December 15, 2020

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

There are numerous reasons people examine artificial lawns. First off, it can be arduous and expensive to manage massive spaces of grass. Notably if you want your business, event space, or residence to attract attention. Keeping grass lush and green demands time and money to water, fertilize, and reseed. Additionally, even after all that care, unpredictable weather conditions can wreck a perfectly manicured lawn. This is why many businesses and individuals alike have resorted to artificial grass as an answer to the effort, high water bills and equipment cost, as well as the angst that comes with managing beautiful lawns. Though deciding upon artificial grass for a landscaping project demands 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 requires short, dense blades that keep a golf ball on its course, the monochromatic, flat putting turf doesn’t have all of the qualities required to succeed a genuine grass lawn.

Real grass is wavy, lush, and multi-toned, and putting turf just doesn’t fit the bill for open spaces. If you want to fancy up your lawn, there are a ton of alternatives to consider that can yield a fitting aesthetic replacement for genuine grass.


But why choose synthetic grass?

A discounted water bill and the money retained by ignoring fertilizers and sprays already make a great case for using synthetic grass, particularly for large lawns. Nevertheless, one of the most frustrating parts of trying to maintain a real 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 handful of rule-breakers can cause chunks of downtrodden grass that can make a perfectly maintained lawn look ratty. The advantages 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 head to your local box store and buy 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, sometimes (especially when cheaper materials are used), this design can be too reflective and give off a plastic-like shimmer. Creating a resolution to this problem by selecting a product that deals with light reflection is a superb start to choosing the right artificial grass product for your project. Our own artificial turf product Bolt solves this dilemma with lightning bolt-shaped blades that brilliantly reflect light in a way that mimics the luster of natural grass, avoiding that plastic look altogether.

 

A different issue that you can stumble across with inferior artificial turf is its color. Natural grass is never just “green.” There are all kinds of colors and tones that make real grass look so, well, real. Finding a brand of artificial grass that can serve you with the right colors to match the shade of green grass that grows in your area is paramount when selecting what to pick up.

The plan 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 certain that your lawn’s color doesn’t look fake among your area. Discovering a dealer that gives you choices is very significant, and Southwest Greens has a whole lot to pick from. The Bolt line of artificial turf encompasses Bolt Landscape as well Bolt Natural, which both come in a wide array of colors, constituting blends, so you can find the perfect fit for your grass in Greenwich. 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 uncommon in the synthetic grass market.

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