December 15, 2020

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

There are several reasons people look at artificial lawns. For starters, it can be laborious and costly to nurture large ranges of grass. Notably if you wish for your business, event space, or residence to be the talk of the town. Keeping grass rich and green entails time and money to water, fertilize, and reseed. Moreover, even after all that care, unpredictable weather conditions can ruin a perfectly manicured lawn. This is why many businesses and individuals alike have employed artificial grass as an answer to the effort, high water bills and equipment cost, as well as the dread that comes with sustaining beautiful lawns. Though choosing artificial grass for a landscaping project requires an up-front cost, it can save you a ton in the long haul.

When debating about artificial turf, the first concept that comes to mind may be golf courses or personal putting greens, but while synthetic putting turf needs short, dense blades that keep a golf ball on its course, the monochromatic, flat putting turf doesn’t have all of the attributes needed to replace a genuine grass lawn.

Real grass is wavy, lush, and multi-toned, and putting turf just won’t make it for open spaces. If you want to spruce up your grass, there are a lot of choices to contemplate that can create a proper aesthetic replacement for genuine grass.

But why choose synthetic grass?

A lower water bill and the money not spent by ignoring fertilizers and sprays already make a great case for using synthetic grass, especially for large areas. Nevertheless, one of the most discouraging parts of trying to manage a real 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. It only takes a few rule-breakers can cause chunks of downtrodden grass that can make a impeccable maintained lawn look unprofessional. The advantages 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 buy 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 form keeps true to the shape of separate blades of grass, sometimes (especially when cheaper materials are used), this design can be too reflective and create a plastic-like shine. Creating an answer to this problem by selecting a product that deals with light reflection is an excellent start to selecting the right artificial grass product for your project. Our own artificial turf product Bolt solves this problem with lightning bolt-shaped blades that brilliantly reflect light in a way that imitates the luster of natural grass, avoiding that plastic look altogether.


Another problem that you can run into with inferior artificial turf is its color. Natural grass is never just “green.” There are all varieties of colors and tones that make natural grass look so, well, real. Finding a brand of artificial grass that can supply you with the right colors to copy the shade of green grass that grows in your area is principal when selecting what to pick up.

The plan of making the switch to artificial grass is to save you time and money while having the best lawn around. It’s critical to make sure that your lawn’s color doesn’t look out of place. Locating a dealer that gives you options is very necessary, and Southwest Greens has a ton to choose from. The Bolt line of artificial turf includes Bolt Landscape as well Bolt Natural, which both come in a wide array of colors, incorporating blends, so you can find the perfect fit for your grass in Austin. While Bolt Landscape produces 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 is unique in the synthetic grass market.

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