December 15, 2020

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

There are plenty of reasons people think about artificial lawns. To begin with, it can be tiring and costly to manage substantial ranges of grass. Notably if you crave for your business, event space, or residence to stand out. Keeping grass rich and green requires time and money to water, fertilize, and reseed. Not to mention, even after all that care, sudden weather conditions can ruin a perfectly manicured lawn. This is why many businesses and individuals alike have turned to artificial grass as a solution to the effort, high water bills and equipment cost, as well as the anxiety that comes with managing beautiful lawns. Though picking artificial grass for a landscaping project requires an up-front cost, it can save you a ton in the long haul.

When debating about artificial turf, the first concept that comes to mind may be golf courses or personal putting greens, but while synthetic putting turf needs 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 replace a genuine grass lawn.

Real grass is wavy, lush, and multi-toned, and putting turf just isn’t the right product for large spaces. If you want to dress your property to impress, there are a lot of alternatives to think about that can produce a proper aesthetic replacement for genuine grass.

But why choose synthetic grass?

A reduced water bill and the money saved by excluding fertilizers and sprays already make a great case for using synthetic grass, specifically for large areas. However, one of the most frustrating parts of trying to manage a genuine grass lawn is damage caused by weather and heavy foot traffic.

“Keep off the grass” signs are so cliché and aren’t as productive as we wish they were anyway. Even just a few rule-breakers can cause strips of downtrodden grass that can make a perfectly maintained lawn look bad. 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 run to your local box store and purchase some artificial turf, you’ll see that it looks unnaturally shiny. A lot of the synthetic grass on the market today is constructed using fibers that are simply shaped like natural grass in single, straight blades. While this form keeps true to the shape of lone blades of grass, sometimes (especially when cheaper materials are used), this design can be too reflective and give off a plastic-like shine. Finding a solution to this problem by choosing a product that deals with light reflection is a great start to selecting the right artificial grass product for your project. Our own artificial turf product Bolt solves this issue with lightning bolt-shaped blades that brilliantly reflect light in a way that resembles the luster of natural grass, evading that plastic look altogether.


A different issue that you can stumble across with lower quality artificial turf is its color. Authentic grass is never just “green.” There are all kinds of colors and tones that make genuine grass look so, well, real. Locating a brand of artificial grass that can supply you with the right colors to match the shade of green grass that grows in your area is paramount when selecting what to purchase.

The intention of making the switch to artificial grass is to save you time and money while exhibiting the best lawn around. It’s critical to make sure that your lawn’s color doesn’t look out of place. Finding a company that gives you choices is very necessary, and Southwest Greens has a ton to pick from. The Bolt line of artificial turf includes 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 Asheville. While Bolt Landscape provides 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 is unique in the synthetic grass market.

Regardless of what kind of aesthetic you’re seeking for your establishment, if you’re thinking artificial turf, you can find the best match for your grass with Bolt.