Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! Our innovative in-filled polypropylene synthetic turf products are constructed to perform like natural golf course greens, so your ball will react with the same spin and true roll of a natural surface. Whether you are chipping in your backyard putting green from two yards or on our Nicklaus Designed course from 200 yards, our artificial golf greens will sustain a shot as well as a natural grass green, guaranteeing that your ball will not bounce or falter as it would on a nylon surface
Because every project is one-of-a-kind, the time required for installation is driven by factors like weather, landscaping requirements, and the complexity and size of the project. Timelines may also be impacted by accessibility and site preparation demands. Please contact us for an estimate on your particular project.
Inside or outside, the sky's the limit! Southwest Greens of Illinois delivers custom design professionalism for golf greens in a range of sizes and shapes for every client. Backyard golf greens for residential spaces average around 500 square feet, while artificial golf greens for commercial properties or Nicklaus Design golf courses are usually 1,500 square feet. Our outdoor synthetic putting greens are made uniquely for each client, considering available space as well as budget.
Synthetic golf turfs call for a high level of mastery for design and installation. With our roots planted in the golf industry since 1996, we have truly mastered the art of golf construction. Turf blending, undulations, breaks and bunkers name just a few of the design elements key for real looking and rolling golf greens. With so many additional architectural features to think about over a more basic artificial, golf green construction cost averages from $20 to $25 per square foot, more or less based upon region, accessibility and features.
The high quality of the materials we use is a very important factor in delivering an excellent golf green. Our professional products offer the rich, natural green look of real grass as well as the gentle feel and true performance characteristics free of nylon and other popular materials used in many artificial golf greens.
Southwest Greens of Illinois is the recognized leader in the artificial grass industry. Our dedication to research and development allows us to offer the highest quality and most advanced materials on the market today. With a variety of turf products made to simulate the look and feel of natural grass, our custom designs reflect the unique needs, climates and conditions of any area. All Southwest Greens of Illinois installers are required to have received national certifications, guaranteeing that products and expert workmanship will consistently be of the highest quality.

Will the artificial grass decline over time? How tough is the turf?

Southwest Greens of Illinois's first installations are 20 years old or older and continue to have the rich green color and texture of natural grass. Our UV-resistant artificial grass products look and function like new because they are crafted to withstand heavy traffic, extreme weather conditions and temperature fluctuations for all-season use. All installations come complete including a one-year workmanship warranty and manufacturer's warranty that includes fading.

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

Usually, artificial turf is dumped directly into landfills, using up precious space. Shaw offers a better alternative through the Green Edge Recycling Program. Once artificial grass is removed, we are prepared to repurpose it in several different ways including carpet backing, mats, rugs, sheet goods and more.

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

Shaw has recycled more than 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 offers hundreds of fully certified Cradle to Cradle flooring products.

Our artificial grass products need very little care. For most synthetic grass applications, using a leaf blower and water hose to remove lawn and pet debris is enough to keep the surface clear. For golf greens, regular upkeep by your local Southwest Greens of Illinois representative every 12-18 months is recommended; we will ensure smooth putts with regular check-ups that include rolling the green and inspecting the areas around the cups for any adjustments.
Highly trained Southwest Greens of Illinois designers and installers are the only personnel authorized 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 an ideal option for Naperville pet owners! First, it's much easier to maintain than real grass — you won't have to worry about mowing, saving you precious time and hard-earned money. Additionally, synthetic grass is more durable than natural grass, so it can withstand pets playing. Plus, synthetic grass is chemical-free and chemical-free, 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 100% pest-free, you can be sure they will be virtually eliminated. Because there’s no soil to support their nesting, you have to keep an eye out for any accumulation of leaves or debris that might make a good breeding ground for ticks and fleas. As long as you keep up with your artificial lawn regularly, there will be barely any pests.

Absolutely, our synthetic grass has the appearance and texture of live grass, so your furry friends will be able to play on it like they would a live lawn. They can roll around on the grass to their heart's content!

Our synthetic grass is made to be durable and able to withstand damage, so it can withstand digging without being harmed. However, if your four-legged family members are persistent diggers, we recommend taking measures to stop them from digging in the grass.

Absolutely! Cleaning synthetic turf is straightforward! You can simply spray it down with clean water to remove any twigs. For more thorough cleaning, you can use a mild detergent and a soft-bristled brush to clean the grass. Take a look at our complete cleaning guide for more tips.

