March 30, 2022

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


There are lots of reasons to choose artificial lawns. For starters, maintaining large spaces of regular grass is hard work and costs a lot. Especially if you want your event space, residence, or business to stand out. Getting your grass full and green involves time, money, and work to water, fertilize, and reseed. Not to mention, even after all the effort, unexpected weather can destroy a perfectly manicured lawn. This is one example of why so many businesses and homeowners alike have turned to artificial grass to end the effort, expensive water bills, equipment cost, and the anxiety that comes with keeping up gorgeous lawns. Even though installing artificial grass for your landscaping project requires a higher initial cost, it will save you a lot in the long haul.

Thinking about artificial turf, your first thought that comes to mind may be golf courses or home putting greens. However, while artificial putting turf has short, dense blades to keep a golf ball on its course, the monochromatic, flat putting turf does not contain all of the attributes needed to replace an organic grass lawn.

Real grass is wavy, lush, and multi-colored, and putting turf just won’t cut it for large areas. If you want to dress your lawn to impress, there are many other options to consider that can give you a proper aesthetic replacement for traditional grass.


A reduced water bill and lower expenses from omitting fertilizers and pesticides make a good case for choosing synthetic grass, especially for large properties. Additionally, one of the most difficult factors in maintaining a natural grass lawn is damage from heavy foot traffic and weather.

“Keep off the grass” signs are so cliché and don’t work anyway. Too bad, it takes just a few rebels can cause swaths of downtrodden grass that can make a perfect lawn look awful.

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

  • Virtually no maintenance required
  • Durable and resists flattening in high-traffic areas
  • Environmentally friendly by reducing 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


If you visit your local big-box store and look at some artificial turf, you’ll observe that it looks artificial and shiny. This is because a lot of the synthetic grass available today is uses fibers simply shaped like natural grass in single, straight blades. Though this design keeps true to the look of individual grass blades, sometimes (especially when cheaper materials are used), this design can be too reflective and produce a plasticky shimmer.

Choosing a resolution to this problem by choosing a product that handles light reflection is a good start to ensuring the right artificial grass product for your project. Our Bolt artificial turf product line handles this challenge with lightning bolt-shaped blades that brilliantly reflect light in a way that replicates the luster of natural grass, avoiding that plasticky look completely.

Another challenge that you may run into with cheaper artificial turf is its color. Genuine grass isn’t ever just “green.” There are many of colors and tones that make natural grass look so, well, real. Finding a brand of artificial grass that will provide the right colors to simulate the shade of green grass that grows in Naperville is paramount when deciding what to buy.

The reason you’re switching to artificial grass is so you can save time and money while having the most attractive lawn in Naperville. It's vital to be sure that the color of your lawn doesn't make it look out of place. Choosing a supplier that gives you options is very important, and Southwest Greens of Illinois has a lot of options to choose from.


Bolt Capturing the Essence  

Out of all the options we offer, we definitely suggest looking into our Bolt products if you want the best look for your. Their lightning bolt-shaped angles reflect light giving you a lower luster and more authentic-looking lawn—all while providing a long-lasting solution with way less maintenance.

Bolt Natural

Bolt Natural turf by Southwest Greens of Illinois
Bolt Natural 42
301 - Olive

Bolt Natural employs our patented method of sewing three strands through a single needle, giving the consumer with over 30% more visible ends and more color contrast. The thick, vibrant, heavy fibers provide a natural look that is incomparable elsewhere. Look at the Bolt  Natural turf options here.

Bolt Landscape

Bolt Landscape turf by Southwest Greens of Illinois
301 - Fresh Green / Green-Green Thatch

Bolt technology simply means you have the highest quality aesthetics and durability. Bolt’s performance-grade fibers are manufactured with reduced sheen and better spring-back for natural-looking lawn turf. Additionally, wear testing has shown twice the resilience as a regular yarn—offering the most durable fibers for lawn applications is a true revolution in the marketplace. Explore our Bolt Landscape turf options.


While Bolt Landscape gives you more colors, Bolt Natural has our patented triple-fiber design giving a Bolt Natural lawn more variation in color and shade and an exceptionally natural appearance that is uncommon in the synthetic grass market. Regardless of what kind of look you are going for your property, you’ll get the perfect match for your grass with Bolt if you're thinking about artificial turf.

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.