directly into landfills, taking up precious space. Shaw offers an improved alternative through the Green Edge Recycling Program. Once synthetic turf is removed, we are prepared to repurpose it in a variety of ways including carpet backing, mats, rugs, sheet goods and more.

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

Shaw has recycled more than half of a billion pounds of carpet since 2007 and opened two advanced recycling facilities — Evergreen (nylon 6 recycling) and Re2E (Reclaim to Energy). Today, Shaw provides hundreds of fully certified Cradle to Cradle flooring products.

Our synthetic grass products need very little care. For most artificial grass applications, using a leaf blower and water hose to clear lawn and pet debris is enough to keep the surface clean. For golf greens, normal upkeep by your local Southwest Greens representative every 12-18 months is recommended; we will guarantee smooth putts with regular check-ups that include inspecting the areas around the cups for any adjustments and rolling the green.

There are a lot of reasons that artificial grass is an ideal option for pet owners! First and foremost, it's much easier to maintain than natural grass — you won't have to worry about trimming, saving you precious time and hard-earned money. Additionally, artificial grass is more sturdy than real grass, so it can withstand heavy foot traffic. Plus, artificial grass is non-toxic and safe, making it healthy for your pets.

It is very difficult for fleas, ticks, and other pests to live in the artificial grass. While we can’t guarantee that your yard will be entirely pest-free, you can count on them to be virtually eliminated. Because there is no soil to support their nesting, you must keep an eye out for any accumulation of leaves or debris that can make a good breeding ground for fleas and ticks. As long as you keep up with your artificial lawn regularly, there will be hardly any pests.

Yes, our artificial grass has the appearance and texture of live grass, so your furry friends will be able to play on it like they would a regular grass lawn. They can run on the grass to their heart's content!

The artificial turf we offer is designed to be long-lasting and resistant to wear and tear, so it is able to tolerate digging without getting ruined. However, if your pets are relentless differs, we recommend taking measures to discourage them from digging through the artificial grass.

Absolutely! Cleaning artificial grass is simple! You can simply spray it down with clean water to remove any debris. For more thorough cleaning, you can use soapy water and a broom to clean the grass. Take a look at our detailed cleaning guide for more details.

Artificial grass is odorless, so if any smells do occur, it’s usually caused by animal waste. 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 eliminate odors, but there are steps you can take to ensure there's no unpleasant smell remain. We advise you use a solution of equal parts H2O and vinegar to spray Fido’s favorite bathroom area. Let it dry to neutralize any unpleasant odor, if the Southwest Green system was not used.
Our premium artificial turf is designed to be sturdy and long-lasting, with a lifespan of up to 20 years with adequate maintenance. However, the lifespan of your grass may depend on factors such as the foot traffic and how well it's maintained. Our UV-resistant synthetic turf products look and function like new because they are designed to withstand heavy traffic, extreme weather conditions, and changes in temperature for all-year use. All placements come complete with a 1-year installation warranty and a producer's warranty that covers fading and discoloration.

The cost of synthetic grass for dogs can vary depending on factors such as the dimensions of your yard and the variety of grass you choose. We offer a variety of artificial grass solutions to fit different budgets and needs, so we advise getting in touch with us for a customized quote.

While it's feasible to lay down pet turf yourself, we recommend seeking the services of a specialist to ensure that the job is done properly. Our professional team can help you design and install a pet-friendly synthetic grass solution that meets your specific needs and liking.