Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! Our advanced in-filled polypropylene synthetic turf products are designed to function like natural golf course greens, so your ball will provide 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 putting greens will hold a shot as well as a natural grass green, guaranteeing that your ball will not bounce or wobble as it would on a nylon surface
Since every project is unique, the length of time required for installation is calculated using factors like weather, landscaping requirements, and the complexity and size of the project. Timeframes may also be affected by accessibility and site preparation needs. Please contact us for an estimate on your particular project.
Inside or outside, the sky's the limit! Southwest Greens of Connecticut provides custom design expertise for golf greens in a wide selection of sizes and configurations for every client. Backyard golf greens for residential spaces are normally around 500 square feet, while artificial golf greens for commercial space or Nicklaus Design golf courses average 1,500 square feet. Our outdoor synthetic putting greens are made uniquely for each client, taking into account available space as well as budget.
Synthetic golf turfs demand a high level of expertise for design and installation. Since our beginnings in the golf industry in 1996, we have truly refined the art of golf construction. Turf blending, undulations, breaks and bunkers name just a few of the design elements key for natural looking and rolling golf greens. With so many additional architectural features to consider over a more basic artificial turf, golf green construction cost averages from $20 to $25 per square foot, more or less based upon region, accessibility and features.
The superior quality of the materials we use is a crucially important factor in achieving a top-of-the-line golf green. Our superior products offer the vibrant, natural green look of natural grass as well as the soft feel and true performance characteristics free of nylon and other typical materials used in many synthetic golf greens.
Southwest Greens of Connecticut is the recognized leader in the artificial turf industry. Our devotion to research and development makes it possible for us to offer the highest quality and most innovative materials on the market today. With a range of turf products developed to simulate the look and feel of genuine grass, our custom designs reflect the unique needs, climates and conditions of any area. All Southwest Greens of Connecticut installers are required to have national certifications, guaranteeing that products and excellent workmanship will consistently be of the highest quality.

Will the artificial grass deteriorate over time? How durable is the turf?

Southwest Greens of Connecticut's earliest installations are 20 years old or older and still embody the rich green color and texture of real grass. Our UV-resistant synthetic grass products look and perform like new because they are crafted to withstand heavy traffic, harsh weather conditions and temperature fluctuations for all-season use. All installations come complete alongside a one-year workmanship warranty and manufacturer's warranty that covers fading.

Our artificial grass is engineered to be used and is highly recommended in high-traffic areas or for long-term sporting purposes

In most instances, artificial grass is disposed directly into landfills, using up precious space. Shaw offers a desirable alternative through the Green Edge Recycling Program. Once synthetic grass is removed, we can repurpose it in several different ways including sheet goods, rugs, carpet backing, mats and more.

Sand filling from the synthetic grass product is mechanically taken out from the turf, separated and then put through a cleaning process. The filling can then be used in future fields or used as materials for different products.

Shaw has recycled over half of a billion pounds of carpet since 2007 and opened two cutting-edge recycling facilities — Evergreen (nylon 6 recycling) and Re2E (Reclaim to Energy). Today, Shaw provides hundreds of fully certified Cradle to Cradle flooring products.

Our artificial grass products necessitate very little maintenance. For most artificial grass applications, using a leaf blower and water hose to dispose of lawn and pet debris is enough to keep the surface clear. For golf greens, routine maintenance by your local Southwest Greens of Connecticut representative every 12-18 months is recommended; we will guarantee smooth putts with consistent check-ups that include inspecting the areas around the cups for any adjustments and rolling the green.
Professional Southwest Greens of Connecticut designers and installers are the only personnel certified to design and install our artificial grass materials. DIY purchases are available with consultation but will void any installation warranty

There are quite a few reasons that synthetic grass is an ideal option for Greenwich pet owners! First, it's much easier to maintain than real grass — you won't have to worry about watering, saving you time and money. Additionally, artificial grass is more durable than real grass, so it can withstand lots of activity. Plus, artificial grass is chemical-free and non-toxic, making it safe for your pets.

It’s very hard for fleas, ticks, and other pests to live in the synthetic grass. While we can’t guarantee that your yard will be entirely pest-free, you can rest assured they’ll be mostly eliminated. Because there’s no soil to support their nesting, you must keep an eye out for any buildup of leaves or debris that might make a good breeding ground for fleas and ticks. As long as you take care of your artificial lawn regularly, there will be barely any pests.

Yes, our artificial turf looks and feels just like real grass, so your four-legged companions will be able to enjoy it just as much a regular grass lawn. They can roll around on the grass to their heart's content!

Our synthetic grass is designed to be resilient and resistant to damage, so it is able to tolerate digging without being harmed. However, if your pets are tenacious diggers, we recommend taking measures to prevent them from digging through the artificial grass.

