Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! Our innovative in-filled polypropylene artificial turf products are designed to function like natural golf course greens, so your ball will provide the same spin and true roll of a natural grass green. Whether you're 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, guaranteeing that your ball will not jump or wobble as it would on a nylon surface
Because every project is unique, the amount of time for installation is calculated using factors like weather, landscaping requirements, and the complexity and size of the project. Timelines may also be affected 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 Ontario offers custom design expertise for golf greens in varying sizes and configurations for every client. Backyard putting greens for residential spaces average around 500 square feet, while artificial golf greens for commercial space or Nicklaus Design golf courses are normally 1,500 square feet. Our outdoor synthetic putting greens are made uniquely for each client, considering available space as well as budget.
Artificial golf greens require a high level of expertise for design and installation. Since our beginnings in the golf industry in 1996, we have truly refined the art of golf construction. Turf blending, undulations, breaks and bunkers name just a few of the design elements important for natural looking and rolling golf greens. With so many additional architectural features to take into account over a more basic artificial, the cost of construction for our golf greens ranges from $20 to $25 per square foot, more or less calculated considering region, accessibility and features.
The high quality of the materials we use is an extremely important factor in achieving a top-flight golf green. Our superior products deliver the rich, natural green look of natural grass as well as the plush feel and true performance characteristics free of nylon and other popular materials used in many synthetic golf greens.
Southwest Greens Ontario is the acknowledged leader in the artificial turf industry. Our commitment to research and development makes it possible for us to provide the highest quality and most advanced materials on the market today. With a range of turf products created to simulate the look and feel of natural grass, our custom designs reflect the particular needs, climates and conditions of any area. All Southwest Greens Ontario installers are required to hold national certifications, guaranteeing that products and professional workmanship will consistently be of the highest quality.

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

Southwest Greens Ontario's original installations are 20 years old or older and still embody the vibrant green color and texture of natural grass. Our UV-resistant artificial grass products look and work like new because they are crafted to withstand heavy traffic, extreme weather conditions and temperature fluctuations for all-year use. All installations come complete with a one-year workmanship warranty and manufacturer's warranty that includes fading.

Our artificial grass is developed to be used and is highly recommended in busy areas or for long-term sporting purposes

In most cases, artificial grass is disposed directly into landfills, using up precious space. Shaw offers a better alternative through the Green Edge Recycling Program. Once artificial grass is removed, we are able to repurpose it in several different ways including carpet backing, mats, rugs, sheet goods and more.

Sand filling from the synthetic grass product is mechanically removed from the turf, separated and then put through a cleaning process. The infill can then be used in future fields or used as materials for new products.

Shaw has recycled over 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 provides hundreds of fully certified Cradle to Cradle flooring products.

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

There are many reasons that artificial grass is a great option for Toronto pet owners! First, it's much easier to care for than natural grass — you won't have to worry about trimming, saving you valuable time and money. Additionally, synthetic grass is more resilient than real grass, so it can withstand heavy foot traffic. Plus, synthetic grass is chemical-free and safe, making it healthy for your pets.

It's not easy for fleas, ticks, and other pests to survive in the synthetic turf. While we can’t guarantee that your yard will be completely free of pests, you can rest assured they’ll be virtually eliminated. Because there is no soil to support their nesting, you have to keep an eye out for any collection of leaves or debris that can make a good breeding environment for fleas and ticks. As long as you keep up with your artificial lawn regularly, there will be hardly any pests.

Absolutely, our artificial turf looks and feels just like natural grass, so your pets will be able to enjoy it just as much they would use a natural lawn. They can roll around on the grass to their heart's content!

The synthetic turf we offer is designed to be long-lasting and resistant to wear and tear, so it can withstand digging without becoming damaged. However, if your pets are persistent diggers, we recommend taking measures to prevent them from digging in the grass.

Yes, cleaning fake grass is effortless! You can easily spray it down with water to remove any twigs. For more thorough cleaning, you can use a specialized artificial grass cleaner and a broom to clean the grass. Take a look at our complete cleaning guide for more information.

