Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! Our state-of-the-art in-filled polypropylene synthetic grass products are designed to perform like natural golf course greens, so your ball will have the same spin and true roll of a natural grass green. Whether you're chipping in your backyard putting green from two yards or on our Nicklaus Designed course from 200 yards, our synthetic golf greens will hold a shot as well as a natural grass green, guaranteeing that your ball will not jump or wobble as it would on a nylon surface
Given that each project is unique, the amount of time for installation is based upon factors like weather, landscaping requirements, and the complexity and size of the project. Timelines may also be influenced 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 Flagstaff provides custom design expertise for golf greens in varying sizes and designs for every client. Backyard putting greens for residential spaces average around 500 square feet, while artificial golf greens for commercial projects or Nicklaus Design golf courses average 1,500 square feet. Our outdoor synthetic putting greens are made uniquely for each client, considering available space as well as budget.
Artificial turfs demand a high level of expertise for design and installation. With our roots planted in the golf industry since 1996, we have truly perfected the art of golf construction. Turf blending, undulations, breaks and bunkers name just a few of the design elements important for authentic looking and rolling golf greens. With so many additional architectural features to consider over a more basic synthetic, the cost of construction for our golf greens ranges from $20 to $25 per square foot, more or less calculated considering region, accessibility and features.
The top quality of the materials we use is a crucially important factor in achieving a top-flight golf green. Our quality products deliver the rich, natural green look of genuine grass as well as the soft feel and true performance characteristics free of nylon and other popular materials used in many synthetic golf greens.
Southwest Greens Flagstaff is the recognized front-runner in the artificial turf industry. Our commitment to research and development enables us to provide the highest quality and most advanced materials on the market today. With an assortment of turf products developed to simulate the look and feel of natural grass, our custom designs reflect the particular needs, climates and conditions of any area. All Southwest Greens Flagstaff installers are required to have national certifications, guaranteeing that products and excellent workmanship will continually be of the highest quality.

Will the synthetic grass deteriorate over time? How durable is the turf?

Southwest Greens Flagstaff's original installations are 20 years old or older and have maintained the vibrant green color and texture of natural grass. Our UV-resistant synthetic turf products look and perform like new because they are crafted to withstand heavy traffic, extreme weather conditions and temperature fluctuations for all-year use. All installations come complete alongside a one-year workmanship warranty and manufacturer's warranty that includes fading.

Our artificial turf is engineered to be used and is highly recommended in busy areas or for long-term sporting purposes

In most instances, artificial turf is disposed of directly into landfills, using up precious space. Shaw offers a better alternative through the Green Edge Recycling Program. Once synthetic turf is removed, we can repurpose it in several different ways including carpet backing, mats, rugs, sheet goods and more.

Sand filling from the artificial grass product is mechanically taken out from the turf, separated and then put through a washing process. The filling can then be used in future fields or used as materials for other products.

Shaw has recycled over half of a billion pounds of carpet since 2007 and opened two advanced recycling facilities — Evergreen (nylon 6 recycling) and Re2E (Reclaim to Energy). Today, Shaw offers hundreds of fully certified Cradle to Cradle flooring products.

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

There are numerous reasons why artificial grass is a great option for Flagstaff pet owners! First and foremost, it's much easier to care for than natural grass — you won't have to worry about fertilizing, saving you time and money. Additionally, artificial grass is more tough than real grass, so it can withstand lots of activity. Plus, synthetic grass is safe and non-toxic, making it healthy for your pets.

It's not easy for fleas, ticks, and other pests to survive in the artificial turf. While we can’t guarantee that your yard will be completely free of pests, you can be sure they will be mostly eliminated. Because there’s no soil to support their nesting, you should keep an eye out for any accumulation of leaves or debris that can make a good breeding environment for ticks and fleas. As long as you clean your artificial lawn regularly, there will be barely any pests.

Indeed, our synthetic grass has the appearance and texture of natural grass, so your pets will be able to enjoy it just as much they would use a natural lawn. They can run on the grass to their heart's content!

Our artificial grass is crafted to be durable and resistant to damage, so it can withstand digging without being harmed. However, if your pets are relentless differs, we recommend taking measures to prevent them from digging in the grass.

Yes, cleaning artificial grass is straightforward! You can easily hose it down with clean water to remove any twigs. For more thorough cleaning, you can use soapy water and a broom to wash the grass. Take a look at our detailed cleaning guide for more details.

