March 30, 2022

Your guide to finding the perfect artificial grass for your Flagstaff business or home.


WHY MAKE THE CHANGE?

There are quite a few reasons people want artificial lawns. For starters, it’s hard work and costly to care for large areas of regular grass. Even more so if you want your event space, residence, or business to shine. Getting your grass thick and green involves effort, money, and time to reseed, water, and fertilize. Then, even after all of that, unforeseen weather events can ruin a well-maintained lawn. This is one example of why many businesses and homeowners alike have switched to artificial grass as a solution to the effort, costly water bills, equipment cost, and the anxiety that comes along with maintaining beautiful lawns. While choosing artificial grass for your landscaping project requires a higher up-front cost, it should save you a lot over the long haul.

When considering artificial turf, your first thought that pops into your head might be golf courses or backyard putting greens. That said, synthetic putting turf requires short, dense blades that keep a golf ball rolling true, the flat, monochromatic putting turf doesn’t contain all of the aspects needed to replace an organic grass lawn.

Real grass is flowy, lush, and multi-colored, and putting turf will not work for large areas. Suppose you want to dress your lawn to impress. In that case, there are lots of other options to think about that will get you a proper aesthetic replacement for regular grass.


HOW WILL SYNTHETIC GRASS HELP?

A reduced water bill and lower expenses from omitting fertilizers and pesticides make a good case for installing synthetic grass, even more so for large properties. Still, one of the most frustrating parts of keeping up a natural grass lawn is damage from weather and heavy foot traffic.

“Keep off the grass” signs are so cliché and are not as effective as we want them to be anyway. Unfortunately, it takes just a few inattentive guests can cause patches of flattened grass that can make a perfectly maintained lawn look unprofessional.

The benefits of artificial grass for residential and commercial spaces include:

  • Virtually no maintenance needed
  • Durable and stands up to getting flattened in high-traffic areas
  • Environmentally friendly through reduced water usage
  • Stays lush and green all year-round and in all weather conditions
  • No need for potentially harmful fertilizers and pesticides
  • Lower cost for care and/or save time

CAN ARTIFICIAL TURF LOOK AS NATURAL AS REAL GRASS?

If you visit your local box store and grab some artificial turf, you will see that it looks artificially shiny. This is because a good deal of the synthetic grass out there today is uses fibers that are shaped like natural grass in single, straight blades. Though this design is true to the shape of individual blades of grass, often (especially when lower quality materials are used), this design can be too reflective and you’ll get a plastic-like shimmer.

Selecting an answer to this shortcoming by choosing a product that addresses light reflection is a good start to ensuring the right artificial grass product for your project. Our Bolt artificial turf product line handles this issue with blades shaped like lightning bolts that brilliantly reflect light in a way replicating the luster of natural grass which avoids that plasticky look altogether.

Another issue that you can encounter with lower quality artificial turf is its color. Traditional grass is never just “green.” There are an array of colors and tones that make real grass look so, well, real. Choosing a brand of artificial grass that can provide the specific colors to mimic the shade of green grass that grows in Flagstaff is crucial when choosing what to purchase].

The reason you’re purchasing artificial grass is so you can save time and money as well as owning the best lawn in Flagstaff. It is important to ensure that the color of your lawn doesn't make it the odd one out. Selecting a supplier that gives you options is very important, and Southwest Greens Flagstaff has a lot of options to choose from.


SOUTHWEST GREENS CHOICES

Bolt Capturing the Essence  

Out of all the options we carry, we highly suggest looking at our Bolt line if you want the most realistic looking lawn. Bolt’s lightning bolt-shaped angles reflect light giving you a lower luster and more organic-looking lawn—all while creating a long-lasting solution with far less maintenance.


Bolt Natural

Bolt Natural turf by Southwest Greens Flagstaff
Bolt Natural 42
301 - Olive

Bolt Natural uses our patented method of sewing three strands through one needle, providing you over 30% more ends visible and more contrast in the color. The lush, vibrant, heavy fibers provide a natural look that is hard to come by elsewhere. Look at the Bolt  Natural turf options here.


Bolt Landscape

Bolt Landscape turf by Southwest Greens Flagstaff
Bolt SWFR
301 - Fresh Green / Green-Green Thatch

Bolt technology simply means you have the best in durability and aesthetics. Performance-grade fibers are constructed with reduced sheen and better spring-back229] for natural-looking lawn turf. Additionally, wear testing has demonstrated twice as resilient as regular yarn—providing the most durable fibers on the market is a breakthrough in the marketplace. Check out Bolt Landscape turf options.


WHICH IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

Even though Bolt Landscape offers more color options, Bolt Natural has the patented triple-fiber design giving a Bolt Natural lawn more color variation and a remarkably natural appearance that’s very uncommon in the synthetic grass market. Regardless of what kind of style you’re trying to get for your establishment, if you’re considering artificial turf, you can get the perfect match for your grass with Bolt.

Contact us now for a free consultation to get the best artificial grass in the industry.


Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in December 2020 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

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