Artificial grass is odorless, so if any smells do occur, it’s usually caused by urine specifically. 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 get rid of odors, but there are steps you can take to ensure no smells persist. We advise you use a solution of equal parts H2O and white vinegar to spray Fido’s favorite bathroom area. Let it dry to eliminate any lingering odor, if our system was not used.
Our premium artificial grass is designed to be resilient and lasting, with a lifespan of up to 20 years with appropriate maintenance. However, the longevity of your grass may depend on factors such as the traffic and how well it's maintained. Our sun-protected 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 placements come complete with a one-year installation warranty and a maker's warranty that covers color loss.

The cost of synthetic grass for pets can change depending on factors such as the size of your yard and the kind of grass you choose. We offer a variety of synthetic grass solutions to fit different budgets and needs, so we advise contacting us for a customized quote.

While it's feasible to install pet turf on your own, we recommend employing a professional to ensure that the job is done correctly. Our team of experts can help you design and put in place a pet-friendly synthetic grass solution that meets your specific needs and preferences.

Southwest Greens’ backyard putting greens are manufactured utilizing high-quality artificial turf specially made for longevity, performance, and visual appeal. We utilize state-of-the-art technology to design true-to-life surfaces that replicate the traits of real grass. Supported by pro golfers across the PGA and LIV Tours.

The duration of installation depends on numerous elements like the size and difficulty of the project. Usually, our professional installation team works swiftly to finish the installation process within a week, minimizing disruption to your schedule.

Yes, Southwest Greens' backyard putting greens are crafted to withstand all weather conditions, meaning they are suitable for a wide range of climates. Our putting green turf is UV resistant and made to endure extended exposure to sunlight, rain, and other environmental factors. You don’t need to cover it with a tarp over the Toronto winter seasons (snow). Even if it is covered, a professional maintenance is still recommended after the snow melts, usually in the first months of spring.

Maintaining your backyard putting green is easy and requires minimal effort. Regular brushing to prevent matting to the fringe, occasional rinsing with water to clear debris, and keeping the surface free of leaves and other organic debris are usually all that's needed to keep your putting green in tip-top shape. 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 create a putting green that complements your outdoor landscape and meets your unique needs.

Absolutely! Our artificial grass products are pet-friendly and designed to endure the wear and tear of heavy use, including playful pets. Plus, unlike organic grass, our turf doesn't need dangerous pesticides or fertilizers, making it safe for your furry friends. While backyard putting greens are not recommended for pets, you can install pet turf in an area for them, too.

Our backyard putting greens are built to last for many years with proper care and maintenance. With regular upkeep and occasional grooming, you can expect your putting green to give years of enjoyment for you and your family. Our earliest installations are now more than 20 years old and have maintained the bright green color and texture of genuine grass.

Installing a backyard putting green in your Toronto home offers numerous benefits, including convenient access to practice facilities, improving your golf skills, improved property value, lower water consumption, and a visually appealing outdoor space to entertain and play.

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

We understand that space can be a concern for many Toronto homeowners. Southwest Greens’ putting surfaces are crafted to fit even in limited areas. With our acclaimed installation and design services, you can get the convenience of practicing your golf game anytime, right from your backyard. Most backyard putting greens are 300-800 square feet, which offer great space for putting, including short “chip shots”.

While it's not impossible to build your own backyard putting green, the process has many challenges. Artificial putting greens, though easier to maintain, need specialized turf products and infill designed specifically for golf greens, along with a considerable amount of equipment and expertise for proper installation.

The cost of a Southwest Greens golf green depends on various factors, like the size, complexity of design, and site-specific considerations. Our team can provide you with a personalized quote depending on your specialized requirements. Contact us to learn more about the cost of installing a premium backyard putting green from Southwest Greens Ontario. See this guide to estimate your cost.

Getting started is easy! Simply contact us to schedule a consultation with one of our professional Toronto team members. We will document your outdoor space, talk about your vision and preferences, and provide a personalized backyard putting green made to your needs and budget.

Artificial grass, also referred to as synthetic turf, is a surface crafted from synthetic fibers designed to replicate the look and touch of real grass. In commercial golf settings, it is frequently used for putting greens, tee lines, fringe areas, paths, cart paths, common areas, and even complete golf courses to offer a uniform and low-maintenance playing surface.

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

Low maintenance: Artificial grass requires minimal upkeep versus natural grass, saving time and money on mowing, watering, and fertilizing.

