Your guide to finding the ideal artificial grass for your Fresno business or property.
There are lots of reasons to choose artificial lawns. First, maintaining large spaces of organic grass can be hard work and costly. Even more so if you want your business, event space, or residence to stand out. Getting your grass full and green takes time, effort, and money to reseed, water, and fertilize. Additionally, even after all the effort, unforeseen weather events can ruin a well-maintained lawn. This is exactly why so many home and business owners alike have decided on artificial grass to end the effort, high water bills, equipment cost, and the angst that comes along with keeping up gorgeous lawns. Though installing artificial grass for a landscaping project has a higher up-front cost, it can save you a ton in the long haul.
When you consider artificial turf, the first thought that comes to mind may be golf courses or personal putting greens. However, while artificial putting turf has short, dense blades that keep a golf ball rolling true, the flat, monochromatic putting turf does not provide all of the aspects needed to replace a genuine grass lawn.
Natural grass is flowy, lush, and multi-colored, and putting turf is not a good choice when covering large areas. If you want to dress your lawn to impress, there are plenty of other options to think about that will get you a proper looking replacement for genuine grass.
HOW WILL SYNTHETIC GRASS HELP?
A lower water bill and the money saved by omitting fertilizers and pesticides are a strong case for choosing synthetic grass, and even more for large properties. Additionally, one of the most infuriating parts of keeping up a traditional grass lawn is damage as a result of weather and heavy foot traffic.
“Keep off the grass” signs are so cliché and are not as effective as we hope anyway. Sadly, even just a few rule-breakers can cause areas of trampled grass that can make a perfectly manicured lawn look unprofessional.
The benefits of artificial grass for residential and commercial spaces include:
- Next to no maintenance required
- Durable and resistant to getting flattened in high-traffic areas
- Environmentally friendly from less water usage
- Looks lush and green in all seasons and weather conditions
- No need for potentially harmful fertilizers and pesticides
- Lower cost for care and/or save time
CAN ARTIFICIAL TURF LOOK AS NATURAL AS REAL GRASS?
If you go to your local mega-mart and look at some artificial turf, you’ll notice that it looks artificial and shiny. This is because a lot of the synthetic grass available today is manufactured using fibers simply shaped like grass in single, straight blades. Even though this design is true to the shape of individual blades of grass, oftentimes (especially when using cheaper materials), this design can be too reflective and result in a plastic-like shimmer.
Selecting a solution to this issue by choosing a product that addresses light reflection is a great start to ensuring the perfect artificial grass product for your project. Our Bolt artificial turf product line solves this issue with lightning bolt-shaped blades that brilliantly reflect light in a way replicating the luster of natural grass which avoids that plasticky look entirely.
Another challenge that you may run into with lower cost artificial turf is its color. Traditional grass is never just “green.” There are an array of colors and tones that make real grass look so, well, real. Selecting a brand of artificial grass that can provide the right colors to simulate the shade of green grass growing in Fresno is paramount when choosing what to get.
The justification in making the switch to artificial grass is to save you time and money all while having the most attractive lawn in Fresno. It's critical to make sure that your lawn's color doesn't make it look out of place. Selecting a supplier that gives you options is very important, and Southwest Greens of Fresno has many options for you.
SOUTHWEST GREENS CHOICES
Out of all the collections we have available, we highly recommend checking out our Bolt collection if you want the most realistic looking lawn. Bolt’s lightning bolt-shaped angles reflect light that gives a lower luster and more authentic-looking lawn—all while creating a long-lasting solution with far less maintenance.
Bolt Natural 42
301 - Olive
Bolt Natural utilizes our patented method of sewing three strands through one needle, providing the consumer with over 30% more visible ends and more color contrast. The lush, vibrant, heavy fibers create a natural look that is hard to come by anywhere else. Look at the Bolt Natural turf options here.
301 - Fresh Green / Green-Green Thatch
Bolt technology means you have the best in durability and looks. Performance-grade fibers are constructed with better spring-back and reduced sheen for natural-looking lawn turf. In addition, wear testing has shown twice the resilience as conventional yarn—providing the most durable fibers for lawn applications is revolutionary in the industry. Look at our Bolt Landscape turf options.
WHICH IS RIGHT FOR YOU?
Though Bolt Landscape offers more choice of colors, Bolt Natural has the patented triple-fiber design giving a Bolt Natural lawn more color variation and an exceptionally natural appearance that’s so uncommon in the synthetic grass market. Whatever kind of look you are seeking for your lawn, if you’re considering artificial turf, you will discover the perfect match for your grass with Bolt.
Contact us now for a free consultation to get the best artificial grass in the industry.
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in December 2020 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.