Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! Our innovative in-filled polypropylene synthetic turf products are designed to function like natural golf course greens, so your ball will have the same spin and true roll of a natural grass green. Whether you are chipping in your backyard putting green from two yards or on our Nicklaus Designed course from 200 yards, our artificial golf greens will maintain a shot as well as a natural grass green, ensuring your ball will not jump or falter as it would on a nylon surface
Because every project is unique, the time required for installation is based upon factors like the size and complexity of the project, landscaping requirements, and weather conditions. Timeframes may also be influenced by accessibility and site preparation requirements. Please contact us for an estimate on your particular project.
Indoor or outdoor, the sky's the limit! Southwest Greens of Asheville delivers custom design expertise for golf greens in a range of sizes and designs for every client. Backyard putting greens for residential spaces are normally around 500 square feet, while artificial golf greens for commercial projects or Nicklaus Design golf courses are normally 1,500 square feet. Our outdoor synthetic putting greens are tailored for each client, taking into account available space as well as budget.
Artificial golf greens call for a high level of expertise for design and installation. Since our beginnings in the golf industry in 1996, we have truly perfected the art of golf construction. Breaks, bunkers, undulations and turf blending name just a few of the design elements key for authentic looking and rolling golf greens. With so many additional architectural features to take into account over a more basic artificial turf, the cost of construction for our golf greens ranges from $20 to $25 per square foot, more or less depending on region, accessibility and features.
The high quality of the materials we use is a very important factor in achieving an excellent golf green. Our quality products deliver the vibrant, natural green look of genuine grass as well as the plush feel and true performance characteristics lacking in nylon and other typical materials used in many artificial golf greens.
Southwest Greens of Asheville is the acknowledged leader in the synthetic grass industry. Our dedication to research and development enables us to provide the highest quality and most innovative materials on the market today. With an assortment of turf products created to replicate the look and feel of genuine grass, our custom designs reflect the specific needs, climates and conditions of any area. All Southwest Greens of Asheville installers are required to have received national certifications, guaranteeing that products and professional workmanship will consistently be of the highest quality.

Will the artificial turf decline over time? How durable is the turf?

Southwest Greens of Asheville's first installations are 20 years old or older and have maintained the vibrant green color and texture of real grass. Our UV-resistant artificial grass products look and work like new because they are engineered to withstand heavy traffic, harsh weather conditions and temperature fluctuations for year-round use. All installations come complete including a one-year workmanship warranty and manufacturer's warranty that covers fading.

Our synthetic turf is developed to be used and is highly recommended in high-traffic areas or for long-term sporting purposes

Usually, synthetic grass is disposed of directly into landfills, taking up precious space. Shaw offers a desirable alternative through the Green Edge Recycling Program. Once artificial grass is removed, we are able to repurpose it in a variety of ways including sheet goods, rugs, carpet backing, mats and more.

Sand infill from the artificial turf product is mechanically removed 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 more than half of a billion pounds of carpet since 2007 and opened two advanced recycling facilities — Evergreen (nylon 6 recycling) and Re2E (Reclaim to Energy). Today, Shaw supplies hundreds of fully certified Cradle to Cradle flooring products.

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

There are a lot of reasons that artificial grass is a great option for Asheville pet owners! First and foremost, it's much easier to care for than real grass — you won't have to worry about trimming, saving you valuable time and money. Additionally, artificial grass is more tough than natural grass, so it can withstand pets playing. Plus, artificial grass is chemical-free and safe, making it safe for your pets.

It's not easy for fleas, ticks, and other pests to survive in the artificial turf. While we can’t guarantee that your yard will be completely free of pests, you can count on them to be virtually eliminated. Because there’s no soil to support their nesting, you should keep an eye out for any accumulation of leaves or debris that could make a good breeding environment for fleas and ticks. As long as you maintain your artificial lawn regularly, there will be barely any pests.

Indeed, our synthetic grass looks and feels just like natural grass, so your pets will be able to play on it like they would a regular grass lawn. They can roll around on the grass to their heart's content!

The synthetic turf we offer is designed to be resilient and able to withstand wear and tear, so it can withstand digging without getting ruined. However, if your furry friends are relentless differs, we recommend taking measures to deter them from digging through the artificial grass.

Yes, cleaning fake grass is straightforward! You can simply spray it down with water to remove any debris. For more thorough cleaning, you can use a specialized artificial grass cleaner and a brush to clean the grass. Take a look at our complete cleaning guide for more tips.

