Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! Our innovative in-filled polypropylene artificial grass products are made to perform like natural golf course greens, so your ball will have the same spin and true roll of a genuine grass 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 hold 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
Because each project is different, the time required for installation is based upon factors like weather, landscaping requirements, and the complexity and size of the project. Timelines may also be influenced by accessibility and site preparation needs. Please contact us for an estimate on your particular project.
Inside or outside, the sky's the limit! Southwest Greens of Atlanta provides custom design mastery for golf greens in a range of sizes and designs for every client. Backyard synthetic greens for residential spaces average around 500 square feet, while artificial golf greens for commercial projects or Nicklaus Design golf courses average 1,500 square feet. Our outdoor synthetic putting greens are made uniquely for each client, taking into account available space as well as budget.
Synthetic golf turfs demand a high level of professionalism for design and installation. With our roots planted in the golf industry since 1996, we have truly perfected the art of golf construction. Turf blending, undulations, breaks and bunkers name just a few of the design elements important for authentic looking and rolling golf greens. With so many additional architectural features to consider over a more basic artificial turf, golf green construction cost averages from $20 to $25 per square foot, more or less depending on region, accessibility and features.
The high quality of the materials we use is a crucially important factor in creating an excellent golf green. Our quality products provide the rich, natural green look of genuine grass as well as the soft feel and true performance characteristics free of nylon and other typical materials used in many artificial golf greens.
Southwest Greens of Atlanta is the recognized front-runner in the synthetic turf industry. Our dedication to research and development enables us to supply the highest quality and most advanced materials on the market today. With an assortment of turf products developed to simulate the look and feel of genuine grass, our custom designs reflect the specific needs, climates and conditions of any area. All Southwest Greens of Atlanta installers are required to hold national certifications, guaranteeing that products and excellent workmanship will always be of the highest quality.

Will the artificial grass deteriorate over time? How long-lasting is the turf?

Southwest Greens of Atlanta's first installations are 20 years old or older and have maintained the vivid green color and texture of natural grass. Our UV-resistant synthetic turf products look and perform like new because they are crafted to withstand heavy traffic, harsh weather conditions and temperature fluctuations for year-round use. All installations come complete with a one-year workmanship warranty and manufacturer's warranty that includes fading.

Our synthetic turf is designed to be used and is highly recommended in high-traffic areas or for long-term sporting purposes

In most instances, artificial turf is disposed of directly into landfills, using up precious space. Shaw offers a better alternative through the Green Edge Recycling Program. Once synthetic turf is removed, we can repurpose it in several different ways including sheet goods, rugs, carpet backing, mats and more.

Sand infill from the synthetic turf product is mechanically taken out 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 new products.

Shaw has recycled over 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 artificial grass products necessitate very little upkeep. For most synthetic grass applications, using a leaf blower and water hose to clear lawn and pet debris is sufficient to keep the surface clean. For golf greens, normal maintenance by your local Southwest Greens of Atlanta representative every 12-18 months is recommended; we will guarantee smooth putts with consistent check-ups that include rolling the green and inspecting the areas around the cups for any adjustments.
Highly trained Southwest Greens of Atlanta engineers and installers are the only personnel qualified to design and install our synthetic turf materials. DIY purchases are available with consultation but will void any installation warranty

There are many reasons why artificial grass is a great option for Atlanta pet owners! First, it's much easier to keep up than natural grass — you won't have to worry about fertilizing, saving you time and money. Additionally, artificial grass is more durable than natural grass, so it can withstand heavy foot traffic. Plus, synthetic grass is non-toxic and chemical-free, making it safe for your pets.

It's not easy for fleas, ticks, and other pests to live in the synthetic grass. While we can’t guarantee that your yard will be entirely pest-free, you can be sure they will be virtually eliminated. Because there isn’t any soil to support their nesting, you must keep an eye out for any buildup of leaves or debris that can make a good breeding environment for ticks and fleas. As long as you maintain your artificial lawn regularly, there will be very few pests.

Yes, our artificial grass has the appearance and texture of natural grass, so your four-legged companions will be able to play on it like they would a regular grass lawn. They can romp around on the grass to their heart's content!

Our synthetic grass is made to be durable and able to withstand damage, so it is able to tolerate digging without becoming damaged. However, if your beloved animals are relentless differs, we recommend taking measures to discourage them from digging through the artificial grass.

