December 15, 2020

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

There are many reasons people look at artificial lawns. To begin with, it can be tiresome and expensive to manage considerable ranges of grass. Specifically if you want your business, event space, or residence to catch the eye. Keeping grass voluptuous and green entails time and money to water, fertilize, and reseed. Not to mention, even after all that care, unforeseen weather conditions can demolish a perfectly manicured lawn. This is why many businesses and individuals alike have turned to artificial grass as a solution to the effort, high water bills and equipment cost, as well as the dread that comes with sustaining beautiful lawns. Though deciding upon artificial grass for a landscaping project necessitates an up-front cost, it can save you a ton in the long haul.

When thinking about artificial turf, the first thought 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 attributes required to succeed 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 fancy up your lawn, there are a lot of other options to consider that can produce a proper aesthetic replacement for genuine grass.

But why choose synthetic grass?

A lower water bill and the money kept by excluding fertilizers and sprays already make an excellent case for using synthetic grass, especially for large properties. However, one of the most frustrating parts of trying to cultivate 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 effective as we wish they were anyway. It only takes a couple rule-breakers can cause strips 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 purchase some artificial turf, you’ll recognize 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 lay out keeps true to the shape of individual blades of grass, occasionally (especially when cheaper materials are used), this design can be too reflective and produce a plastic-like shine. Finding a solution to this problem by selecting a product that deals with light reflection is an excellent start to choosing the right artificial grass product for your project. Our own artificial turf product Bolt solves this obstacle with lightning bolt-shaped blades that brilliantly reflect light in a way that mimics the luster of natural grass, bypassing that plastic look altogether.


A different issue that you can stumble across with lower quality artificial turf is its color. Real grass is never just “green.” There are all kinds of colors and tones that make authentic grass look so, well, real. Finding a brand of artificial grass that can serve you with the right colors to duplicate the shade of green grass that grows in your area is principal when choosing what to purchase.

The idea of making the switch to artificial grass is to save you time and money while exhibiting the best lawn in town. It’s important to make sure that your lawn’s color doesn’t make it the odd one out. Locating a supplier that gives you choices is very essential, and Southwest Greens has a large amount to select 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 Naperville. 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 can be hard to find in the synthetic grass market.

No matter what kind of aesthetic you’re looking for your establishment, if you’re thinking artificial turf, you can find the best match for your grass with Bolt.