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 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.

Southwest Greens’ backyard putting greens are crafted using premier artificial turf specifically designed for longevity, performance, and appearance. We use state-of-the-art technology to create authentic surfaces that imitate that recreate the characteristics of live grass. Endorsed by pro golfers across the PGA and LIV Tours.

How long it takes to install depends on numerous factors like the size and complication of the project. Typically, our skilled installation team works swiftly to complete the installation process in one the week, minimizing interruption of your schedule.

Yes, Southwest Greens' backyard putting greens are crafted to handle various weather conditions, meaning they are suitable for a wide range of climates. Our putting green turf is UV resistant and built to stand up to extended exposure to sunlight, rain, and other environmental elements. You do not have to cover it with a tarp over the Los Angeles and Southern California winter months (snow). Even if covered, a professional maintenance is recommended after the snow melts, typically early 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 remove debris, and keeping the surface free of leaves and other organic debris are typically all that's necessary to keep your putting green in ideal condition. See the guide here.

Absolutely, we offer customization options to tailor your backyard putting green to your needs and available space. From size and shape to fringe and contouring, our team works closely with you to create a putting green that complements your outdoor landscape and meets your specific needs.

Definitely! Our artificial grass products are pet-friendly and manufactured to endure the abuse of regular use, including playful pets. Plus, unlike live grass, our turf doesn't need harmful pesticides or fertilizers, making it safe for your furry friends. Though backyard putting greens aren’t recommended for pets, you can install pet turf in the yard 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 provide years of fun for you and your family. Our earliest installations are over 20 years old and have kept the vibrant green color and texture of live grass.

Installing a backyard putting green in your Los Angeles and Southern California home provides several benefits, including convenient access to practice facilities, improving your golf skills, enhanced property value, reduced water consumption, and a beautiful outdoor space to entertain and play.

Yes. Our backyard putting greens are designed 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 natural 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 know that space may be an issue for many Los Angeles and Southern California homeowners. Southwest Greens’ putting surfaces are designed to be practical even in tight spaces. With our professional design and installation services, you can have the convenience of golf pracice anytime, right in your backyard. Most backyard putting greens are 300-800 ft2, which give you great space for puttingand even short “chip shots”.

While it is possible to build your own backyard putting green, the process has many challenges. Artificial putting greens, though easier to maintain, demand specialized turf products and infill designed just for golf greens, along with a large amount of equipment and expertise for proper installation.

The cost of a Southwest Greens golf green is dependent on numerous things, including the size, design complexity, and site-specific considerations. Our team can provide you with a personalized quote based on your unique requirements. Contact us to investigate further about the cost of installing a premium backyard putting green from Southwest Greens of Southern California. See this guide to estimate your cost.

It’s easy to get started! Simply get in touch with us to schedule a consultation with one of our professional Los Angeles and Southern California team members. We will assess your outdoor space, discuss your preferences and vision, and provide a customized backyard putting green crafted to your needs and budget.

Artificial grass, also known as synthetic turf, is a surface manufactured from synthetic fibers designed to replicate the look and texture of live grass. In commercial golf settings, it is frequently used for putting greens, tee lines, fringe areas, walkways, cart paths, common areas, and even whole golf courses to give a uniform and low-maintenance playing surface.

There are numerous benefits to using artificial grass for Los Angeles and Southern California commercial golf courses:

Low maintenance: Artificial grass requires hardly any upkeep compared to natural grass, saving time and money on mowing, watering, and fertilizing.

Consistency: Synthetic turf provides a consistent playing surface all year long, no matter the Los Angeles and Southern California weather conditions, ensuring a high-quality experience for golfers.

Durability: Southwest Greens artificial grass is made to stand up to heavy foot traffic and use, making it perfect for commercial golf settings.

Water conservation: Since artificial grass doesn’t need watering, it conserves water resources which makes it the environmentally friendly choice.