Artificial grass is odorless, so if any smells do occur, it’s usually caused by animal waste. Many dogs prefer to use one area of the lawn to do their business, so sometimes, you can get a little more of a concentration of odor. Southwest Green's pet-turf system is designed to help neutralize odors, but there are steps you can take to ensure no smells 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 SWG system was not used.
Our top-quality artificial turf is designed to be resilient and lasting, with a life expectancy of up to 20 years with proper maintenance. However, the lifespan of your grass may depend on factors such as the traffic and how well it's maintained. Our sun-resistant synthetic turf products look and function like new because they are built to withstand lots of traffic, inclement weather, and changes in temperature for all-year use. All installs come complete with a 1-year workmanship warranty and a builder's warranty that covers fading and discoloration.

The cost of synthetic grass for pets can fluctuate depending on factors such as the dimensions of your yard and the type of grass you choose. We offer a variety of synthetic grass solutions to fit different financial plans and needs, so we recommend contacting us for a customized quote.

While it's possible to put in pet turf by yourself, we recommend seeking the services of a professional to ensure that the job is done accurately. Our professional team can help you create and put in place a pet-friendly synthetic grass solution that meets your particular preferences and taste.

Southwest Greens’ backyard putting greens are made utilizing premium-quality artificial turf specially engineered for strength, performance, and aesthetics. We use state-of-the-art technology to create true-to-life surfaces that imitate that recreate the characteristics of real grass. Endorsed by professional golfers across the PGA and LIV Tours.

How long installation takes will depend on numerous considerations such as the scale and difficulty of the project. Usually, our expert installation team works promptly to complete the installation process in one the week, minimizing interruption of your schedule.

Yes, Southwest Greens' backyard putting greens are made to handle many weather conditions, making them ideal for most climates. Our putting green turf is UV resistant and made to withstand extended exposure to sunlight, rain, and other environmental elements. You do not have to cover it with a tarp over the Asheville winter months (snow), even if covered, a professional maintenance is still recommended once the snow melts, around the first months of spring.

Maintaining your backyard putting green is simple and requires minimal effort. Regular brushing to avoid matting to the fringe, occasional rinsing with water to clear debris, and keeping the surface free from leaves and other organic debris are usually all that is necessary to keep your putting green in top condition. See the guide here.

Yes, we offer customization options to tailor your backyard putting green to your preferences and available space. From size and shape to fringe and contouring, our professionals work closely with you to craft a putting green that fits well with your outdoor landscape and meets your unique needs.

Absolutely! Our artificial grass products are pet-friendly and made to stand up to the abuse of daily use, including playful pets. Plus, unlike real grass, our turf won’t need dangerous pesticides or fertilizers, making it safe for your four-legged friends. Though backyard putting greens aren’t recommended for pets, you can install pet turf in the yard for them, too.

Our backyard putting greens are designed to last for many years with proper care and maintenance. With recommended upkeep and occasional grooming, you can expect your putting green to give years of play for you and your family. Our initial installations are now 20 years old or older and have kept the rich green color and texture of live grass.

Installing a backyard putting green in your Asheville home offers many benefits, including easy access to practice facilities, improving your golf skills, increased property value, lower water consumption, and a stunning outdoor space to entertain and play.

Yes. Our backyard putting greens are engineered to behave like a natural bent grass or bermuda green. Whether you are chipping from 2 to 200 yards, our putting greens will hold a shot as well as any organic 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 we set the B.A.R. with our playability tools.

We understand that space is often a concern for many Asheville homeowners. Southwest Greens’ putting surfaces are made to fit even in smaller spaces. With our acclaimed installation and design services, you can enjoy the convenience of golf pracice anytime, right in your backyard. Most backyard putting greens are 300-800 ft2, which provide great space for puttingand even short “chip shots”.

While it is possible to build your own backyard putting green, the process is very challenging. Artificial putting greens, though easier to maintain, require specialized turf products and infill specially designed for golf greens, along with a lot of specialized equipment and expertise to guarantee a proper installation.

The cost of a Southwest Greens golf green will depend on various things, such as the size, complexity of design, and site-specific considerations. Our team can provide you a tailored quote depending on your specific requirements. Contact us to investigate further about the cost of installing a premium backyard putting green from Southwest Greens of Asheville. See this guide to estimate your cost.

Getting started is easy! Simply reach out to us to schedule a consultation with one of our seasoned Asheville team members. We will review your outdoor space, talk about your ideas and preferences, and offer a personalized backyard putting green tailored to your needs and budget.

Artificial grass, also referred to as synthetic turf, is a surface created from synthetic fibers designed to imitate the look and feel of authentic grass. In commercial golf settings, it’s often used for putting greens, tee lines, fringe areas, paths, cart paths, common areas, and even entire golf courses to give a uniform and low-maintenance playing surface.

