December 15, 2020

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

There are a myriad reasons people examine artificial lawns. To begin with, it can be tiresome and expensive to maintain massive spaces of grass. Especially if you desire for your business, event space, or residence to be the talk of the town. Keeping grass luscious and green requires time and money to water, fertilize, and reseed. Not to mention, even after all that care, unpredictable weather conditions can demolish a perfectly manicured lawn. This is why many businesses and individuals alike have turned to artificial grass as an answer to the effort, high water bills and equipment cost, as well as the anxiety that comes with sustaining beautiful lawns. Though picking artificial grass for a landscaping project demands an up-front cost, it can save you a ton in the long haul.

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

Real grass is wavy, lush, and multi-toned, and putting turf just isn’t the right product for huge spaces. If you want to spruce up your grass, there are plenty of other options to ponder that can create a proper aesthetic replacement for genuine grass.

But why choose synthetic grass?

A lower water bill and the money retained by ignoring fertilizers and sprays already make a great case for using synthetic grass, especially for large lawns. Still, one of the most disheartening parts of trying to maintain a natural grass lawn is damage caused by weather and heavy foot traffic.

“Keep off the grass” signs are so cliché and aren’t as effective as we wish they were anyway. Even just a few rule-breakers can cause chunks of downtrodden grass that can make a perfectly maintained lawn look bad. 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 get some artificial turf, you’ll notice that it looks unnaturally shiny. A lot of the synthetic grass on the market today is created using fibers that are simply shaped like natural grass in single, straight blades. While this lay out keeps true to the shape of separate blades of grass, occasionally (especially when cheaper materials are used), this design can be too reflective and give off a plastic-like shine. Getting an answer to this problem by picking a product that deals with light reflection is an excellent 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 resembles the luster of natural grass, avoiding that plastic look altogether.


A separate issue that you can stumble across with cheaper artificial turf is its color. Genuine grass is never just “green.” There are all sorts of colors and tones that make authentic grass look so, well, real. Finding a brand of artificial grass that can provide you with the right colors to rival the shade of green grass that grows in your area is principal when selecting what to pick up.

The idea of changing to artificial grass is to save you time and money while showing off the best lawn around. It’s critical to make certain that your lawn’s color doesn’t make it the odd one out. Locating a dealer that gives you choices is very important, and Southwest Greens has a large amount to select from. The Bolt line of artificial turf encompasses Bolt Landscape as well Bolt Natural, which both come in a large selection of colors, incorporating blends, so you can find the perfect fit for your grass in Los Angeles and Southern California. While Bolt Landscape has 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 hard to find in the synthetic grass market.

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