March 30, 2022

Your guide to finding the ideal artificial grass for your Toronto business or home.


WHY MAKE THE CHANGE?

There are many reasons home and business owners choose artificial lawns. For starters, it’s tiresome and costly to keep up large spaces of regular grass. Especially if you plan on your business, event space, or residence standing out. Keeping grass luscious and green takes time, effort, and money to water, reseed, and fertilize. Not to mention, even after all of that, severe weather events can destroy a perfect lawn. This is one example of why so many businesses and homeowners alike have switched to artificial grass to end the work, expensive water bills, equipment cost, and the angst that comes along with maintaining beautiful lawns. While choosing artificial grass for your landscaping project requires a higher initial cost, it’ll save you a lot over the long term.

When considering artificial turf, the first thought that may come to mind might be golf courses or backyard putting greens. While synthetic putting turf has short, dense blades that keep a golf ball on its path, the flat, monochromatic putting turf doesn’t include all of the aspects required to replace a natural grass lawn.

Natural grass is flowing, lush, and multi-colored, and putting turf is not going to work large spaces. Suppose you want to dress your property to impress. In that case, there are lots of additional options to consider that can provide a better looking replacement for regular grass.


HOW WILL SYNTHETIC GRASS HELP?

A reduced water bill and lower expenses from omitting fertilizers and sprays are a strong case for installing synthetic grass, and even more for large properties. Additionally, one of the most difficult aspects of maintaining a traditional grass lawn is damage caused by weather and heavy foot traffic.

“Keep off the grass” signs are so cliché and don’t work anyway. Too bad, it just takes a few inattentive guests can cause areas of trampled grass that can make a perfectly manicured lawn look unprofessional.

The benefits of artificial grass for residential and commercial spaces include:

  • Almost no maintenance required
  • Durable and resists flattening in high-traffic areas
  • Environmentally friendly by reducing water usage
  • Stays lush and green all year-round and in all weather conditions
  • No need for potentially harmful fertilizers and pesticides
  • Lower cost for care and/or save time

CAN ARTIFICIAL TURF LOOK AS NATURAL AS REAL GRASS?

If you run to your local box store and look at some artificial turf, you’ll notice that it looks unnaturally shiny. This is because much of the synthetic grass on the market today is uses fibers merely shaped like regular grass in single, straight blades. Even though this design keeps true to the look of individual blades of grass, sometimes (especially when using cheaper materials), this design is too reflective and result in a plasticky shimmer.

Choosing a solution to this issue by finding a product that addresses light reflection is a good start to ensuring the right artificial grass product for your project. Our Bolt artificial turf product line addresses this problem with lightning bolt-shaped blades that brilliantly reflect light in a way mimicking the luster of natural grass that avoids that plasticky look altogether.

Another challenge that you might run into with cheaper artificial turf is its color. Organic grass isn’t ever just “green.” There are a spectrum of colors and tones that make natural grass look so, well, real. Selecting a brand of artificial grass that can provide you with the correct colors to simulate the shade of green grass that grows in Toronto is critical when determining what to purchase].

The justification in purchasing artificial grass is to save you time and money all while having the most attractive lawn in Toronto. It's essential to be sure that the color of your lawn doesn't make it the oddball. Selecting a supplier that gives you options is very important, and Southwest Greens Ontario has a lot of options you can choose from.


SOUTHWEST GREENS CHOICES

Bolt Capturing the Essence  

Out of all the products we have available, we highly suggest checking out our Bolt line if you want the best look for your. Their lightning bolt-shaped angles reflect light providing a lower luster and more natural-looking lawn—all while giving you a long-lasting solution with much less maintenance.


Bolt Natural

Bolt Natural turf by Southwest Greens Ontario
Bolt Natural 42
301 - Olive

Bolt Natural utilizes a patented method of sewing three strands through one needle, offering the consumer with over thirty percent more ends visible and more contrasting colors. The thick, vibrant, robust fibers give a natural look that is hard to come by anywhere else. See our Bolt  Natural turf options here.


Bolt Landscape

Bolt Landscape turf by Southwest Greens Ontario
Bolt SWFR
301 - Fresh Green / Green-Green Thatch

Bolt technology simply means you have the industry’s best durability and looks. Performance-grade fibers are manufactured with better spring-back and reduced sheen229] for natural-looking lawn turf. Also, wear testing has demonstrated twice as resilient as a typical yarn—delivering the most durable fibers for lawn applications is revolutionary for the industry. Look at our Bolt Landscape turf options.


WHICH IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

Though Bolt Landscape provides more available colors, Bolt Natural has the patented triple-fiber design which gives a Bolt Natural lawn more color variance and an exceptionally natural appearance that’s very uncommon in the synthetic grass market. So, no matter what kind of aesthetic you are seeking for your establishment, you can get the best match for your grass with Bolt if you are thinking of artificial turf.

Contact us now for a free consultation to 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.