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 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.

Southwest Greens’ backyard putting greens are manufactured utilizing premier synthetic turf specifically designed for resilience, performance, and aesthetics. We make use of advanced technology to produce true-to-life surfaces that imitate that recreate the features of natural grass. Supported by pro golfers throughout the PGA and LIV Tours.

The duration of installation will depend on numerous elements such as the scope and intricacy of the project. Typically, our skilled installation team works quickly to complete the installation process in the week, ensuring minimal interruption of your schedule.

Yes, Southwest Greens' backyard putting greens are built to withstand all weather conditions, making them ideal for a wide range of climates. Our putting green turf is UV resistant and built to stand up to prolonged exposure to sunlight, rain, and other environmental elements. You do not have to cover it with a tarp during the Austin winter months (snow), even if you cover it, a professional maintenance would be encouraged after the last snow has melted, around the first months of spring.

Maintaining your backyard putting green is easy and requires minimal effort. Regular brushing to prevent matting to the fringe, occasional rinsing with water to clear debris, and keeping the surface free from leaves and other organic matter are typically all that is needed to keep your putting green in top condition. See this guide here.

Certainly, we offer customization options to tailor your backyard putting green to your preferences and available space. From size and shape to fringe and contouring, our professionals work closely with you to construct a putting green that complements your outdoor landscape and meets your specific needs.

Of course! Our artificial grass products are pet-friendly and designed to survive the wear and tear of heavy use, including playful pets. Plus, unlike real grass, our turf does not require harmful pesticides or fertilizers, making it safe for your four-legged friends. While backyard putting greens aren’t recommended for pets, you can install pet turf in your yard for them, too.

Our backyard putting greens are built to last for many years with proper care and maintenance. With regular upkeep and occasional grooming, you can expect your putting green to give years of fun for you and your family. Our earliest installations are now over 20 years old and have maintained the rich green color and texture of natural grass.

Installing a backyard putting green in your Austin home has numerous benefits, including easy access to practice facilities, improving your golf skills, improved property value, lower water consumption, and a beautiful outdoor space for entertainment and leisure.

Yes. Our backyard putting greens are made to react like a natural bent grass or bermuda green. Whether you are chipping from 2 yards to 200 yards, our putting greens will hold a shot as well as any traditional 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 we set the B.A.R. with our playability tools.

We appreciate that space can be a concern for many Austin homeowners. Southwest Greens’ putting surfaces are crafted to fit even in tight spaces. With our pro installation and design services, you can have the convenience of practicing your golf game anytime, right in your backyard. Most backyard putting greens are 300 sq ft – 800 sq ft, which provide great space for puttingand even short “chip shots”.

While it's not impossible to build your own backyard putting green, the process presents some significant difficulties. Artificial putting greens, though easier to maintain, need specialized turf products and infill specially designed for golf greens, along with a large amount of equipment and expertise for proper installation.

How much a Southwest Greens golf green costs depends on various factors, like the size, complexity of design, and site-specific considerations. Our team can create a personalized quote depending on your unique requirements. Contact us to learn more about the cost of installing a premium backyard putting green from Southwest Greens of Austin. See this guide to estimate your cost.

It is easy to get started! Simply contact us to schedule a consultation with one of our expert Austin team members. We will document your outdoor space, talk about your preferences and vision, and provide a personalized backyard putting green crafted to your needs and budget.

Artificial grass, also called synthetic turf, is a surface crafted from synthetic fibers designed to mimic the look and touch of authentic grass. In commercial golf settings, it’s frequently used for putting greens, tee lines, fringe areas, walkways, cart paths, common areas, and even whole golf courses to offer a uniform and low-maintenance playing surface.

There are many benefits to using artificial grass for Austin commercial golf courses:

Low maintenance: Artificial grass needs minimal upkeep versus living grass, saving time and money on mowing, watering, and fertilizing.

Consistency: Synthetic turf provides a consistent playing surface all year long, regardless of Austin weather conditions, providing a high-quality experience for golfers.