Fake grass is odorless, so if any smells do occur, it’s usually caused by urine specifically. Many dogs prefer to use one area of the lawn to do their business, so sometimes, you can get a little more of a build-up of odor. Our pet-turf system is designed to help eliminate odors, but there are steps you can take to ensure there's no unpleasant smell persist. We advise you use a solution of equal parts water and white vinegar to spray Fido’s favorite bathroom area. Let it dry to get rid of any remaining smell, if our system was not used.
Our high-end synthetic turf is designed to be resilient and enduring, with a lifespan of up to 20 years with adequate maintenance. However, the longevity of your grass may depend on factors such as the amount of foot traffic it receives and how well it's maintained. Our sun-resistant synthetic turf products look and function like new because they are constructed to withstand high traffic, harsh weather, and temperature changes for all-year use. All placements come complete with a one-year labor warranty and a producer's warranty that covers discoloration.

The cost of synthetic grass for pets can change depending on factors such as the size of your yard and the variety of grass you choose. We offer a variety of synthetic grass solutions to fit different budgets and needs, so we suggest getting in touch with us for a customized quote.

While it's doable to put in pet turf on your own, we recommend employing a professional to ensure that the job is done accurately. Our skilled team can help you design and install a pet-friendly synthetic grass solution that meets your individual requirements and taste.

Our backyard putting greens are made utilizing high-quality synthetic turf specifically made for strength, performance, and visual appeal. We make use of cutting-edge technology to produce authentic surfaces that mimic the traits of real grass. And backed by professional golfers throughout the PGA and LIV Tours.

How long it takes to install depends on various considerations like the size and complexity of the project. Typically, our professional installation team works promptly to finish the installation process in a week, resulting in minimal interruption of your schedule.

Yes, Southwest Greens' backyard putting greens are crafted to withstand many weather conditions, meaning they are suitable for most climates. Our putting green turf is UV resistant and built to endure extended exposure to sunlight, rain, and other environmental factors. You don’t need to cover it with a tarp in the Flagstaff winter months (snow). Even if it is covered, a professional maintenance is still encouraged once the last snow has melted, typically the first months of spring.

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

Certainly, we offer customization options to personalize your backyard putting green to your preferences and space requirements. From size and shape to fringe and contouring, our professionals work closely with you to create a putting green that fits well with your outdoor landscape and meets your specific needs.

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

Our backyard putting greens are made 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 enjoyment for you and your family. Our initial installations are now more than 20 years old and have maintained the bright green color and texture of natural grass.

Installing a backyard putting green in your Flagstaff home has several benefits, including convenient access to practice facilities, improved golf skills, increased property value, lower water consumption, and a visually appealing outdoor space for entertainment and leisure.

Yes. Our backyard putting greens are made to respond 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 organic 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 our playability tools set the B.A.R.

We appreciate that space may be a concern for many Flagstaff homeowners. Our putting surfaces are made to fit even in limited areas. With our expert installation and design services, you can get the convenience of practicing your golf game anytime, right from your backyard. Most backyard putting greens are 300 sq ft – 800 sq ft, which offer great space for puttingand even short “chip shots”.

While it isn’t impossible to build your own backyard putting green, the process has many challenges. Artificial putting greens, while easier to maintain, require specialized turf products and infill designed just for golf greens, along with a considerable amount of equipment and expertise to guarantee a proper installation.

How much a Southwest Greens golf green costs is dependent on various factors, such as the size, complexity of design, and site-specific considerations. Our team can provide you with a tailored quote depending on your specialized requirements. Contact us to learn more about the cost of installing a premium backyard putting green from Southwest Greens Flagstaff. See this guide to estimate your cost.

It is easy to get started! Simply get in touch with us to schedule a consultation with one of our professional Flagstaff team members. We'll review your outdoor space, talk about your vision and preferences, and offer a personalized backyard putting green made to your needs and budget.

Artificial grass, also called synthetic turf, is a surface manufactured from synthetic fibers designed to replicate the appearance and feel of live grass. In commercial golf settings, it is often used for putting greens, tee lines, fringe areas, walkways, cart paths, common areas, and even complete golf courses to offer a uniform and low-maintenance playing surface.

There are many benefits to using artificial grass on Flagstaff commercial golf courses:

Low maintenance: Artificial grass requires minimal upkeep versus natural grass which will save you time and money on mowing, watering, and fertilizing.

