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.

We understand that space is often a constratint for many homeowners. Southwest Greens’ putting surfaces are made to be practical even in tight spaces. With our expert installation and design services, you can enjoy the convenience of practicing your golf game anytime, right from your backyard. Most backyard putting greens are 300-800 square feet, which provide great space for putting, including short “chip shots”.

While it is possible to build your own backyard putting green, the process presents some significant difficulties. Artificial putting greens, though easier to maintain, require specialized turf products and infill specifically designed for golf greens, along with a large amount of equipment and expertise to guarantee a proper installation.

Southwest Greens’ backyard putting greens are made using premier synthetic turf exclusively engineered for resilience, performance, and visual appeal. We utilize advanced technology to craft true-to-life surfaces that imitate that recreate the characteristics of real grass. Supported by pro golfers in the PGA and LIV Tours.

The cost of a Southwest Greens golf green will depend on several elements, such as the size, design complexity, and site-specific considerations. Our team can provide you with a tailored quote depending on your specific requirements. Contact us to learn more about the cost of installing a premium backyard putting green from Southwest Greens. See this guide to estimate your cost.
How long installation takes will depend on numerous considerations such as the size and complexity of the project. Generally, our expert installation team works quickly to finish the installation process within the week, ensuring minimal disruption to your schedule.

Yes, Southwest Greens' backyard putting greens are built to endure many weather conditions, making them suitable for most climates. Our putting green turf is UV resistant and designed to withstand prolonged exposure to sunlight, rain, and other environmental factors. You don’t have to cover it with a tarp during the winter seasons (snow). Even if covered, a professional maintenance is still recommended after the last of the snow melts, usually in the first months of spring.

Getting started is easy! Simply reach out to us to schedule a consultation with one of our expert team members. We will review your outdoor space, discuss your preferences and vision, and offer a personalized backyard putting green tailored to your needs and budget.

Maintaining your backyard putting green is simple and requires little effort. Regular brushing to stop matting to the fringe, occasional rinsing with water to remove debris, and keeping the surface free of leaves and other organic matter are generally all that is needed to keep your putting green in tip-top shape. See this guide here.

Yes, we offer customization options to tailor your backyard putting green to your style and available space. From size and shape to fringe and contouring, our team works closely with you to create a putting green that fits well with your outdoor landscape and meets your one-of-a-kind needs.

Absolutely! Our artificial grass products are pet-friendly and made to survive the rigors of daily use, including playful pets. Plus, unlike natural grass, our turf doesn't require hazardous pesticides or fertilizers, making it safe for your four-legged friends. While backyard putting greens are not recommended for pets, you can install pet turf in an area for them, too.

Our backyard putting greens are designed to last years with proper care and maintenance. With minimal required upkeep and occasional grooming, you can expect your putting green to provide years of fun for you and your family. Our initial installations are now 20 years old or older and have maintained the bright green color and texture of genuine grass.

Installing a backyard putting green in your home offers many benefits, including easy access to practice facilities, improving your golf skills, increased property value, reduced water consumption, and a beautiful outdoor space for entertainment and leisure.

Yes. Our backyard putting greens are engineered to behave like a conventional bent grass or bermuda green. Whether you are chipping from 2 or 200 yards, our putting greens will hold a shot as well as any organic 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 your local Southwest Greens team how we set the B.A.R. with our playability tools.

There are several benefits to using artificial grass for commercial golf courses:

Low maintenance: Artificial grass needs virtually no upkeep compared to natural grass which will save you time and money on mowing, watering, and fertilizing.

Consistency: Synthetic turf offers a consistent playing surface year-round, regardless of weather, guaranteeing a high-quality experience for golfers.

Durability: Southwest Greens artificial grass is engineered to survive heavy foot traffic and use, making it the best choice for commercial golf settings.

Water conservation: Since artificial grass does not need watering, it conserves water resources and that makes it an environmentally friendly choice.

