December 15, 2020

Your guide to finding the right artificial grass for your business or property.

There are a myriad reasons folks think about artificial lawns. For starters, it can be arduous and expensive to maintain sizable amounts of grass. Specifically if you wish for your business, event space, or residence to catch the eye. Keeping grass voluptuous and green entails time and money to water, fertilize, and reseed. Moreover, even after all that care, sudden weather conditions can demolish a perfectly manicured lawn. This is why many businesses and individuals alike have turned to artificial grass as a solution to the effort, high water bills and equipment cost, as well as the angst that comes with managing beautiful lawns. Though deciding upon artificial grass for a landscaping project demands an up-front cost, it can save you a ton in the long haul.

When looking into artificial turf, the first concept that comes to mind may be golf courses or personal putting greens, but while synthetic putting turf requires short, dense blades that keep a golf ball on its course, the monochromatic, flat putting turf doesn’t have all of the attributes needed to succeed a genuine grass lawn.

Real grass is wavy, lush, and multi-toned, and putting turf just won’t make it for open spaces. If you want to spruce up your grass, there are a lot of choices to ponder that can provide an appropriate aesthetic replacement for genuine grass.

But why choose synthetic grass?

A reduced water bill and the money retained by ignoring fertilizers and sprays already make an excellent case for using synthetic grass, especially for large spaces. However, one of the most frustrating parts of trying to maintain a natural grass lawn is damage caused by weather and heavy foot traffic.

“Keep off the grass” signs are so cliché and aren’t as practical as we wish they were anyway. It only takes a couple rule-breakers can cause patches of downtrodden grass that can make a superbly maintained lawn look bad. The perks of artificial grass for residential and commercial spaces include:

  • Next to no maintenance required
  • Durable and resistant to flattening in high-traffic areas
  • Environmentally-friendly by cutting water usage
  • Stays lush and green in all seasons and weather conditions
  • No need for potentially harmful fertilizers and pesticides
  • Lower cost for care and/or saved time

But why choose synthetic grass?

If you run to your local box store and pick up some artificial turf, you’ll recognize that it looks unnaturally shiny. A lot of the synthetic grass on the market today is made using fibers that are simply shaped like natural grass in single, straight blades. While this design keeps true to the shape of individual blades of grass, sometimes (especially when cheaper materials are used), this design can be too reflective and create a plastic-like shimmer. Creating a solution to this problem by choosing a product that deals with light reflection is an excellent start to picking the right artificial grass product for your project. Our own artificial turf product Bolt solves this issue with lightning bolt-shaped blades that brilliantly reflect light in a way that simulates the luster of natural grass, avoiding that plastic look altogether.


Another problem that you can stumble across with cheaper artificial turf is its color. Genuine grass is never just “green.” There are all types of colors and tones that make natural grass look so, well, real. Locating a brand of artificial grass that can supply you with the right colors to copy the shade of green grass that grows in your area is principal when picking what to buy.

The idea of changing to artificial grass is to save you time and money while showing off the best lawn ever. It’s essential to make certain that your lawn’s color doesn’t look fake among your area. Finding a supplier that gives you choices is very important, and Southwest Greens has a ton to select from. The Bolt line of artificial turf incorporate Bolt Landscape as well Bolt Natural, which both come in a wide array of colors, including blends, so you can find the perfect fit for your grass in Fresno. While Bolt Landscape provides more color options, Bolt Natural uses a patented triple-fiber design giving a Bolt Natural lawn more color variance and a very natural look that is unique in the synthetic grass market.

Regardless of what kind of aesthetic you’re seeking for your establishment, if you’re thinking artificial turf, you can find the best match for your grass with Bolt.