March 30, 2022

Your guide to choosing the right artificial grass for your Los Angeles business or property.


WHY CHANGE?

There are many reasons people consider artificial lawns. To begin with, maintaining large areas of natural grass is challenging and costly. Especially if you want your business, event space, or residence to shine. Keeping your grass rich and green takes effort, money, and time to water, fertilize, and reseed. Then, even after everything, unexpected weather conditions can destroy a perfect lawn. This is exactly why many businesses and individuals alike have switched to artificial grass as a solution to the exertion, high water bills, equipment cost, and the angst that comes with maintaining beautiful lawns. While installing artificial grass for a landscaping project requires a higher up-front cost, it can save you a ton over the long term.

When thinking about artificial turf, your first thought that may come to mind might be golf courses or personal putting greens. While synthetic putting turf requires short, dense blades that keep a golf ball on its path, the monochromatic, flat putting turf doesn’t provide all of the attributes needed to replace a natural grass lawn.

Real grass is flowing, lush, and multi-colored, and putting turf is not going to work large spaces. If you want to dress your lawn to impress, there are lots of other options to think about that can provide a better aesthetic replacement for traditional grass.


HOW WILL SYNTHETIC GRASS HELP?

A reduced water bill and lower expenses from not needing fertilizers and pesticides are a good case for choosing synthetic grass, even more so for large properties. Still, one of the most challenging aspects of maintaining a natural grass lawn is damage from heavy foot traffic and weather.

“Keep off the grass” signs are so cliché and don’t work anyway. Sadly, it takes just a few inattentive guests can cause areas of flattened grass that can make a perfectly maintained lawn look awful.

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 from less 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 save time

CAN ARTIFICIAL TURF LOOK AS NATURAL AS REAL GRASS?

If you run to your local mega-mart and grab some artificial turf, you will notice that it looks artificially shiny. It’s shiny because a lot of the synthetic grass on the market today is manufactured using fibers that are just shaped like regular grass in single, straight blades. Though this design keeps true to the look of individual grass blades, oftentimes (especially when using cheaper materials), this design might be too reflective and result in a plastic-like shimmer.

Choosing a resolution to this shortcoming by finding a product that handles light reflection is a good start to getting the right artificial grass product for your project. Our Bolt artificial turf product line handles this challenge with lightning bolt-shaped blades that brilliantly reflect light in a way that replicates the luster of natural grass which avoids that plasticky look altogether.

Another issue that you may run into with cheap artificial turf is its color. Natural grass is never just “green.” There are an array of colors and tones that make real grass look so, well, real. Finding a brand of artificial grass that can deliver the right colors to match the shade of green grass growing in Los Angeles is paramount when deciding what to get].

The reason you’re making the switch to artificial grass is to save you time and money and owning the most beautiful lawn in Los Angeles. It's important to be sure that the color of your lawn doesn't make it stick out like a sore thumb. Finding a supplier that gives you options is very important, and Southwest Greens of Southern California has a lot of options for you.


SOUTHWEST GREENS CHOICES

Bolt Capturing the Essence  

Out of all the collections we carry, we highly suggest looking at our Bolt collection if you want the best looking. Bolt’s lightning bolt-shaped angles reflect light that gives a lower luster and more natural-looking lawn—while creating a long-lasting solution with much less maintenance.


Bolt Natural

Bolt Natural turf by Southwest Greens of Southern California
Bolt Natural 42
301 - Olive

Bolt Natural utilizes our patented method of sewing three strands through one needle, providing the consumer with over thirty percent more ends visible and more contrasting colors. The lush, vibrant, heavy fibers give a natural look that is hard to come by anywhere else. See the Bolt  Natural turf options here.


Bolt Landscape

Bolt Landscape turf by Southwest Greens of Southern California
Bolt SWFR
301 - Fresh Green / Green-Green Thatch

Bolt technology, to put it simply, means you have the best in looks and durability. Our performance-grade fibers are manufactured with better spring-back and reduced sheen229] for natural-looking lawn turf. Also, wear testing has demonstrated twice the resilience as conventional yarn—delivering the most durable fibers for lawn applications is revolutionary in the market. Check out Bolt Landscape turf options.


WHICH IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

While Bolt Landscape offers more colors, Bolt Natural uses a patented triple-fiber design giving a Bolt Natural lawn more color variance and an exceptionally natural appearance that can be uncommon in the synthetic grass market. So, no matter what kind of aesthetic you’re trying to get for your establishment, if you are thinking about artificial turf, you’ll discover the best match for your grass with Bolt.

Contact us today for a free consultation to 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.

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