December 15, 2020

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

There are a myriad reasons folks look at artificial lawns. For starters, it can be arduous and expensive to manage giant spaces of grass. Especially if you desire for your business, event space, or residence to be the talk of the town. Keeping grass rich and green requires time and money to water, fertilize, and reseed. Additionally, 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 sustaining 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 thinking about artificial turf, the first idea 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 needed to displace a genuine grass lawn.

Real grass is wavy, lush, and multi-toned, and putting turf just will not cut it for large spaces. If you want to spruce up your grass, there are a ton of choices to contemplate that can create a proper aesthetic replacement for genuine grass.


But why choose synthetic grass?

A lower water bill and the money not spent by excluding fertilizers and sprays already make a great case for using synthetic grass, specifically for large properties. However, one of the most disheartening 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. 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 run to your local box store and pick up some artificial turf, you’ll recognize that it looks unnaturally shiny. A lot of the synthetic grass on the market today is made 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 shimmer. Finding a solution to this problem by picking a product that deals with light reflection is a great start to choosing the right artificial grass product for your project. Our own artificial turf product Bolt solves this problem 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 separate problem that you can stumble across with lower quality artificial turf is its color. Natural grass is never just “green.” There are all varieties of colors and tones that make genuine grass look so, well, real. Finding a brand of artificial grass that can supply you with the right colors to parallel the shade of green grass that grows in your area is principal when selecting what to purchase.

The plan of making the switch to artificial grass is to save you time and money while showing off the best lawn ever. It’s important to make sure that your lawn’s color doesn’t look fake among your area. Locating a dealer that gives you options is very important, 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 large selection of colors, constituting blends, so you can find the perfect fit for your grass in Houston. While Bolt Landscape has 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 looking for your establishment, if you’re thinking artificial turf, you can find the best match for your grass with Bolt.
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