Consistency: Synthetic turf gives you a consistent playing surface all year, regardless of Toronto weather, guaranteeing a high-quality golfing experience.

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

Water conservation: Since artificial grass doesn't require watering, it helps conserve water resources and that makes it an environmentally friendly choice.

Customization: Southwest Greens offers a variety of synthetic turf designs and options, which allows you to customize the look and feel of your Toronto 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 designed to mimic the performance characteristics of natural grass, providing a consistently smooth surface for Toronto golfers to refine their putting skills.
While natural grass has its own unique characteristics, artificial grass from Southwest Greens is crafted to closely replicate the look, feel, and performance of living grass. Our synthetic turf products give you renowned playability and performance, providing a consistent surface for Toronto golfers of any skill level. Ask a Southwest Greens representative to see the B.A.R. testing on playability.
Yes, artificial grass can be installed on existing Toronto golf courses to replace natural grass or enhance specific areas like putting greens, tee lines, and fringe areas. Southwest Greens installation experts can help assess your golf course's needs and determine the best way for incorporating artificial grass into your existing layout.

Artificial grass from Southwest Greens is designed to be highly durable and long-lasting, with a lifespan of 15-20 years or more with basic maintenance. Maintenance requirements are few and typically involve occasional brushing to remove any debris and ensure optimal performance.

Yes, artificial grass from Southwest Greens is safe for the environment and golfers alike. Our synthetic turf products are made with non-toxic materials and do not need harmful pesticides or fertilizers which makes them an environmentally-friendly choice. Furthermore, our turf is designed to offer unmatched traction and shock absorption, reducing the risk of injuries for golfers.
Yes, artificial grass is an excellent way to reduce water usage on Toronto commercial golf courses. Since synthetic turf doesn't require watering, it helps conserve local water resources which reduces irrigation costs, making turf a sustainable option for Toronto golf course owners and operators.

Southwest Greens' artificial grass is engineered using the latest technology and highest quality materials to provide superior performance, durability, and aesthetics. Our synthetic turf products face rigorous testing to guarantee they meet the highest standards for playability, safety, and environmental sustainability.

To get started with installing artificial grass on your commercial golf course in Toronto, contact Southwest Greens to schedule a consultation with one of our Toronto turf experts. We'll work with you to assess your needs, review your options, and create a customized solution that meets your budget and timeline.

Typically, turf ends up in landfills, which uses precious space. However, Southwest Greens offers a more sustainable option through our recycling program. The Shaw Green Edge Recycling Program takes back the turf once it’s been removed, and we can repurpose it in a variety of ways.
The Shaw Green Edge is Shaw Industries' commitment to creating beautiful and sustainable flooring solutions and synthetic turf surfaces. It drives all our actions, guaranteeing exemplary ethical standards and preservation of energy and water, along with the recycling of raw materials and the creation of products that can be remanufactured over and over again.
(We've invested in in cutting-edge facilities like our Re2E (Reclaim to Energy) plant in Dalton, Georgia. Here, we make use of recovered ground surfaces, including artificial turf fibers, to make power for our manufacturing sites.

Absolutely! Through sophisticated processes, the entire artificial grass system can be reclaimed back into their polymer state. The resulting material is then formed or extruded into new floor coverings such as mats, rugs, carpet backing, and resilient products, decreasing the need for new materials.

The sand and rubber infill are carefully removed from the artificial turf, cleansed, and recycled. It can be up-cycled in future projects or as materials for other goods, reducing waste.

Livability is a benchmarking system used by our team to make sure our products meet exceptional standards for material and environmental health. Different products have varying classifications of measure, but all must meet premium expectations for consumer safety. We consider durability, temperature, UV resistance, and environmental impact to offer the maximum value and performance.
Our offerings are manufactured with eco-friendliness in mind. They’re non-toxic, sustainable and recyclable, with a lowered carbon footprint. Additionally, they are dust-free, uncoated silica, and quartz-free, further lessening their environmental impact.
As a division of Shaw Industries, Southwest Greens aligns with Shaw's commitment to cutting water, energy, and emissions usage. Together, we focus on sustainability and highlight opportunities to create a brighter future through innovation and partnerships.