March 30, 2022

Your guide to choosing the perfect artificial grass for your Asheville business or home.


There are quite a few reasons home and business owners think about artificial lawns. To begin with, it can be challenging and expensive to keep up large areas of natural grass. Even more so if you want your residence, business, or event space to shine. Keeping your grass luscious and green requires time and money to water, reseed, and fertilize. Then, even after all of that, unexpected weather events can ruin a well-maintained lawn. This is one example of why many individuals and businesses alike have chosen artificial grass solve the effort, costly water bills, equipment cost, and the anxiety that comes from maintaining beautiful lawns. Even though purchasing artificial grass for your landscaping project will require a higher initial cost, it should save you money over the long term.

When thinking about artificial turf, the first thought that comes to mind may be golf courses or home putting greens. However, while artificial putting turf needs short, dense blades to keep a golf ball on its path, the monochromatic, flat putting turf does not contain all of the attributes needed to replace a natural grass lawn.

Traditional grass is flowing, lush, and multi-toned, and putting turf is not a good choice when covering large areas. If you want to dress your property to impress, there are many additional options to consider that will provide a better looking replacement for organic grass.


A smaller water bill and the money saved by no longer needing fertilizers and pesticides make a strong case for installing synthetic grass, especially for large properties. Additionally, one of the most difficult parts of maintaining a traditional grass lawn is damage caused by heavy foot traffic and weather.

“Keep off the grass” signs are so cliché and don’t work anyway. Unfortunately, it just takes a few rebels can cause patches of downtrodden grass that can make a perfect lawn look terrible.

The benefits 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 reducing 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


If you go to your local big-box store and look at some artificial turf, you’ll see that it looks artificially shiny. This is because much of the synthetic grass available today is made using fibers that are just shaped like natural grass in single, straight blades. Even though this design is true to the look of individual blades of grass, sometimes (especially when cheaper materials are used), this design can be too reflective and you’ll get a plastic-like shimmer.

Choosing a solution to this problem by finding a product that deals with light reflection is an excellent start to getting the perfect artificial grass product for your project. Our Bolt artificial turf product line addresses this issue with blades shaped like lightning bolts that brilliantly reflect light in a way that mimics the luster of natural grass, avoiding that plasticky look completely.

Color is another problem that you might encounter with cheap artificial turf. Traditional grass is never just “green.” There are many of colors and tones that make natural grass look so, well, real. Finding a brand of artificial grass that can give you the specific colors to simulate the shade of green grass that grows in Asheville is critical when choosing what to get.

The idea of choosing artificial grass is so you can save time and money all while owning the most attractive lawn in Asheville. It's essential to be sure that your lawn's color doesn't make it stick out like a sore thumb. Selecting a supplier that gives you options is very important, and Southwest Greens of Asheville has many options you can choose from.


Bolt Capturing the Essence  

Out of all the products we offer, we definitely recommend checking out our Bolt line if you want the best looking. Their lightning bolt-shaped angles reflect light that gives a lower luster and more authentic-looking lawn—while providing a long-lasting solution with much less maintenance.

Bolt Natural

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

Bolt Natural uses a patented method of sewing three strands through a single needle, offering the consumer with over 30% more ends visible and more color contrast. The lush, vibrant, robust fibers give a natural look that is unparalleled elsewhere. See the Bolt  Natural turf options here.

Bolt Landscape

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

Bolt technology simply means you have the best in looks and durability. Our performance-grade fibers are made with better spring-back and reduced sheen for natural-looking lawn turf. Additionally, wear testing has demonstrated twice the resilience as a regular yarn—offering the most durable fibers on the market is revolutionary in the marketplace. Check out Bolt Landscape turf options.


Though Bolt Landscape gives you more colors, Bolt Natural has our patented triple-fiber design giving a Bolt Natural lawn more color variation and an exceptionally natural appearance that can be hard to find in the synthetic grass market. Whatever kind of look you’re trying to get for your property, you’ll find the perfect match for your grass with Bolt if you are contemplating artificial turf.

Contact us today for a free consultation so you can 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.