Definitely! 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 brush to wash the grass. Take a look at our detailed 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. Southwest Green's pet-turf system is designed to help neutralize odors, but there are steps you can take to ensure there are no lingering odors remain. We advise you use a solution of equal parts water 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 top-quality artificial turf is designed to be durable and durable, with a life expectancy of up to twenty years with adequate maintenance. However, the lifespan of your grass may depend on factors such as the amount of foot traffic it receives and how well it's maintained. Our UV-resistant synthetic turf products look and function like new because they are engineered to withstand frequent use, weather extremes, and temperature fluctuations for all-year use. All installs come complete with a one-year labor warranty and a manufacturer's warranty that covers fading.

The cost of synthetic grass for pets can change depending on factors such as the size of your yard and the type of grass you choose. We offer a range of artificial grass solutions to fit different financial plans and needs, so we suggest reaching out to us for a customized quote.

While it's possible to put in pet turf on your own, we recommend employing a expert to ensure that the job is done properly. Our professional team can help you create and put in place a pet-friendly synthetic grass solution that meets your specific needs and taste.

Our backyard putting greens are made with high-quality synthetic turf specifically made for durability, performance, and aesthetics. We utilize cutting-edge technology to create realistic surfaces that replicate the traits of real grass. Supported by pro golfers in the PGA and LIV Tours.

How long it takes to install depends on various considerations like the size and complexity of the project. Typically, our professional installation team works efficiently to complete the installation process within a week, ensuring minimal disruption to your schedule.

Yes, Southwest Greens' backyard putting greens are designed to handle many weather conditions, meaning they are suitable for most climates. Our putting green turf is UV resistant and built to endure prolonged exposure to sunlight, rain, and other environmental elements. You do not need to cover it with a tarp during the Atlanta winter seasons (snow), even if it is covered, a professional maintenance is still recommended after the last of the snow melts, around the first months of spring.

Maintaining your backyard putting green is effortless and requires very little effort. Regular brushing to avoid matting to the fringe, occasional rinsing with water to get rid of debris, and keeping the surface free of leaves and other organic matter are typically all that is necessary to keep your putting green in top condition. See our guide here.

Yes, we offer customization options to personalize your backyard putting green to your needs and space requirements. From size and shape to fringe and contouring, our desgners work closely with you to create a putting green that fits well with your outdoor landscape and meets your specific needs.

Absolutely! Our artificial grass products are pet-friendly and manufactured to withstand the abuse of daily use, including playful pets. Plus, unlike live grass, our turf doesn't require harmful pesticides or fertilizers, making it safe for your four-legged friends. 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 years to come with proper care and maintenance. With recommended upkeep and occasional grooming, you can expect your putting green to offer years of enjoyment for you and your family. Our initial installations are now more than 20 years old and have kept the rich green color and texture of genuine grass.

Installing a backyard putting green in your Atlanta home offers several benefits, including convenient access to practice facilities, improved golf skills, increased property value, less water consumption, and a visually appealing outdoor space for entertainment and leisure.

Yes. Our backyard putting greens are engineered to respond like an organic bent grass or bermuda green. Whether you are chipping from 2 to 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 us how our playability tools set the B.A.R.

We understand that space may be an issue for many Atlanta homeowners. Our putting surfaces are made to work even in limited areas. With our expert installation and design services, you can get the convenience of golf pracice anytime, right in your backyard. Most backyard putting greens are 300-800 square feet, which offer great space for puttingand even short “chip shots”.

While it’spossible to build your own backyard putting green, the process comes with significant challenges. Artificial putting greens, while easier to maintain, require specialized turf products and infill designed just for golf greens, along with a considerable amount of equipment and expertise to guarantee a proper installation.

How much a Southwest Greens golf green costs is dependent on numerous things, such as the size, how complex the design, and site-specific considerations. Our team can provide you with a tailored quote depending on your specialized requirements. Contact us to investigate further about the cost of installing a premium backyard putting green from Southwest Greens of Atlanta. See this guide to estimate your cost.

Getting started is easy! Simply get in touch with us to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced Atlanta team members. We'll review your outdoor space, learn about your vision and preferences, and offer a personalized backyard putting green made to your needs and budget.

Artificial grass, also referred to as synthetic turf, is a surface manufactured from synthetic fibers designed to resemble the appearance and feel of live grass. In commercial golf settings, it is often used for putting greens, tee lines, fringe areas, walkways, cart paths, common areas, and even complete golf courses to give a uniform and low-maintenance playing surface.

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

Low maintenance: Artificial grass requires hardly any upkeep unlike natural grass which will save you time and money on mowing, watering, and fertilizing.