Customization: Southwest Greens offers a variety of synthetic turf options and designs, letting you personalize the look and feel of your Los Angeles and Southern California golf course to suit your specific needs and preferences.
Yes, artificial grass is the perfect option for putting greens in commercial golf settings. Southwest Greens putting greens are specially manufactured to replicate the performance characteristics of live grass, providing a smooth and consistent surface for Los Angeles and Southern California golfers to home their putting skills.
While natural grass presents its own unique performance, artificial grass from Southwest Greens is designed to closely recreate the look, feel, and performance of live grass. Our synthetic turf products provide unmatched playability and performance, providing a consistent surface for Los Angeles and Southern California golfers of every skill level. Ask a Southwest Greens representative to learn more about B.A.R. testing on playability.
Yes, artificial grass can be installed on existing Los Angeles and Southern California golf courses to replace conventional grass or enhance specific areas like putting greens, tee lines, and fringe areas. Southwest Greens installation experts can work with you to assess your golf course's needs and determine the best approach for incorporating artificial grass into your existing layout.

Artificial grass from Southwest Greens is made to be extremely durable and long-lasting, with a 15-20 year lifespan or more with proper maintenance. Maintenance requirements are minimal and usually involve occasional brushing to remove debris and ensure optimal performance.

Yes, Southwest Greens artificial grass is safe for golfers and the environment alike. Our synthetic turf products are manufactured with non-toxic materials and do not require toxic pesticides or fertilizers which makes them an eco-friendly choice. Our turf is also designed to offer supurb traction and shock absorption, cutting the risk of injuries for golfers.
Yes, artificial grass is a fantastic way to minimize water usage on Los Angeles and Southern California commercial golf courses. Since synthetic turf doesn’t need watering, it helps conserve local water resources and reduce irrigation costs, making it a sustainable option for Los Angeles and Southern California golf course owners and operators.

Southwest Greens' artificial grass is manufactured using industry-leading technology and the highest quality materials providing unmatched performance, durability, and aesthetics. Our synthetic turf products undergo rigorous testing to ensure they meet the highest standards for playability, safety, and environmental sustainability.

To begin installing artificial grass on your commercial golf course in Los Angeles and Southern California, contact Southwest Greens to schedule a consultation with one of our Los Angeles and Southern California turf professionals. We'll work with you to determine your needs, discuss your options, and develop a tailored solution that meets your budget and timeline.

Usually, turf ends up in the landfill, taking up valuable space. However, Southwest Greens offers a more sustainable alternative through our recycling program. The Shaw Green Edge Recycling Program lets you return the turf once it has been removed, and we can recycle it in a variety of ways.
The Shaw Green Edge is Shaw Industries' dedication to making stunning and eco-friendly flooring products and synthetic turf surfaces. It influences all our actions, guaranteeing strong ethical standards and the conservation of energy and water, as well as the recycling of raw materials and the creation of products that can be reused time and again.
(We've invested in in state-of-the-art infrastructure like our Re2E (Reclaim to Energy) plant in Dalton, GA. Here, we utilize recovered ground surfaces, including artificial turf fibers, to generate energy for our manufacturing sites.

Or Course! Through highly technical processes, the entire artificial grass system can be reclaimed back into a resin state. This material is then formed or extruded into new flooring products such as mats, rugs, carpet backing, and resilient products, reducing the need for virgin materials.

The sand and rubber infill are carefully taken out from the synthetic turf, cleansed, and recycled. It can be reused in future fields or as materials for other products, limiting waste.

Livability is a benchmarking standard used by Southwest Greens to make sure our products meet outstanding standards for material and environmental health. Different products have differing categories of measure, but all must meet high expectations for consumer safety. We determine durability, temperature, UV resistance, and environmental impact to offer the best value and performance.
Our products are manufactured with environmental sustainability in mind. They’re non-toxic, sustainable and renewable, with a decreased carbon footprint. Further, they are dust-free, uncoated silica, and quartz-free, further minimizing their environmental impact.
As a division of Shaw Industries, Southwest Greens aligns with Shaw's dedication to cutting water, energy, and emissions intensity. We work together to focus on sustainability and highlight opportunities to create a brighter future through partnerships and innovation.