December 15, 2020

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

There are many reasons folks consider artificial lawns. To begin with, it can be tiring and pricey to maintain giant ranges of grass. Notably if you want your business, event space, or residence to stand out. Keeping grass luscious and green demands time and money to water, fertilize, and reseed. Not to mention, even after all that care, unexpected weather conditions can ruin a perfectly manicured lawn. This is why many businesses and individuals alike have resorted to artificial grass as an answer to the effort, high water bills and equipment cost, as well as the apprehension that comes with sustaining beautiful lawns. Though deciding upon artificial grass for a landscaping project requires an up-front cost, it can save you a ton in the long haul.

When debating about artificial turf, the first thought that comes to mind may be golf courses or personal putting greens, but while synthetic putting turf has to have short, dense blades that keep a golf ball on its course, the monochromatic, flat putting turf doesn’t have all of the qualities needed to replace a genuine grass lawn.

Real grass is wavy, lush, and multi-toned, and putting turf just doesn’t fit the bill for open spaces. If you want to spruce up your grass, there are a ton of alternatives to contemplate that can yield a fitting aesthetic replacement for genuine grass.

But why choose synthetic grass?

A lower water bill and the money retained by excluding fertilizers and sprays already make a great case for using synthetic grass, particularly for large lawns. Still, one of the most disheartening parts of trying to maintain a real 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. Even just a handful of rule-breakers can cause strips of downtrodden grass that can make a superbly maintained lawn look unprofessional. The benefits 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 go to your local box store and buy some artificial turf, you’ll recognize that it looks unnaturally shiny. A lot of the synthetic grass on the market today is constructed using fibers that are simply shaped like natural grass in single, straight blades. While this lay out keeps true to the shape of individual blades of grass, occasionally (especially when cheaper materials are used), this design can be too reflective and produce a plastic-like shine. Creating a solution to this problem by choosing a product that deals with light reflection is a great start to picking the right artificial grass product for your project. Our own artificial turf product Bolt solves this dilemma with lightning bolt-shaped blades that brilliantly reflect light in a way that mimics the luster of natural grass, avoiding that plastic look altogether.


A different problem that you can find with lower quality artificial turf is its color. Genuine grass is never just “green.” There are all kinds of colors and tones that make real grass look so, well, real. Locating a brand of artificial grass that can serve you with the right colors to match 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 exhibiting the best lawn in town. It’s critical to make sure that your lawn’s color doesn’t make it the odd one out. Finding a company that gives you choices is very important, and Southwest Greens has a whole lot to select from. The Bolt line of artificial turf encompasses Bolt Landscape as well Bolt Natural, which both come in a wide array of colors, incorporating blends, so you can find the perfect fit for your grass in Atlanta. While Bolt Landscape produces more color options, Bolt Natural uses a patented triple-fiber design giving a Bolt Natural lawn more color variance and a very natural appearance that can be uncommon in the synthetic grass market.

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