Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! Our advanced in-filled polypropylene synthetic grass products are designed to perform like natural golf course greens, so your ball will provide 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, guaranteeing that your ball will not bounce or falter as it would on a nylon surface
Since each project is unique, the amount of time for installation is calculated using factors like weather, landscaping requirements, and the complexity and size of the project. Schedules may also be impacted 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 of Fresno provides custom design expertise for golf greens in varying sizes and configurations for every client. Backyard golf greens for residential spaces are usually around 500 square feet, while artificial golf greens for commercial properties or Nicklaus Design golf courses are usually 1,500 square feet. Our outdoor synthetic putting greens are made uniquely for each client, accounting for available space as well as budget.
Artificial 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 refined the art of golf construction. Turf blending, undulations, breaks and bunkers name just a few of the design elements important for real looking and rolling golf greens. With so many additional architectural features to think about over a more basic artificial, golf green construction cost averages from $20 to $25 per square foot, more or less depending on region, accessibility and features.
The superior quality of the materials we use is a crucially important factor in achieving a top-flight golf green. Our superior products offer the lush, natural green look of real grass as well as the gentle feel and true performance characteristics free of nylon and other common materials used in many artificial golf greens.
Southwest Greens of Fresno is the acknowledged front-runner in the synthetic grass industry. Our commitment to research and development makes it possible for us to offer the highest quality and most cutting-edge materials on the market today. With a variety of turf products made to simulate the look and feel of real grass, our custom designs reflect the specific needs, climates and conditions of any area. All Southwest Greens of Fresno installers are required to hold national certifications, guaranteeing that products and expert workmanship will always be of the highest quality.

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

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

Our artificial turf is designed to be used and is highly recommended in busy areas or for long-term sporting purposes

Most of the time, synthetic turf is disposed directly into landfills, using 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 several different ways including rugs, mats, sheet goods, carpet backing and more.

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

Shaw has recycled more than half of a billion pounds of carpet since 2007 and opened two cutting-edge 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 turf products necessitate very little maintenance. For most artificial turf applications, using a leaf blower and water hose to dispose of lawn and pet debris is enough to keep the surface clean. For golf greens, regular upkeep by your local Southwest Greens of Fresno representative every 12-18 months is recommended; we will ensure smooth putts with routine check-ups that include rolling the green and inspecting the areas around the cups for any adjustments.
Professional Southwest Greens of Fresno engineers and installers are the only personnel certified to design and install our synthetic grass materials. DIY purchases are available with consultation but will void any installation warranty

There are many reasons why synthetic grass is an excellent option for Fresno pet owners! First and foremost, it's much easier to maintain than natural grass — you won't have to worry about watering, saving you precious time and hard-earned money. Additionally, synthetic grass is more sturdy than natural grass, so it can withstand heavy foot traffic. Plus, artificial grass is non-toxic and chemical-free, making it healthy for your pets.

It’s very hard for fleas, ticks, and other pests to live in the artificial grass. While we can’t guarantee that your yard will be 100% pest-free, you can be sure they will be virtually eliminated. Because there’s no soil to support their nesting, you must keep an eye out for any collection 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 barely any pests.

Yes, our synthetic turf looks and feels just like real grass, so your furry friends will be able to use it in the same way a live lawn. They can play on the grass to their heart's content!

Our synthetic grass is designed to be long-lasting and resistant to wear and tear, so it is able to tolerate digging without becoming damaged. However, if your furry friends are persistent diggers, we recommend taking measures to discourage them from digging through the artificial grass.

Yes, cleaning artificial grass is simple! You can easily hose it down with water to remove any dirt. For more thorough cleaning, you can use soapy water and a broom to scrub the grass. Take a look at our complete cleaning guide for more information.

Fake 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 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 persist. 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 the SWG system was not used.
Our premium artificial turf is designed to be durable and lasting, with a life expectancy of up to twenty years with appropriate maintenance. However, the lifespan of your grass may depend on factors such as the wear and tear and how well it's maintained. Our UV-protected synthetic turf products look and function like new because they are designed to withstand lots of traffic, inclement weather, and changes in temperature for all-year use. All placements come complete with a one-year workmanship warranty and a manufacturer's warranty that covers fading.

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

While it's possible to lay down pet turf by yourself, we recommend hiring a specialist to ensure that the job is done correctly. Our professional team can help you plan and put in place a pet-friendly synthetic grass solution that meets your particular preferences and preferences.

Our backyard putting greens are manufactured using premier synthetic turf exclusively made for resilience, performance, and aesthetics. We utilize advanced technology to produce realistic surfaces that mimic the characteristics of live grass. Endorsed by professional golfers in the PGA and LIV Tours.

How long it takes to install will depend on various elements like the size and complexity of the project. Generally, our professional installation team works quickly to complete the installation process within the week, ensuring minimal interruption of your schedule.

Yes, Southwest Greens' backyard putting greens are made to withstand all weather conditions, meaning they are suitable for many climates. Our putting green turf is UV resistant and designed to endure prolonged exposure to sunlight, rain, and other environmental elements. You don’t have to cover it with a tarp during the Fresno winter months (snow). Even if covered, a professional maintenance is encouraged once the last of the snow melts, typically early spring.

Maintaining your backyard putting green is effortless and requires minimal effort. Regular brushing to prevent matting to the fringe, periodic rinsing with water to remove debris, and keeping the surface free of leaves and other organic matter are generally all that's required to keep your putting green in top shape. See this guide here.

Absolutely, we offer customization options to personalize your backyard putting green to your preferences and space requirements. From dimensions and shape to fringe and contouring, our team works closely with you to create a putting green that enhances your outdoor landscape and meets your one-of-a-kind needs.

Definitely! Our artificial grass products are pet-friendly and manufactured to stand up to the wear and tear of heavy use, including playful pets. Plus, unlike organic grass, our turf doesn't require hazardous pesticides or fertilizers, making it safe for your furry friends. Even though backyard putting greens aren’t recommended for pets, you can install pet turf in an area for them, too.

Our backyard putting greens are made to last for many years with proper care and maintenance. With regular maintenance and occasional grooming, you can expect your putting green to provide years of fun for you and your family. Our first installations are more than 20 years old and still have the rich green color and texture of genuine grass.

Installing a backyard putting green in your Fresno home provides several benefits, including easy access to practice facilities, improved golf skills, improved property value, reduced water consumption, and a beautiful outdoor space for entertainment and leisure.

Yes. Our backyard putting greens are designed to respond like a natural bent grass or bermuda green. Whether you are chipping from 2 yards to 200 yards, our putting greens will hold a shot as well as any traditional 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 know that space may be a concern for many Fresno homeowners. Our putting surfaces are crafted to be practical even in tight spaces. With our expert design and installation services, you can get the convenience of anytime golf practice, right in your backyard. Most backyard putting greens are 300-800 square feet, which provide great space for puttingand even short “chip shots”.

While it isn’t impossible to build your own backyard putting green, the process is very challenging. Artificial putting greens, while easier to maintain, need specialized turf products and infill designed specifically for golf greens, along with a large amount of equipment and expertise to ensure it is installed correctly.

The cost of a Southwest Greens golf green is dependent on various factors, like the size, design complexity, and site-specific considerations. Our team can provide you with a customized quote based on your specialized requirements. Contact us to find out more about the cost of installing a premium backyard putting green from Southwest Greens of Fresno. See this guide to estimate your cost.

It’s easy to get started! Simply get in touch with us to schedule a consultation with one of our seasoned Fresno team members. We'll document your outdoor space, discuss your preferences and vision, and create a customized backyard putting green made to your needs and budget.