Consistency: Synthetic turf provides a consistent playing surface all year, regardless of Flagstaff weather, offering a high-quality golfing experience.

Durability: Southwest Greens artificial grass is built to stand up to heavy foot traffic and use which makes it the best choice for commercial golf settings.

Water conservation: Because artificial grass needs no watering, it helps conserve water resources which makes it an environmentally friendly choice.

Customization: Southwest Greens offers numerous synthetic turf products and designs, letting you tailor the look and feel of your Flagstaff golf course to suit your unique needs and preferences.
Yes, artificial grass is a perfect choice for putting greens in commercial golf settings. Southwest Greens putting greens are specially designed to recreate the performance characteristics of natural grass, giving you a smooth and consistent surface for Flagstaff golfers to refine their putting skills.
While natural grass presents its own unique characteristics, artificial grass from Southwest Greens is designed to closely replicate the look, feel, and performance of natural grass. Our synthetic turf products provide renowned playability and performance, yielding a consistent surface for Flagstaff golfers of any skill level. Ask a Southwest Greens representative about B.A.R. testing on playability.
Of course! Artificial grass can be installed on existing Flagstaff golf courses to replace traditional grass or enhance specific areas such as putting greens, tee lines, and fringe areas. Southwest Greens installation experts can help assess your golf course's needs and figure out the best approach for incorporating artificial grass into your current layout.

Southwest Greens artificial grass is made to be highly durable and long-lasting, with a lifespan of 15-20 years or more with recommended maintenance. Maintenance requirements are few and typically involve brushing the turf from time to time to remove debris to ensure optimal performance.

Artificial grass from Southwest Greens is safe for golfers and the environment alike. Our synthetic turf products are made from non-toxic materials and do not need harmful pesticides or fertilizers, making them an eco-friendly choice. Furthermore, our turf is designed to yield unmatched traction and shock absorption, lowering the injury risk to golfers.
Yes, artificial grass is a great way to minimize water usage on Flagstaff commercial golf courses. Since synthetic turf doesn't require watering, it helps conserve local water resources, reducing irrigation costs, making turf a sustainable option for Flagstaff golf course owners and operators.

Southwest Greens' artificial grass is made with industry-leading technology and the highest quality materials to provide superior performance, durability, and aesthetics. Our synthetic turf products go through rigorous testing to guarantee they meet the highest standards for playability, safety, and environmental sustainability.

To take the initial steps to installing artificial grass on your commercial golf course in Flagstaff, contact Southwest Greens to schedule a consultation with one of our Flagstaff turf professionals. We'll work with you to assess your needs, talk about your options, and create a customized solution to fit your budget and timeline.

Typically, turf ends up in landfills, wasting precious space. However, Southwest Greens offers a more environmentally conscious alternative with our recycling program. The Shaw Green Edge Recycling Program takes back the turf once it’s been removed, and we can reuse it in numerous ways.
The Shaw Green Edge is Shaw Industries' dedication to making gorgeous and sustainable flooring solutions and artificial turf surfaces. It influences all our actions, ensuring strong ethical standards and preservation of our planet's resources, along with the recycling of raw materials and the manufacture of products that can be recycled time and again.
Investing in in state-of-the-art infrastructure like our Re2E (Reclaim to Energy) plant in Dalton, GA. Here, we use recovered ground surfaces, including turf fibers, to create power for our production facilities.

Without a doubt! Through sophisticated processes, the entire artificial grass system can be reclaimed back into a resin/polymer state. Next, the material is then molded or extruded into new floor coverings such as carpet backing, mats, rugs, and resilient products, decreasing the need for new raw materials.

The rubber infill and sand are carefully removed from the artificial grass, cleansed, and recycled. It can be reused in future projects or as materials for other goods, reducing waste.

Livability is a benchmarking methodology Southwest Greens uses to guarantee our products meet exceptional standards for material and environmental health. Different products have various categories of measure, but all must meet high-quality expectations for client safety. We consider durability, temperature, UV resistance, and environmental impact to provide the maximum value and performance.
Our products are made with environmental sustainability in mind. They are non-toxic, sustainable and recyclable, with a decreased carbon footprint. Further, they’re 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 intensity. We work together to focus on sustainability and identify opportunities to make a better future through partnerships and innovation.