March 30, 2022

Your guide to picking the ideal artificial grass for your Greenwich business or property.


WHY SHOULD YOU CHANGE?

There are many reasons people think about artificial lawns. To begin with, caring for large areas of organic grass can be hard work and costly. Especially if you want your business, event space, or residence to shine. Getting grass full and green involves time, money, and work to water, reseed, and fertilize. And, even after all of that, severe weather can mess up a perfect lawn. This is exactly why many home and business owners alike have switched to artificial grass as the answer to the effort, high water bills, equipment cost, and the stress that comes with keeping up stand-out lawns. While purchasing artificial grass for your landscaping project will require a higher up-front cost, it can save you money in the long haul.

When considering artificial turf, your first thought that may come to mind might be golf courses or personal putting greens. That said, synthetic putting turf has short, dense blades that keep a golf ball rolling true, the monochromatic, flat putting turf does not provide all of the attributes needed to replace an organic grass lawn.

Traditional grass is flowing, lush, and multi-toned, and putting turf just won’t cut it for large areas. If you want to dress your property to impress, there are lots of better options to think about that will give you a proper looking replacement for genuine grass.


HOW WILL SYNTHETIC GRASS HELP?

A lower water bill and saving money by not needing fertilizers and pesticides are a great case for installing synthetic grass, even more so for large properties. Still, one of the most challenging factors in maintaining a genuine grass lawn is damage caused by heavy foot traffic and weather.

“Keep off the grass” signs are so cliché and are not as worthwhile as we hope anyway. Unfortunately, it takes just a few inattentive guests can cause swaths of flattened grass that’ll make a perfectly maintained lawn look awful.

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

  • Almost no maintenance necessary
  • Durable and resistant to getting flattened in high-traffic areas
  • Environmentally friendly from less 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 save time

CAN ARTIFICIAL TURF LOOK AS NATURAL AS REAL GRASS?

If you go to your local box store and pick up some artificial turf, you will notice that it looks artificially shiny. This shininess is because a lot of the synthetic grass out there today is made with fibers merely shaped like natural grass in single, straight blades. Though this design is true to the look of individual blades of grass, often (especially when using cheaper materials), this design might be too reflective and you’ll get a plastic-like shimmer.

Finding a resolution to this issue by finding a product that addresses light reflection is a good start to ensuring the perfect artificial grass product for your project. Our Bolt artificial turf product line solves this problem with blades shaped like lightning bolts that brilliantly reflect light in a way that replicates the luster of natural grass that avoids that plasticky look completely.

Another problem that you may run into with cheap artificial turf is its color. Organic grass isn’t ever just “green.” There are all kinds of colors and tones that make regular grass look so, well, real. Selecting a brand of artificial grass that can deliver the specific colors to mimic the shade of green grass that grows in Greenwich is critical when deciding what to buy].

The idea of switching to artificial grass is saving time and money while having the most beautiful lawn in Greenwich. It's important to ensure that the color of your lawn doesn't make it stand out for all the wrong reasons. Choosing a supplier that gives you options is very important, and Southwest Greens of Connecticut has many to choose from.


SOUTHWEST GREENS CHOICES

Bolt Capturing the Essence  

Out of all the products we have available, we highly suggest looking at our Bolt line if you want the most realistic looking lawn. Bolt’s lightning bolt-shaped angles reflect light that gives a lower luster and more natural-looking lawn—while creating a long-lasting solution with way less maintenance.


Bolt Natural

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

Bolt Natural employs our patented method of sewing three strands through one needle, offering the consumer with over 30% more visible ends and more contrast in the color. The lush, vibrant, robust fibers provide a natural look that is hard to find elsewhere. Look at the Bolt  Natural turf options here.


Bolt Landscape

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

Bolt technology means you have the industry’s best looks and durability. Bolt’s performance-grade fibers are manufactured with reduced sheen and better spring-back229] for natural-looking lawn turf. Even better, wear testing has demonstrated twice the resilience as conventional yarn—providing the most durable fibers on the market is revolutionary for the market. Check out Bolt Landscape turf options.


WHICH IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

Even though Bolt Landscape provides more choice of colors, Bolt Natural has the patented triple-fiber design that gives a Bolt Natural lawn more color variation and an exceptionally natural appearance that is rare in the synthetic grass market. Regardless of what kind of aesthetic you are going for for your establishment, you’ll get the perfect match for your grass with Bolt if you are considering 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.

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