There are several benefits to using artificial grass for Asheville commercial golf courses:

Low maintenance: Artificial grass needs hardly any upkeep versus live grass which will save you time and money on mowing, watering, and fertilizing.

Consistency: Synthetic turf gives you a consistent playing surface year-round, no matter the Asheville weather conditions, providing a high-quality experience for golfers.

Durability: Southwest Greens artificial grass is made to survive heavy foot traffic and frequent use, making it the best choice for commercial golf settings.

Water conservation: Since artificial grass doesn't require watering, it conserves water resources, making it an environmentally friendly choice.

Customization: Southwest Greens offers numerous synthetic turf designs and options, which allows you to customize the look and feel of your Asheville golf course to match your specific needs and preferences.
Yes, artificial grass is the perfect option for putting greens in commercial golf settings. Southwest Greens putting greens are specially manufactured to recreate the performance of authentic grass, giving you a consistently smooth surface for Asheville golfers to practice their putting skills.
While natural grass exhibits its own special performance, artificial grass from Southwest Greens is made to closely mimic the look, feel, and performance of living grass. Our synthetic turf products give you excellent playability and performance, yielding a consistent surface for Asheville golfers of all skill levels. Ask a Southwest Greens representative to learn more about B.A.R. testing on playability.
Yes, artificial grass can be installed on existing Asheville golf courses to replace conventional grass or improve specific areas like putting greens, tee lines, and fringe areas. Southwest Greens installation experts can help assess the needs of your golf course and figure out the best way for incorporating artificial grass into your current layout.

Artificial grass from Southwest Greens is built to be highly durable and long-lasting, with a 15-20 year lifespan or more with recommended maintenance. Maintenance requirements are few and generally involve brushing the turf from time to time to remove any debris to ensure optimal performance.

Yes, artificial grass from Southwest Greens is safe for both golfers and the environment. Our synthetic turf products are made with non-toxic materials and do not need dangerous pesticides or fertilizers which makes them an environmentally-friendly choice. Additionally, our turf is designed to yield excellent traction and shock absorption, cutting the risk of injuries for golfers.
Yes, artificial grass is an excellent way to cut water usage on Asheville commercial golf courses. Because synthetic turf doesn’t need watering, it helps conserve local water resources, reducing irrigation costs, making turf the sustainable option for Asheville golf course owners and operators.

Southwest Greens' artificial grass is engineered using state-of-the-art technology and the highest quality materials to provide unmatched performance, durability, and aesthetics. Our synthetic turf products go through rigorous testing to guarantee they meet the highest playability, safety, and environmental sustainability standards.

To get started with installing artificial grass on your commercial golf course in Asheville, contact Southwest Greens to schedule a consultation with one of our Asheville turf pros. We will work with you to determine your needs, talk about your options, and create a personalized solution to fit your budget and timeline.

Typically, turf ends up in the landfill, wasting precious space. Southwest Greens offers a more environmentally conscious option with our recycling program. The Shaw Green Edge Recycling Program lets you return the turf that has been removed, and we can recycle it in a variety of ways.
The Shaw Green Edge is Shaw Industries' dedication to creating stunning and eco-friendly flooring solutions and synthetic turf surfaces. It drives all our actions, guaranteeing high ethical standards and conserving our planet's resources, as well as the recycling of raw materials and the manufacture of products that can be remanufactured over and over again.
(We've invested in in cutting-edge infrastructure like our Re2E (Reclaim to Energy) plant in Dalton, GA. Here, we make use of recovered ground surfaces, including artificial turf fibers, to generate power for our manufacturing facilities.

Absolutely! Through sophisticated processes, the entire artificial turf system can be recycled back into their resin/polymer state. Next, the material is then molded or extruded into new flooring solutions such as carpet backing, mats, rugs, and resilient products, minimizing the need for virgin materials.

The sand and rubber infill are thoroughly extracted from the artificial turf, cleaned, and recycled. It can be up-cycled in future turf installations or as materials for other items, reducing waste.

Livability is a benchmarking system used by our team to ensure our products meet exceptional standards for environmental and material health. Different products have varying types of measure, but all must meet high-quality expectations for consumer safety. We consider durability, temperature, UV resistance, and ecological impact to provide the best value and performance.
Our products are manufactured with sustainability in mind. They are non-toxic, sustainable and renewable, with a lowered carbon footprint. Additionally, 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 lowering water, energy, and emissions usage. Together, we focus on sustainability and find opportunities to create a brighter future through innovation and partnerships.