Durability: Southwest Greens artificial grass is engineered to survive heavy foot traffic and frequent usewhich means it’s ideal for commercial golf settings.

Water conservation: Because artificial grass needs no watering, it conserves water resources, making it an environmentally friendly choice.

Customization: Southwest Greens offers numerous synthetic turf designs and options, allowing you to personalize the look and feel of your Austin golf course to fit your specific needs and preferences.
Yes, artificial grass is a fantastic option for putting greens in commercial golf settings. Southwest Greens putting greens are specially designed to mimic the performance of live grass, providing a smooth and consistent surface for Austin golfers to home their putting skills.
While natural grass has its own special characteristics, artificial grass from Southwest Greens is made to closely recreate the look, feel, and performance of organic grass. Our synthetic turf products provide unmatched playability and performance, giving a consistent surface for Austin golfers of all skill levels. Ask a Southwest Greens representative about B.A.R. testing on playability.
Of course! Artificial grass can be installed on existing Austin golf courses to replace natural grass or improve specific areas like putting greens, tee lines, and fringe areas. Southwest Greens installation experts can help assess the needs of your golf course and determine the best approach for incorporating artificial grass into your current layout.

Southwest Greens artificial grass is designed to be highly durable and long-lasting, with a lifespan of 15-20 years or more with basic maintenance. Maintenance requirements are few and usually involve occasional brushing to remove debris to ensure optimal performance.

Artificial grass from Southwest Greens is safe for the environment and golfers alike. Our synthetic turf products are made with non-toxic materials and do not need toxic pesticides or fertilizers, making them an eco-friendly choice. Our turf is also designed to give excellent traction and shock absorption, lowering the risk of injury to golfers.
Yes, artificial grass is a great way to reduce water usage on Austin commercial golf courses. Because synthetic turf doesn't require watering, it helps conserve local water resources which reduces irrigation costs, making turf the sustainable option for Austin golf course owners and operators.

Southwest Greens' artificial grass is made using the latest technology and highest quality materials to provide superior performance, durability, and aesthetics. Our synthetic turf products face rigorous testing to guarantee they meet the highest playability, safety, and environmental sustainability standards.

To take the initial steps to installing artificial grass on your commercial golf course in Austin, contact Southwest Greens to schedule a consultation with one of our Austin turf experts. We will work with you to assess your needs, review your options, and create a tailored solution that meets your budget and timeline.

Typically, turf ends up in landfills, which uses precious space. Southwest Greens offers a more sustainable alternative with our recycling program. The Shaw Green Edge Recycling Program takes back the turf that has been removed, and we can reuse it in several ways.
The Shaw Green Edge is Shaw Industries' dedication to creating stunning and environmentally-conscious flooring options and artificial turf surfaces. It influences all our actions, ensuring high ethical standards and preservation of our planet's resources, along with the recycling of raw materials and the creation of products that can be reused time after time.
(We've invested in in cutting-edge facilities like our Re2E (Reclaim to Energy) plant in Dalton, Georgia. Here, we use recycled ground surfaces, including turf fibers, to generate power for our manufacturing sites.

Without a doubt! Through highly technical processes, the entire artificial grass system can be recycled back into their polymer state. Next, the material is then shaped or extruded into new flooring products like resilient products, rugs, mats, and carpet backing, reducing the need for new raw materials.

The sand and rubber infill are carefully taken out from the artificial turf, cleaned, and recycled. It can be reused in future fields or as materials for other items, reducing waste.

Livability is a benchmarking system used by our team to guarantee our products meet high standards for material and environmental health. Different products have various types of measure, but all must meet high-quality expectations for consumer safety. We determine durability, temperature, UV resistance, and environmental impact to provide the best value and performance.
Our offerings are designed with eco-friendliness in mind. They are non-toxic, sustainable and recyclable, with a lowered carbon footprint. Additionally, they are dust-free, uncoated silica, and quartz-free, further lowering their environmental impact.
As a division of Shaw Industries, Southwest Greens aligns with Shaw's commitment to cutting water, energy, and emissions use. We focus on sustainability and identify opportunities to create a brighter future through partnerships and innovation.