Synthetic turf is odorless, so if any smells do occur, it’s usually caused by dog 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 build-up of odor. Southwest Green's pet-turf system is designed to help neutralize odors, but there are steps you can take to ensure there are no lingering odors linger. We advise you use a solution of equal parts water and white vinegar to spray Fido’s favorite bathroom area. Let it dry to neutralize any unpleasant odor, if our system was not used.
Our high-end synthetic turf is designed to be long-lasting and durable, with a lifespan of up to twenty years with proper maintenance. However, the lifespan of your grass may depend on factors such as the traffic and how well it's maintained. Our sun-resistant synthetic turf products look and function like new because they are built to withstand frequent use, weather extremes, and temperature changes for all-year use. All installations come complete with a 1-year workmanship warranty and a maker's warranty that covers fading and discoloration.

The cost of synthetic grass for dogs can fluctuate depending on factors such as the dimensions of your yard and the type of grass you choose. We offer a range of synthetic grass solutions to fit different price ranges and needs, so we suggest contacting us for a customized quote.

While it's feasible to lay down pet turf yourself, we recommend employing a professional to ensure that the job is done accurately. Our skilled team can help you create and put in place a pet-friendly synthetic grass solution that meets your individual requirements and liking.

Our backyard putting greens are crafted using high-quality artificial turf exclusively made for durability, performance, and appearance. We use advanced technology to create realistic surfaces that mimic the characteristics of natural grass. And backed by pro golfers in the PGA and LIV Tours.

How long installation takes will depend on various factors like the scale and difficulty of the project. Generally, our professional installation team works efficiently to complete the installation process in one a week, minimizing disruption to your schedule.

Yes, Southwest Greens' backyard putting greens are built to handle various weather conditions, meaning they are ideal for many climates. Our putting green turf is UV resistant and designed to endure prolonged exposure to sunlight, rain, and other environmental elements. You don’t need to cover it with a tarp over the Naperville winter seasons (snow). Even if covered, a professional maintenance would be encouraged after the last of the snow melts, usually in early spring.

Maintaining your backyard putting green is simple and requires little effort. Regular brushing to avoid matting to the fringe, occasional rinsing with water to remove debris, and keeping the surface free from leaves and other organic debris are generally all that's needed to keep your putting green in ideal shape. See this guide here.

Yes, we offer customization options to tailor your backyard putting green to your style and space requirements. From size and shape to fringe and contouring, our team works closely with you to craft a putting green that enhances your outdoor landscape and meets your one-of-a-kind needs.

Absolutely! Our artificial grass products are pet-friendly and made to survive the abuse of regular use, including playful pets. Plus, unlike live grass, our turf won’t need hazardous pesticides or fertilizers, making it safe for your furry friends. While backyard putting greens aren’t recommended for pets, you can install pet turf in the yard for them, too.

Our backyard putting greens are designed to last years with proper care and maintenance. With recommended upkeep and occasional grooming, you can expect your putting green to provide years of enjoyment for you and your family. Our first installations are now more than 20 years old and have maintained the vibrant green color and texture of live grass.

Installing a backyard putting green in your Naperville home offers many benefits, including easy access to practice facilities, improved golf skills, enhanced property value, reduced water consumption, and a visually appealing outdoor space to entertain and play.

Yes. Our backyard putting greens are engineered to behave like a conventional bent grass or bermuda green. Whether you are chipping from 2 to 200 yards, our putting greens will hold a shot as well as any natural 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 understand that space is often a constratint for many Naperville homeowners. Our putting surfaces are designed to be practical even in limited areas. With our acclaimed installation and design services, you can get the convenience of practicing your golf game anytime, right in your backyard. Most backyard putting greens are 300-800 ft2, which offer great space for puttingand even short “chip shots”.

While it is possible to build your own backyard putting green, the process presents some significant difficulties. Artificial putting greens, while easier to maintain, demand specialized turf products and infill designed just for golf greens, along with a considerable amount of equipment and expertise to ensure it is installed correctly.

How much a Southwest Greens golf green costs will depend on several things, including the size, design complexity, and site-specific considerations. Our team can provide you a customized quote depending on your specialized requirements. Contact us to learn more about the cost of installing a premium backyard putting green from Southwest Greens of Illinois. See this guide to estimate your cost.

Getting started is easy! Simply reach out to us to schedule a consultation with one of our expert Naperville team members. We'll assess your outdoor space, discuss your vision and preferences, and create a personalized backyard putting green made to your needs and budget.

Artificial grass, also referred to as synthetic turf, is a surface created from synthetic fibers designed to mimic the appearance and texture of live grass. In commercial golf settings, it’s commonly used for putting greens, tee lines, fringe areas, foot paths, cart paths, common areas, and even complete golf courses to offer a uniform and low-maintenance playing surface.

