Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! Our advanced in-filled polypropylene synthetic turf products are made to function like natural golf course greens, so your ball will react with the same spin and true roll of a natural surface. Whether you're chipping in your backyard putting green from two yards or on our Nicklaus Designed course from 200 yards, our artificial putting greens will hold a shot as well as a natural grass green, making sure that your ball will not jump or waver as it would on a nylon surface
Since every project is different, the time required for installation is driven by factors like weather, landscaping requirements, and the complexity and size of the project. Schedules may also be affected by accessibility and site preparation needs. Please contact us for an estimate on your particular project.
Indoor or outdoor, the sky's the limit! Southwest Greens of Southern California provides custom design mastery for golf greens in a range of sizes and shapes for every client. Backyard golf greens for residential spaces are usually around 500 square feet, while artificial golf greens for commercial space or Nicklaus Design golf courses average 1,500 square feet. Our outdoor synthetic putting greens are custom-made for each client, taking into account available space as well as budget.
Artificial golf greens demand a high level of professionalism for design and installation. Since our beginnings in the golf industry in 1996, we have truly mastered the art of golf construction. Turf blending, undulations, breaks and bunkers name just a few of the design elements important for natural looking and rolling golf greens. With so many additional architectural features to consider over a more basic synthetic lawn, the cost of construction for our golf greens ranges from $20 to $25 per square foot, more or less based upon region, accessibility and features.
The superior quality of the materials we use is a crucially important factor in creating an excellent golf green. Our professional products offer the lush, natural green look of natural grass as well as the soft feel and true performance characteristics without the use of nylon and other typical materials used in many artificial golf greens.
Southwest Greens of Southern California is the acknowledged leader in the artificial turf industry. Our dedication to research and development allows us to offer the highest quality and most cutting-edge materials on the market today. With a range of turf products developed to synthesize the look and feel of genuine grass, our custom designs reflect the unique needs, climates and conditions of any area. All Southwest Greens of Southern California installers are required to have received national certifications, guaranteeing that products and professional workmanship will consistently be of the highest quality.

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

Southwest Greens of Southern California's first installations are 20 years old or older and continue to have the rich green color and texture of genuine grass. Our UV-resistant synthetic grass products look and perform like new because they are designed to withstand heavy traffic, harsh weather conditions and temperature fluctuations for all-season use. All installations come complete including a one-year workmanship warranty and manufacturer's warranty that covers fading.

Our synthetic turf is engineered to be used and is highly recommended in busy areas or for long-term sporting purposes

In most cases, artificial grass is dumped directly into landfills, using up precious space. Shaw offers an improved alternative through the Green Edge Recycling Program. Once synthetic grass is removed, we can repurpose it in a wide range of ways including sheet goods, rugs, carpet backing, mats and more.

Sand infill from the synthetic turf product is mechanically removed from the turf, separated and then put through a cleaning process. The filling can then be used in future fields or used as materials for different products.

Shaw has recycled more than half of a billion pounds of carpet since 2007 and opened two cutting-edge recycling facilities — Evergreen (nylon 6 recycling) and Re2E (Reclaim to Energy). Today, Shaw supplies hundreds of fully certified Cradle to Cradle flooring products.

Our synthetic turf products necessitate very little upkeep. For most artificial grass applications, using a leaf blower and water hose to remove lawn and pet debris is enough to keep the surface clean. For golf greens, routine maintenance by your local Southwest Greens of Southern California representative every 12-18 months is recommended; we will ensure smooth putts with consistent check-ups that include rolling the green and inspecting the areas around the cups for any adjustments.
Professional Southwest Greens of Southern California designers and installers are the only personnel qualified to design and install our artificial turf materials. DIY purchases are available with consultation but will void any installation warranty

There are quite a few reasons that artificial grass is an excellent option for Los Angeles and Southern California pet owners! First and foremost, it's much easier to maintain than natural grass — you won't have to worry about watering, saving you time and money. Additionally, synthetic grass is more resilient than natural grass, so it can withstand pets playing. Plus, artificial grass is chemical-free and non-toxic, making it healthy for your pets.

It’s very hard for fleas, ticks, and other pests to survive in the synthetic turf. While we can’t guarantee that your yard will be 100% pest-free, you can be sure they will be mostly eliminated. Because there isn’t any soil to support their nesting, you must keep an eye out for any collection of leaves or debris that might make a good breeding environment for fleas and ticks. As long as you clean your artificial lawn regularly, there will be very few pests.

Yes, our artificial grass looks and feels just like natural grass, so your pets will be able to enjoy it just as much a live lawn. They can romp around on the grass to their heart's content!

The artificial turf we offer is made to be resilient and able to withstand wear and tear, so it is capable of handling digging without becoming damaged. However, if your beloved animals are persistent diggers, we recommend taking measures to prevent them from digging through the artificial grass.

Definitely! Cleaning artificial grass is simple! You can simply hose it down with water to remove any dirt. For more thorough cleaning, you can use a specialized artificial grass cleaner and a brush to wash the grass. Take a look at our detailed cleaning guide for more information.

Artificial grass is odorless, so if any smells do occur, it’s usually caused by pet urine. 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. Our pet-turf system is designed to help get rid of odors, but there are steps you can take to ensure no smells remain. We advise you use a solution of equal parts water and vinegar to spray Fido’s favorite bathroom area. Let it dry to neutralize any unpleasant odor, if the our system was not used.
Our high-end artificial turf is designed to be durable and lasting, with a life expectancy of up to twenty years with adequate maintenance. However, the longevity of your grass may depend on factors such as the foot traffic and how well it's maintained. Our sun-protected synthetic turf products look and function like new because they are engineered to withstand lots of traffic, inclement weather, and temperature changes for all-year use. All placements come complete with a 1-year installation warranty and a maker's warranty that covers fading and discoloration.

The cost of synthetic grass for dogs can change depending on factors such as the dimensions of your yard and the variety of grass you choose. We offer a range of artificial grass solutions to fit different price ranges and needs, so we recommend contacting us for a customized quote.

While it's possible to install pet turf yourself, we recommend hiring a professional to ensure that the job is done accurately. Our team of experts can help you plan and install a pet-friendly synthetic grass solution that meets your particular preferences and preferences.