December 15, 2020

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

There are many reasons folks examine artificial lawns. For starters, it can be tiring and costly to maintain giant ranges of grass. Particularly if you crave for your business, event space, or residence to be the talk of the town. Keeping grass voluptuous and green demands time and money to water, fertilize, and reseed. Moreover, even after all that care, sudden weather conditions can wreak havoc on a perfectly manicured lawn. This is why many businesses and individuals alike have resorted to artificial grass as an answer to the effort, high water bills and equipment cost, as well as the angst that comes with maintaining beautiful lawns. Though choosing artificial grass for a landscaping project demands an up-front cost, it can save you a ton in the long haul.

When considering artificial turf, the first concept that comes to mind may be golf courses or personal putting greens, but while synthetic putting turf has to have short, dense blades that keep a golf ball on its course, the monochromatic, flat putting turf doesn’t have all of the features required to succeed a genuine grass lawn.

Real grass is wavy, lush, and multi-toned, and putting turf just won’t make it for big spaces. If you want to fancy up your lawn, there are a ton of choices to consider that can provide an appropriate aesthetic replacement for genuine grass.

But why choose synthetic grass?

A reduced water bill and the money not spent by excluding fertilizers and sprays already make a great case for using synthetic grass, specifically for large lawns. Still, one of the most frustrating parts of trying to manage a genuine grass lawn is damage caused by weather and heavy foot traffic.

“Keep off the grass” signs are so cliché and aren’t as practical as we wish they were anyway. Even just a few rule-breakers can cause chunks of downtrodden grass that can make a perfectly maintained lawn look ratty. 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 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 get some artificial turf, you’ll recognize that it looks unnaturally shiny. A lot of the synthetic grass on the market today is made using fibers that are simply shaped like natural grass in single, straight blades. While this form keeps true to the shape of single blades of grass, frequently (especially when cheaper materials are used), this design can be too reflective and produce a plastic-like shimmer. Finding a resolution to this problem by selecting a product that deals with light reflection is a great 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 simulates the luster of natural grass, avoiding that plastic look altogether.


A different issue that you can stumble across with cheaper artificial turf is its color. Genuine grass is never just “green.” There are all varieties of colors and tones that make natural grass look so, well, real. Locating a brand of artificial grass that can supply you with the right colors to match the shade of green grass that grows in your area is principal when picking what to pick up.

The idea of changing to artificial grass is to save you time and money while having the best lawn ever. It’s important to ensure that your lawn’s color doesn’t make it the odd one out. Locating a supplier that gives you choices is very necessary, and Southwest Greens has a large amount to pick from. The Bolt line of artificial turf encompasses Bolt Landscape as well Bolt Natural, which both come in a large selection of colors, constituting blends, so you can find the perfect fit for your grass in Flagstaff. While Bolt Landscape provides more color options, Bolt Natural uses a patented triple-fiber design giving a Bolt Natural lawn more color variance and a very natural look that can be hard to find in the synthetic grass market.

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