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.

Artificial grass, also known as synthetic turf, is a surface manufactured from synthetic fibers designed to imitate the appearance and touch of real grass. In commercial golf settings, it is commonly used for putting greens, tee lines, fringe areas, foot paths, cart paths, common areas, and even complete golf courses to provide a uniform and low-maintenance playing surface.

There are numerous benefits to using artificial grass on Fresno commercial golf courses:

Low maintenance: Artificial grass needs minimal maintenance compared to natural grass which saves time and money on mowing, watering, and fertilizing.

Consistency: Synthetic turf offers a consistent playing surface all year, whatever the Fresno weather conditions, offering a high-quality experience for golfers.

Durability: Southwest Greens artificial grass is engineered to withstand heavy foot traffic and use, making it perfect for commercial golf settings.

Water conservation: Because artificial grass doesn't require watering, it conserves water resources which makes it the environmentally friendly choice.

Customization: Southwest Greens offers numerous synthetic turf options and designs, allowing you to customize the look and feel of your Fresno golf course to fit your one-of-a-kind needs and preferences.
Yes, artificial grass is the perfect choice for putting greens in commercial golf settings. Southwest Greens putting greens are specially designed to mimic the performance characteristics of live grass, offering a consistent and smooth surface for Fresno golfers to refine their putting skills.
While natural grass presents its own special characteristics, Southwest Greens’ artificial grass is crafted to closely recreate the look, feel, and performance of natural grass. Our synthetic turf products offer renowned playability and performance, giving a consistent surface for Fresno golfers of all skill levels. Ask a Southwest Greens representative to see the B.A.R. testing on playability.
Yes, artificial grass can be installed on existing Fresno golf courses to replace traditional grass or improve specific areas such as putting greens, tee lines, and fringe areas. Southwest Greens installation experts will work with you to assess your golf course's needs and help determine the best technique for incorporating artificial grass into your existing layout.

Artificial grass from Southwest Greens is made to be highly durable and long-lasting, with a lifespan of 15-20 years or more with basic maintenance. Maintenance requirements are minimal and usually involve brushing occasionally to remove the build up of debris and ensure optimal performance.

Yes, Southwest Greens artificial grass is safe for golfers and the environment alike. Our synthetic turf products are made from non-toxic materials and don’t require toxic pesticides or fertilizers, making them an ecologically-friendly choice. Furthermore, our turf is designed to give excellent traction and shock absorption, reducing the risk of injury to golfers.
Yes, artificial grass is a fantastic way to minimize water usage on Fresno commercial golf courses. Because synthetic turf doesn't require watering, it helps conserve local water resources which reduces irrigation costs, making it a sustainable option for Fresno golf course owners and operators.

Southwest Greens' artificial grass is manufactured with industry-leading technology and the highest quality materials to provide superior performance, durability, and aesthetics. Our synthetic turf products face rigorous testing to ensure they meet the highest standards for playability, safety, and environmental sustainability.

To begin installing artificial grass on your commercial golf course in Fresno, contact Southwest Greens to schedule a consultation with one of our Fresno turf professionals. We will work with you to assess your needs, review your options, and develop a tailored solution to meet your budget and timeline.

Typically, turf ends up in landfills, which uses valuable space. However, Southwest Greens offers a more eco-friendly choice through our recycling program. The Shaw Green Edge Recycling Program will take back the turf that has been removed, and we can repurpose it in several ways.
The Shaw Green Edge is Shaw Industries' dedication to crafting gorgeous and eco-friendly flooring products and artificial turf surfaces. It drives all our actions, promoting strong ethical standards and preservation of our planet's resources, along with the recycling of raw materials and the creation of products that can be remanufactured time after time.
Our investment in cutting-edge infrastructure like our Re2E (Reclaim to Energy) plant in Dalton, Georgia. Here, we use recycled ground surfaces, including fibers from artificial turf, to create power for our production facilities.

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

The sand and rubber infill are meticulously taken out from the turf, washed, and recycled. It can be reused in future projects or as materials for other products, minimizing waste.

Livability is a benchmarking system used by our team to ensure our products meet high standards for material and environmental health. Different products have varying classifications of measure, but all must meet high expectations for client safety. We consider durability, temperature, UV resistance, and ecological impact to offer the maximum value and performance.
Our products are crafted with eco-friendliness in mind. They’re non-toxic, sustainable and recyclable, with a reduced carbon footprint. Additionally, they’re 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 reducing water, energy, and emissions intensity. We work together to focus on sustainability and highlight opportunities to make a better future through innovation and partnerships.
Artificial tee lines and tee mats are synthetic surfaces designed to imitate natural grass areas for golf use. They give a hard-wearing, low-maintenance alternative to traditional grass, fit for driving ranges, golf courses, and home use.
Artificial tee lines and tee mats are typically made from premium synthetic fibers including nylon or polypropylene. Such materials are used for their durability, resilience, and ability to replicate the feel and performance of real grass.

Artificial tee lines and tee mats provide numerous advantages, including:

  • Durability: Withstand frequent use and extreme weather.
  • Low Maintenance: Require minimal upkeep compared to real grass.
  • Consistent Performance: Offer a consistent golfing surface year-round.
  • Budget-friendly: Lower costs tied to watering, mowing, and fertilizer application.


Absolutely, most artificial tee mats are designed to be suitable for real golf tees. They usually have a heavy, tufted construction that firmly holds tees stable, allowing for a realistic golfing experience.

Setting up generally involves:

  1. Surface Preparation: Remove debris from and level the ground in which the tee line or mat will be set up.
  2. Base Layer: Lay a base layer of crushed stone or gravel to ensure proper drainage.
  3. Mat Placement: Place the golf mat on top of the base layer, confirming a tight fit.
  4. Securing: Secure the mat using appropriate fasteners to prevent shifting.

It’s highly encouraged having a professional do the installation. See how we install it here.

Upkeep is easy and includes:

  • Regular Cleaning: Remove debris and clean with water to ensure a clean surface.
  • Inspection: Regularly check for any damage or wear and address issues promptly.
  • Revitalization: Periodically lift the fibers with a electric broom to retain the vertical position

Absolutely, artificial tee mats are engineered with safety in mind. Tee mats provide a secure and consistent golfing surface, minimizing the chance of injuries associated with rough or worn natural grass.
Top-grade artificial tee lines and tee mats are engineered to withstand various types of weather, such as extreme heat, rainstorms, and freezing conditions. They are UV-stabilized to stop fading and deterioration from prolonged sun exposure.
The lifespan of artificial tee lines and tee mats depends on the how often they are used and the quality of the components. Typically, they remain functional between 5 to 10 years with appropriate maintenance.
Absolutely, artificial tee mats can be customized in size, depth, and design to fit individual needs. Get in touch to explore personalized choices!