December 15, 2020

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

There are many reasons people examine artificial lawns. For starters, it can be laborious and costly to maintain massive areas of grass. Specifically if you desire for your business, event space, or residence to stick out. Keeping grass lush and green requires time and money to water, fertilize, and reseed. Additionally, even after all that care, unexpected weather conditions can wreak havoc on a perfectly manicured lawn. This is why many businesses and individuals alike have resorted to artificial grass as a solution to the effort, high water bills and equipment cost, as well as the apprehension that comes with keep up beautiful lawns. Though picking artificial grass for a landscaping project necessitates an up-front cost, it can save you a ton in the long haul.

When considering artificial turf, the first thought 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 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 plenty of alternatives to ponder that can provide a fitting aesthetic replacement for genuine grass.

But why choose synthetic grass?

A lower water bill and the money saved by excluding fertilizers and sprays already make an excellent case for using synthetic grass, specifically for large lawns. However, one of the most discouraging parts of trying to cultivate a natural grass lawn is damage caused by weather and heavy foot traffic.

“Keep off the grass” signs are so cliché and aren’t as practical as we wish they were anyway. Even just a few rule-breakers can cause chunks of downtrodden grass that can make a impeccable maintained lawn look bad. 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 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 head to your local box store and get some artificial turf, you’ll recognize that it looks unnaturally shiny. A lot of the synthetic grass on the market today is created 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 create a plastic-like shimmer. Finding an answer to this problem by choosing a product that deals with light reflection is an excellent start to choosing the right artificial grass product for your project. Our own artificial turf product Bolt solves this obstacle with lightning bolt-shaped blades that brilliantly reflect light in a way that imitates the luster of natural grass, evading that plastic look altogether.


A different issue that you can run into with lower quality artificial turf is its color. Real grass is never just “green.” There are all sorts of colors and tones that make authentic grass look so, well, real. Finding a brand of artificial grass that can grant you with the right colors to parallel the shade of green grass that grows in your area is paramount when selecting what to pick up.

The intention of making the switch to artificial grass is to save you time and money while showing off the best lawn around. It’s critical to ensure that your lawn’s color doesn’t make it the odd one out. Locating a supplier that gives you options is very necessary, and Southwest Greens has a ton to pick from. The Bolt line of artificial turf incorporate 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 Toronto. 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 seeking for your area, if you’re thinking artificial turf, you can find the best match for your grass with Bolt.