Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! Our state-of-the-art in-filled polypropylene artificial turf products are designed to function like natural golf course greens, so your ball will provide the same spin and true roll of a natural grass green. Whether you are chipping in your backyard putting green from two yards or on our Nicklaus Designed course from 200 yards, our synthetic grass greens will hold a shot as well as a natural grass green, making sure that your ball will not bounce or waver as it would on a nylon surface
Given that every project is unique, the amount of time for installation is calculated using factors like the size and complexity of the project, landscaping requirements, and weather conditions. Schedules may also be affected by accessibility and site preparation needs. Please contact us for an estimate on your particular project.
Inside or outside, the sky's the limit! Southwest Greens of Austin offers custom design expertise for golf greens in varying sizes and configurations for every client. Backyard putting 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, considering available space as well as budget.
Synthetic golf turfs require a high level of expertise for design and installation. Since our beginnings in the golf industry in 1996, we have truly refined the art of golf construction. Breaks, bunkers, undulations and turf blending name just a few of the design elements crucial for natural looking and rolling golf greens. With so many additional architectural features to consider over a more basic artificial turf, golf green construction cost averages from $20 to $25 per square foot, more or less depending on region, accessibility and features.
The top quality of the materials we use is an extremely important factor in achieving a top-flight golf green. Our superior products deliver 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 popular materials used in many artificial golf greens.
Southwest Greens of Austin is the recognized leader in the artificial grass industry. Our commitment to research and development makes it possible for us to provide 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 natural grass, our custom designs reflect the specific needs, climates and conditions of any area. All Southwest Greens of Austin installers are required to have national certifications, guaranteeing that products and expert workmanship will always be of the highest quality.

Will the artificial grass fade over time? How durable is the turf?

Southwest Greens of Austin's original installations are 20 years old or older and still embody the vibrant green color and texture of genuine grass. Our UV-resistant artificial turf products look and perform like new because they are designed to withstand heavy traffic, extreme weather conditions and temperature fluctuations for year-round use. All installations come complete alongside a one-year workmanship warranty and manufacturer's warranty that covers fading.

Our artificial turf is developed to be used and is highly recommended in high-traffic areas or for long-term sporting purposes

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

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

Shaw has recycled upwards of half of a billion pounds of carpet since 2007 and opened two state-of-the-art recycling facilities — Evergreen (nylon 6 recycling) and Re2E (Reclaim to Energy). Today, Shaw provides hundreds of fully certified Cradle to Cradle flooring products.

Our artificial grass products require very little maintenance. For most artificial grass applications, using a leaf blower and water hose to dispose of lawn and pet debris is all you need to keep the surface clear. For golf greens, routine maintenance by your local Southwest Greens of Austin representative every 12-18 months is recommended; we will guarantee smooth putts with regular check-ups that include rolling the green and inspecting the areas around the cups for any adjustments.
Skilled Southwest Greens of Austin designers and installers are the only personnel certified to design and install our artificial grass materials. DIY purchases are available with consultation but will void any installation warranty

There are a lot of reasons that artificial grass is an excellent option for Austin pet owners! First, it's much easier to care for than real grass — you won't have to worry about watering, saving you time and money. Additionally, artificial grass is more sturdy than natural grass, so it can withstand lots of activity. Plus, artificial grass is non-toxic and safe, making it safe for your pets.

It’s very hard for fleas, ticks, and other pests to survive in the artificial turf. While we can’t guarantee that your yard will be 100% pest-free, you can rest assured they’ll be virtually eliminated. Because there is no soil to support their nesting, you should keep an eye out for any buildup of leaves or debris that might make a good breeding ground for fleas and ticks. As long as you maintain your artificial lawn regularly, there will be hardly any pests.

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

The artificial turf we offer is designed to be long-lasting and able to withstand damage, so it is able to tolerate digging without becoming damaged. However, if your beloved animals are persistent diggers, we recommend taking measures to prevent them from digging in the grass.

Definitely! Cleaning artificial grass is straightforward! You can simply hose it down with clean water to remove any debris. For more thorough cleaning, you can use a mild detergent and a broom to clean the grass. Take a look at our complete cleaning guide for more details.

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 accumulation of odor. Our company's pet-turf system is designed to help eliminate 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 artificial grass is designed to be resilient and durable, with a life expectancy of up to 20 years with proper maintenance. However, the lifespan of your grass may depend on factors such as the wear and tear and how well it's maintained. Our sun-protected synthetic turf products look and function like new because they are engineered to withstand frequent use, weather extremes, and changes in temperature for all-year use. All installs come complete with a one-year labor warranty and a builder's warranty that covers fading.

The cost of synthetic grass for pets can change depending on factors such as the dimensions of your yard and the kind of grass you choose. We offer a range of synthetic grass solutions to fit different financial plans and needs, so we advise reaching out to us for a customized quote.

While it's doable to put in pet turf on your own, we recommend seeking the services of a professional to ensure that the job is done properly. Our skilled team can help you design and set up a pet-friendly synthetic grass solution that meets your specific needs and preferences.