March 30, 2022

Your guide to choosing the perfect artificial grass for your Atlanta business or yard.


There are quite a few reasons people think about artificial lawns. To begin with, it can be tiresome and costly to maintain large spaces of natural grass. Especially if you want your event space, residence, or business to shine. Getting grass full and green takes effort, money, and time to water, reseed, and fertilize. Then, even after all the work, severe weather conditions can destroy a perfectly manicured lawn. This is one example of why many businesses and individuals alike have switched to artificial grass solve the exertion, high water bills, equipment cost, and the stress that comes along with maintaining stand-out lawns. Even though purchasing artificial grass for a landscaping project requires a more expensive up-front cost, it’ll save you money in the long haul.

When you consider artificial turf, your first thought that comes to mind may be golf courses or backyard putting greens. However, while synthetic putting turf needs short, dense blades that keep a golf ball on its path, the monochromatic, flat putting turf doesn’t provide all of the aspects necessary to replace a genuine grass lawn.

Natural grass is flowy, lush, and multi-toned, and putting turf is not a good choice when covering large areas. Suppose you want to dress your lawn to impress. In that case, there are plenty of other options to consider that can give you a better aesthetic replacement for genuine grass.


A reduced water bill and the money saved by no longer needing fertilizers and pesticides are a great case for choosing synthetic grass, even more so for large properties. Additionally, one of the most frustrating factors in maintaining a genuine grass lawn is damage from weather and heavy foot traffic.

“Keep off the grass” signs are so cliché and are not as effective as we want them to be anyway. Sadly, it takes just a few inattentive guests can cause patches of downtrodden grass that can make a perfect lawn look terrible.

The benefits of artificial grass for residential and commercial spaces include:

  • Virtually no maintenance necessary
  • Durable and resistant to getting flattened in high-traffic areas
  • Environmentally friendly through reduced water usage
  • Always 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


If you go to your local big-box store and look at some artificial turf, you will see that it looks unnaturally shiny. This is because a good deal of the synthetic grass on the market today is manufactured using fibers that are shaped like grass in single, straight blades. Even though this design is true to the shape of individual grass blades, oftentimes (especially when using cheaper materials), this design can be too reflective and result in a plasticky shimmer.

Choosing a resolution to this problem by choosing a product that handles light reflection is a good start to selecting the perfect artificial grass product for your project. Our Bolt artificial turf product line addresses this problem with blades shaped like lightning bolts that brilliantly reflect light in a way mimicking the luster of natural grass that avoids that plasticky look entirely.

Another issue that you may run into with cheaper artificial turf is its color. Genuine grass isn’t ever just “green.” There are all kinds of colors and tones that make real grass look so, well, real. Choosing a brand of artificial grass that will deliver the right colors to mimic the shade of green grass growing in Atlanta is crucial when determining what to purchase.

The reason you’re choosing artificial grass is so you can save time and money and having the most attractive lawn in Atlanta. It is essential to be sure that your lawn's color doesn't make it stick out like a sore thumb. Selecting a supplier that gives you options is very important, and Southwest Greens of Atlanta has many options to choose from.


Bolt Capturing the Essence  

Out of all the options we have available, we definitely suggest looking at our Bolt collection if you want the most realistic looking lawn. Their lightning bolt-shaped angles reflect light for a lower luster and more natural-looking lawn—while giving you a long-lasting solution with way less maintenance.

Bolt Natural

Bolt Natural turf by Southwest Greens of Atlanta
Bolt Natural 42
301 - Olive

Bolt Natural employs our patented method of sewing three strands through a single needle, offering you over 30% more visible ends and more color contrast. The lush, vibrant, heavy fibers provide a natural look that is hard to come by elsewhere. See the Bolt  Natural turf options here.

Bolt Landscape

Bolt Landscape turf by Southwest Greens of Atlanta
301 - Fresh Green / Green-Green Thatch

Bolt technology simply means you have the best in looks and durability. Our performance-grade fibers are manufactured with better spring-back and reduced sheen for natural-looking lawn turf. Additionally, wear testing has shown Bolt is twice as resilient as regular yarn—offering the most durable fibers for lawn applications is a breakthrough in the marketplace. Look at our Bolt Landscape turf options.


While Bolt Landscape offers more colors, Bolt Natural has the patented triple-fiber design giving a Bolt Natural lawn more color variance and a remarkably natural appearance that’s very hard to find in the synthetic grass market. Whatever kind of style you are going for your establishment, you’ll get the perfect match for your grass with Bolt if you are thinking of artificial turf.

Contact us today for a free consultation so you can 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.