Definitely! Cleaning artificial grass is simple! You can simply hose it down with clean water to remove any debris. For more thorough cleaning, you can use a specialized artificial grass cleaner and a broom to clean the grass. Take a look at our detailed cleaning guide for more details.

Artificial grass is odorless, so if any smells do occur, it’s usually caused by pet 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 accumulation of odor. Our pet-turf system is designed to help neutralize odors, but there are steps you can take to ensure there are no lingering odors persist. We advise you use a solution of equal parts H2O and vinegar to spray Fido’s favorite bathroom area. Let it dry to neutralize any unpleasant odor, if the Southwest Green system was not used.
Our premium synthetic turf is designed to be sturdy and durable, with a lifespan of up to twenty years with adequate maintenance. However, the lifespan of your grass may depend on factors such as the foot traffic and how well it's maintained. Our UV-protected synthetic turf products look and function like new because they are built to withstand frequent use, weather extremes, and temperature fluctuations for all-year use. All setups come complete with a 1-year labor warranty and a builder's warranty that covers fading.

The cost of artificial grass for dogs can change depending on factors such as the size of your yard and the variety of grass you choose. We offer a range of synthetic grass solutions to fit different price ranges and needs, so we advise reaching out to us for a customized quote.

While it's possible to lay down pet turf on your own, we recommend employing a professional to ensure that the job is done correctly. Our professional team can help you design and set up a pet-friendly synthetic grass solution that meets your individual requirements and preferences.

Southwest Greens’ backyard putting greens are manufactured using premium-quality artificial turf specifically made for durability, performance, and appearance. We make use of cutting-edge technology to design authentic surfaces that imitate that recreate the traits of live grass. Supported by professional golfers in the PGA and LIV Tours.

How long it takes to install depends on numerous elements like the scale and complication of the project. Typically, our professional installation team works efficiently to finish the installation process in the week, minimizing interruption of your schedule.

Yes, Southwest Greens' backyard putting greens are crafted to endure all weather conditions, meaning they are ideal for a wide range of climates. Our putting green turf is UV resistant and built to endure prolonged exposure to sunlight, rain, and other environmental factors. You don’t have to cover it with a tarp over the Greenwich winter months (snow), even if it is covered, a professional maintenance is encouraged once the last of the snow melts, typically early spring.

Maintaining your backyard putting green is effortless and requires minimal effort. Regular brushing to stop matting to the fringe, periodic rinsing with water to remove debris, and keeping the surface free from leaves and other organic debris are typically all that is necessary to keep your putting green in ideal shape. See our guide here.

Absolutely, we offer customization options to tailor your backyard putting green to your preferences and available space. From dimensions and shape to fringe and contouring, our team works closely with you to craft a putting green that complements your outdoor landscape and meets your specific needs.

Definitely! Our artificial grass products are pet-friendly and manufactured to endure the rigors of heavy use, including playful pets. Plus, unlike organic grass, our turf won’t need harmful pesticides or fertilizers, making it safe for your four-legged friends. Though backyard putting greens are not recommended for pets, you can install pet turf in your yard for them, too.

Our backyard putting greens are made to last for many years with proper care and maintenance. With minimal required maintenance and occasional grooming, you can expect your putting green to provide years of play for you and your family. Our earliest installations are more than 20 years old and have kept the vibrant green color and texture of natural grass.

Installing a backyard putting green in your Greenwich home provides several benefits, including convenient access to practice facilities, improving your golf skills, improved property value, reduced water consumption, and a stunning outdoor space to entertain and play.

Yes. Our backyard putting greens are designed to respond like a natural bent grass or bermuda green. Whether you are chipping from 2 or 200 yards, our putting greens will hold a shot as well as any traditional 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 know that space may be a concern for many Greenwich homeowners. Southwest Greens’ putting surfaces are crafted to be practical even in smaller spaces. With our professional design and installation services, you can get the convenience of golf pracice anytime, right from your backyard. Most backyard putting greens are 300 sq ft – 800 sq ft, which give you great space for putting, including short “chip shots”.

While it is possible to build your own backyard putting green, the process has many challenges. Artificial putting greens, though easier to maintain, need specialized turf products and infill designed specifically for golf greens, along with a lot of specialized equipment and expertise for proper installation.

How much a Southwest Greens golf green costs is dependent on various elements, like the size, design complexity, and site-specific considerations. Our team can provide you a personalized quote based on your specialized requirements. Contact us to investigate further about the cost of installing a premium backyard putting green from Southwest Greens of Connecticut. See this guide to estimate your cost.

It’s easy to get started! Simply get in touch with us to schedule a consultation with one of our professional Greenwich team members. We will document your outdoor space, discuss your ideas and preferences, and provide a customized backyard putting green made to your needs and budget.