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.

Artificial grass, also known as synthetic turf, is a surface manufactured from synthetic fibers designed to replicate the look and touch of real grass. In commercial golf settings, it’s frequently used for putting greens, tee lines, fringe areas, walkways, cart paths, common areas, and even complete golf courses to give a uniform and low-maintenance playing surface.

There are numerous benefits to using artificial grass for Greenwich commercial golf courses:

Low maintenance: Artificial grass requires virtually no maintenance compared to live grass, saving time and money on mowing, watering, and fertilizing.

Consistency: Synthetic turf provides a consistent playing surface all year, no matter the Greenwich weather, guaranteeing a high-quality experience for golfers.

Durability: Southwest Greens artificial grass is made to stand up to heavy foot traffic and frequent use which makes it perfect for commercial golf settings.

Water conservation: Because artificial grass needs no watering, it helps conserve water resources which makes it the environmentally friendly choice.

Customization: Southwest Greens offers a variety of synthetic turf options and designs, which allows you to customize the look and feel of your Greenwich 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 made to mimic the performance characteristics of authentic grass, providing a smooth and consistent surface for Greenwich golfers to refine their putting skills.
While natural grass presents its own unique performance characteristics, Southwest Greens’ artificial grass is crafted to closely mimic the look, feel, and performance of live grass. Our synthetic turf products provide renowned playability and performance, offering a consistent surface for Greenwich golfers of every skill level. Ask a Southwest Greens representative about B.A.R. testing on playability.
Of course! Artificial grass can be installed on existing Greenwich golf courses to replace conventional grass or enhance specific areas like putting greens, tee lines, and fringe areas. Southwest Greens installation experts will work with you to assess the needs of your golf course and determine the best approach for incorporating artificial grass into your current layout.

Southwest Greens artificial grass is made to be highly durable and long-lasting, with a lifespan of 20 years or more with basic maintenance. Maintenance requirements are minimal and generally involve occasional brushing to remove debris to ensure optimal performance.

Yes, Southwest Greens artificial grass is safe for golfers and the environment alike. Our synthetic turf products are made with non-toxic materials and don’t require dangerous pesticides or fertilizers which makes them an eco-friendly choice. Furthermore, our turf is designed to provide supurb traction and shock absorption, lowering the injury risk to golfers.
Yes, artificial grass is a fantastic way to minimize water usage on Greenwich commercial golf courses. Since synthetic turf needs no watering, it helps conserve local water resources which reduces irrigation costs, making it the sustainable option for Greenwich golf course owners and operators.

Southwest Greens' artificial grass is manufactured using industry-leading technology and the highest quality materials to provide unparalleled performance, durability, and aesthetics. Our synthetic turf products face rigorous testing to ensure they meet the highest playability, safety, and environmental sustainability standards.

To begin installing artificial grass on your commercial golf course in Greenwich, contact Southwest Greens to schedule a consultation with one of our Greenwich turf professionals. We'll work with you to establish your needs, review your options, and develop a personalized solution that meets your budget and timeline.

Typically, turf ends up in your local landfil, which uses valuable space. Southwest Greens offers a more sustainable alternative with our recycling program. The Shaw Green Edge Recycling Program lets you return the turf once it has been removed, and we can reuse it in numerous ways.
The Shaw Green Edge is Shaw Industries' commitment to making stunning and sustainable flooring products and artificial turf surfaces. It drives all our actions, promoting strong ethical standards and the conservation of energy and water, as well as the recycling of raw materials and the creation of products that can be remanufactured time and again.
Our investment in cutting-edge infrastructure like our Re2E (Reclaim to Energy) plant in Dalton, Georgia. Here, we make use of recycled ground surfaces, including artificial turf fibers, to make electricity for our manufacturing sites.

Or Course! Through highly technical processes, the entire synthetic turf system can be reclaimed back into a resin/polymer state. This material is then shaped or extruded into new flooring products like resilient products, rugs, mats, and carpet backing, reducing the need for new materials.

The sand and rubber infill are carefully extracted from the artificial turf, cleaned, and recycled. It can be reused in future projects or as materials for other items, limiting waste.

Livability is a benchmarking system used by Southwest Greens to make sure our products meet high standards for material and environmental health. Different products have various classifications of measure, but all must meet premium expectations for client safety. We determine durability, temperature, UV resistance, and ecological impact to offer the best value and performance.
Our products are made with sustainability in mind. They are non-toxic, sustainable and recyclable, with a lowered carbon footprint. Further, they’re dust-free, uncoated silica, and quartz-free, further lessening their environmental impact.
As a division of Shaw Industries, Southwest Greens aligns with Shaw's dedication to cutting water, energy, and emissions use. We work together to focus on sustainability and find opportunities to form a better future through innovation and partnerships.
Artificial tee lines and tee mats are synthetic surfaces made to imitate natural grass areas used in golf. These products offer a hard-wearing, low-maintenance option to real grass, ideal for driving ranges, golf courses, and personal use.
Artificial tee lines and tee mats are typically composed of premium synthetic fibers like nylon or polypropylene. Such materials are chosen for their toughness, flexibility, and capability to mimic the feel and performance of traditional grass.

Artificial tee lines and tee mats provide many advantages, including:

  • Durability: Endure heavy use and extreme weather.
  • Low Maintenance: Need little upkeep as opposed to organic grass.
  • Consistent Performance: Provide a consistent golf surface year-round.
  • Budget-friendly: Lower expenses related to watering, mowing, and fertilizing.


Absolutely, most artificial tee mats are made to be suitable for real golf tees. These mats often feature a dense, woven design that strongly grips golf tees steady, enabling an authentic playing experience.

Setting up generally involves:

  1. Surface prep: Remove debris from and level the space where the tee line or mat will be set up.
  2. Base Layer: Place a base layer of crushed stone or aggregate to provide adequate drainage.
  3. Mat Placement: Place the tee mat on top of the base layer, confirming a tight fit.
  4. Securing: Secure the mat using appropriate fasteners to prevent movement.

It’s highly encouraged letting a professional install it. Explore the installation process here.

Upkeep is easy and includes:

  • Routine Cleaning: Remove debris and wash with a hose to keep the surface clean.
  • Inspection: Occasionally inspect for damage or wear and fix problems immediately.
  • Revitalization: Periodically refresh the fibers with a electric broom to retain the upright position

Absolutely, artificial tee mats are created with your safety in mind. Tee mats provide a steady and uniform surface, minimizing the possibility of injuries related to irregular or damaged real grass.
Top-grade artificial tee lines and tee mats are made to withstand various weather, including intense sun, rainstorms, and extreme cold. These mats are UV-protected to avoid discoloration and degradation from extended sunlight exposure.
The life expectancy of artificial tee lines and tee mats is influenced by the how often they are used and the quality of the fibers. Generally, they can last between 5 to 10 years with good upkeep.
Absolutely, artificial tee mats can be customized in length, depth, and design to satisfy specific requirements. Contact us to explore custom options!