Consistency: Synthetic turf provides a consistent playing surface all year, no matter the Atlanta weather conditions, ensuring a high-quality golfing experience.

Durability: Southwest Greens artificial grass is engineered to withstand heavy foot traffic and frequent use which makes it the best choice for commercial golf settings.

Water conservation: Since artificial grass does not need watering, it helps conserve water resources, making it an environmentally friendly choice.

Customization: Southwest Greens offers a variety of synthetic turf products and designs, which allows you to personalize the look and feel of your Atlanta golf course to fit your unique needs and preferences.
Yes, artificial grass is a fantastic choice for putting greens in commercial golf settings. Southwest Greens putting greens are specially manufactured to recreate the performance characteristics of natural grass, giving you a smooth and consistent surface for Atlanta golfers to refine their putting skills.
While natural grass presents its own unique performance, artificial grass from Southwest Greens is designed to closely replicate the look, feel, and performance of natural grass. Our synthetic turf products provide renowned playability and performance, offering a consistent surface for Atlanta golfers of all skill levels. Ask a Southwest Greens representative to see the B.A.R. testing on playability.
Of course! Artificial grass can be installed on existing Atlanta golf courses to replace live grass or enhance specific areas such as putting greens, tee lines, and fringe areas. Southwest Greens installation experts can help you assess your golf course's needs and figure out the best approach for incorporating artificial grass into your current layout.

Southwest Greens artificial grass is made to be extremely durable and long-lasting, with a 15-20 year lifespan or more with recommended maintenance. Maintenance requirements are easy and typically involve brushing the turf from time to time to remove debris to ensure optimal performance.

Yes, artificial grass from Southwest Greens is safe for golfers and the environment alike. Our synthetic turf products are manufactured from non-toxic materials and do not have to have harmful pesticides or fertilizers, making them an eco-friendly choice. Furthermore, our turf is designed to provide excellent traction and shock absorption, reducing the injury risk to golfers.
Yes, artificial grass is an excellent way to minimize water usage on Atlanta commercial golf courses. Since synthetic turf doesn’t need watering, it helps conserve local water resources, reducing irrigation costs, making artificial grass a sustainable option for Atlanta golf course owners and operators.

Southwest Greens' artificial grass is engineered with industry-leading technology and the highest quality materials providing unmatched performance, durability, and aesthetics. Our synthetic turf products go through rigorous testing to make sure they meet the highest standards for playability, safety, and environmental sustainability.

To get started with installing artificial grass on your commercial golf course in Atlanta, contact Southwest Greens to schedule a consultation with one of our Atlanta turf professionals. We'll work with you to determine your needs, talk about your options, and draft a customized solution to fit your budget and timeline.

Usually, turf ends up in the landfill, wasting limited space. However, Southwest Greens offers a more environmentally conscious alternative with our recycling program. The Shaw Green Edge Recycling Program lets you return the turf that has been removed, and we can repurpose it in numerous ways.
The Shaw Green Edge is Shaw Industries' dedication to crafting beautiful and sustainable flooring solutions and synthetic turf surfaces. It drives all our actions, promoting high ethical standards and the conservation of energy and water, along with the recycling of raw materials and the manufacture of products that can be reused time after time.
Investing in in cutting-edge infrastructure like our Re2E (Reclaim to Energy) plant in Dalton, GA. Here, we make use of recycled ground surfaces, including turf fibers, to make energy for our manufacturing locations.

Or Course! Through sophisticated processes, the entire synthetic grass system can be reclaimed back into their resin state. This material is then shaped or extruded into new floor coverings such as resilient products, rugs, mats, and carpet backing, decreasing the need for new raw materials.

The rubber infill and sand are thoroughly extracted from the synthetic turf, cleansed, and repurposed. It can be reused in future projects or as materials for other items, limiting waste.

Livability is a benchmarking standard Southwest Greens uses to ensure our products meet high standards for material and environmental health. Different products have varying types of measure, but all must meet high expectations for consumer safety. We determine durability, temperature, UV resistance, and environmental impact to offer the maximum value and performance.
The products we offer are crafted with eco-friendliness in mind. They are non-toxic, sustainable and renewable, with a decreased carbon footprint. Further, they’re dust-free, uncoated silica, and quartz-free, further lowering their environmental impact.
As a division of Shaw Industries, Southwest Greens aligns with Shaw's commitment to reducing water, energy, and emissions intensity. Together, we focus on sustainability and find opportunities to form a brighter future through partnerships and innovation.