Customization: Southwest Greens offers many synthetic turf options and designs, allowing you to tailor the look and feel of your golf course to suit your specific needs and preferences.
Yes, artificial grass is an excellent option for putting greens in commercial golf settings. Southwest Greens putting greens are specially made to recreate the performance of live grass, giving you a consistent and smooth surface for golfers to practice their putting skills.
Artificial grass, also referred to as synthetic turf, is a surface created from synthetic fibers designed to mimic the look and feel of natural grass. In commercial golf settings, it is often used for putting greens, tee lines, fringe areas, foot paths, cart paths, common areas, and even entire golf courses to offer a uniform and low-maintenance playing surface.
While natural grass exhibits its own special performance characteristics, artificial grass from Southwest Greens is engineered to closely recreate the look, feel, and performance of natural grass. Our synthetic turf products offer excellent playability and performance, giving a consistent surface for golfers of any skill level. Ask a Southwest Greens representative to see the B.A.R. testing on playability.
Yes, artificial grass can be installed on existing golf courses to replace conventional grass or improve specific areas like putting greens, tee lines, and fringe areas. Southwest Greens installation experts can work with you to assess your golf course's needs and figure out the best technique for incorporating artificial grass into your current layout.

Artificial grass from Southwest Greens is built to be very durable and long-lasting, with a lifespan of 20 years or more with recommended maintenance. Maintenance requirements are minimal and usually involve brushing the turf from time to time to remove the build up of debris to ensure optimal performance.

Yes, artificial grass from Southwest Greens is safe for both golfers and the environment. Our synthetic turf products are crafted with non-toxic materials and do not require toxic pesticides or fertilizers, making them an ecologically-friendly choice. Additionally, our turf is designed to give unmatched traction and shock absorption, reducing the risk of injury to golfers.
Yes, artificial grass is an excellent way to cut water usage on commercial golf courses. Because synthetic turf needs no watering, it helps conserve local water resources, reducing irrigation costs, making it a sustainable option for golf course owners and operators.

Southwest Greens' artificial grass is engineered using state-of-the-art technology and the highest quality materials which provide unparalleled performance, durability, and aesthetics. Our synthetic turf products go through rigorous testing to ensure they meet the highest standards for playability, safety, and environmental sustainability.

To get started with installing artificial grass on your commercial golf course, contact Southwest Greens to schedule a consultation with one of our turf pros. We will work with you to establish your needs, talk about your options, and develop a tailored solution to fit your budget and timeline.

Normally, turf ends up in your local landfil, wasting valuable space. However, Southwest Greens offers a more environmentally conscious choice with our recycling program. The Shaw Green Edge Recycling Program takes back the turf once it’s been removed, and we can repurpose it in several ways.
The Shaw Green Edge is Shaw Industries' commitment to creating stunning and eco-friendly flooring solutions and synthetic turf surfaces. It drives all our actions, promoting exemplary ethical standards and the conservation of natural resources, as well as the recycling of raw materials and the manufacturing of products that can be recycled time and again.
(We've invested in in state-of-the-art facilities like our Re2E (Reclaim to Energy) plant in Dalton, GA. Here, we make use of reclaimed ground surfaces, including artificial turf fibers, to make energy for our manufacturing locations.

Or Course! Through advanced processes, the entire synthetic grass system can be transformed back into their polymer state. This material is then molded or extruded into new floor coverings like carpet backing, mats, rugs, and resilient products, decreasing the need for new materials.

The sand and rubber infill are thoroughly extracted from the artificial grass, washed, and repurposed. It can be up-cycled in future turf installations or as materials for other items, limiting waste.

Livability is a benchmarking system used by our team to guarantee our products meet high standards for environmental and material health. Different products have differing classifications of measure, but all must meet high-quality expectations for customer safety. We assess durability, temperature, UV resistance, and ecological impact to offer the best value and performance.
Our offerings are made with sustainability in mind. They are non-toxic, sustainable and recyclable, with a lowered carbon footprint. Further, they are dust-free, uncoated silica, and quartz-free, further minimizing their environmental impact.
As a division of Shaw Industries, Southwest Greens aligns with Shaw's dedication to cutting water, energy, and emissions intensity. We focus on sustainability and identify opportunities to make a brighter future through innovation and partnerships.