There are several benefits to using artificial grass for Naperville commercial golf courses:

Low maintenance: Artificial grass needs hardly any upkeep compared to live grass which saves time and money on mowing, watering, and fertilizing.

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

Durability: Southwest Greens artificial grass is made to withstand heavy foot traffic and use, making it ideal for commercial golf settings.

Water conservation: Because artificial grass doesn’t need watering, it helps conserve water resources and that makes it the environmentally friendly choice.

Customization: Southwest Greens offers a variety of synthetic turf products and designs, allowing you to customize the look and feel of your Naperville golf course to suit your one-of-a-kind needs and preferences.
Yes, artificial grass is a fantastic option for putting greens in commercial golf settings. Southwest Greens putting greens are specially manufactured to replicate the performance characteristics of natural grass, offering a consistent and smooth surface for Naperville golfers to refine their putting skills.
While natural grass exhibits its own special performance, artificial grass from Southwest Greens is designed to closely replicate the look, feel, and performance of living grass. Our synthetic turf products offer renowned playability and performance, offering a consistent surface for Naperville golfers of every skill level. Ask a Southwest Greens representative to learn more about B.A.R. testing on playability.
Of course! Artificial grass can be installed on existing Naperville golf courses to replace conventional grass or improve specific areas such as putting greens, tee lines, and fringe areas. Southwest Greens installation experts can work with you to assess the needs of your golf course and help determine the best technique for incorporating artificial grass into your existing layout.

Southwest Greens artificial grass is built to be very durable and long-lasting, with a 15-20 year lifespan or more with proper maintenance. Maintenance requirements are minimal and typically involve brushing occasionally to remove the build up of debris and ensure optimal performance.

Yes, artificial grass from Southwest Greens is safe for both golfers and the environment. Our synthetic turf products are crafted from non-toxic materials and do not require harmful pesticides or fertilizers which makes them an ecologically-friendly choice. Furthermore, our turf is designed to provide supurb traction and shock absorption, cutting the risk of injury to golfers.
Yes, artificial grass is an excellent way to cut water usage on Naperville commercial golf courses. Because synthetic turf doesn’t need watering, it helps conserve local water resources and reduce irrigation costs, making it the sustainable option for Naperville golf course owners and operators.

Southwest Greens' artificial grass is engineered using state-of-the-art technology and the highest quality materials which provide unmatched performance, durability, and aesthetics. Our synthetic turf products undergo rigorous testing to ensure they meet the highest playability, safety, and environmental sustainability standards.

To get started with installing artificial grass on your commercial golf course in Naperville, contact Southwest Greens to schedule a consultation with one of our Naperville turf pros. We will work with you to determine your needs, discuss your options, and develop a customized solution to meet your budget and timeline.

Normally, turf ends up in the landfill, taking up valuable space. Southwest Greens offers a more eco-friendly choice through our recycling program. The Shaw Green Edge Recycling Program takes back the turf once it has been removed, and we can recycle it in several ways.
The Shaw Green Edge is Shaw Industries' dedication to crafting gorgeous and eco-friendly flooring options and artificial turf surfaces. It drives all our actions, promoting exemplary ethical standards and preservation of energy and water, along with the recycling of raw materials and the manufacturing of products that can be remanufactured time and again.
Our investment in cutting-edge facilities like our Re2E (Reclaim to Energy) plant in Dalton, Georgia. Here, we utilize recycled ground surfaces, including artificial turf fibers, to generate electricity for our production locations.

Definitely! Through sophisticated processes, the entire artificial grass system can be converted back into their resin/polymer state. The resulting material is then molded or extruded into new flooring products like carpet backing, mats, rugs, and resilient products, reducing the need for new raw materials.

The rubber infill and sand are thoroughly taken out from the artificial turf, cleansed, and recycled. It can be up-cycled in future projects or as materials for other goods, limiting waste.

Livability is a benchmarking standard Southwest Greens uses to ensure our products meet exceptional standards for material and environmental health. Different products have various classifications of measure, but all must meet premium expectations for customer safety. We assess durability, temperature, UV resistance, and ecological impact to provide the best value and performance.
Our products are made with environmental sustainability in mind. They are non-toxic, renewable and sustainable, with a lowered carbon footprint. Additionally, 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 dedication to lowering water, energy, and emissions intensity. Together, we focus on sustainability and find opportunities to form a better future through partnerships and innovation.