March 30, 2022

Your guide to finding the perfect artificial grass for your Augusta business or yard.


WHY CHANGE?

There are quite a few reasons to think about artificial lawns. To begin with, it is tiresome and expensive to maintain large areas of traditional grass. Even more so if you want your business, event space, or residence to shine. Keeping grass full and green involves time and money to water, reseed, and fertilize. Additionally, even after everything, unforeseen weather can destroy a perfect lawn. This is why a lot of home and business owners alike have decided on artificial grass as a solution to the exertion, high water bills, equipment cost, and the stress that comes along with keeping up beautiful lawns. Though purchasing artificial grass for a landscaping project will require a higher initial cost, it can save you a ton in the long term.

When you consider artificial turf, your first thought that may come to mind might be golf courses or residential putting greens. That said, synthetic putting turf needs short, dense blades that keep a golf ball on its path, the flat, monochromatic putting turf does not include all of the attributes required to replace an organic grass lawn.

Traditional grass is flowing, lush, and multi-toned, and putting turf will not work for large spaces. If you want to dress your lawn to impress, there are lots of better options to look at that can provide a better looking replacement for organic grass.


HOW WILL SYNTHETIC GRASS HELP?

A reduced water bill and the money saved by not needing fertilizers and pesticides already make a great case for choosing synthetic grass, and even more for large properties. Still, one of the most infuriating factors in keeping up a genuine grass lawn is damage from weather and heavy foot traffic.

“Keep off the grass” signs are so cliché and are not as worthwhile as we want them to be anyway. Sadly, it just takes a few rebels can cause swaths of trampled grass that’ll make a perfectly manicured lawn look terrible.

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

  • Almost no maintenance required
  • Durable and resists getting flattened in high-traffic areas
  • Environmentally friendly through reduced water usage
  • Always 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 go to your local big-box store and grab some artificial turf, you will notice that it looks artificially shiny. This is because a lot of the synthetic grass out there today is manufactured using fibers merely shaped like grass in single, straight blades. Even though this design is true to the look of individual grass blades, often (especially when cheaper materials are used), this design is too reflective and produce a plastic-like shimmer.

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

Color is another challenge that you’ll run into with lower quality artificial turf. Natural grass is never just “green.” There are all kinds of colors and tones that make regular grass look so, well, real. Selecting a brand of artificial grass that will provide the correct colors to mimic the shade of green grass growing in Augusta is paramount when choosing what to get].

The reason you’re switching to artificial grass is saving time and money while owning the most attractive lawn in Augusta. It's important to make sure that your lawn's color doesn't make it the oddball. Selecting a supplier that gives you options is very important, and Southwest Greens of Augusta has many for you.


SOUTHWEST GREENS CHOICES

Bolt Capturing the Essence  

Out of all the collections we have available, we highly recommend looking at our Bolt products if you want the most realistic looking lawn. Bolt’s lightning bolt-shaped angles reflect light providing a lower luster and more natural-looking lawn—all while maintaining a long-lasting solution with much less maintenance.


Bolt Natural

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

Bolt Natural uses a patented method of sewing three strands through one needle, providing you over 30% more ends visible and more contrasting colors. The lush, vibrant, robust fibers give a natural look that is hard to come by in the synthetic landscape market. Look at the Bolt  Natural turf options here.


Bolt Landscape

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

Bolt technology means you have the highest quality durability and looks. Bolt’s performance-grade fibers are made with reduced sheen and better spring-back229] for natural-looking lawn turf. Additionally, wear testing has demonstrated twice as resilient as a regular yarn—offering the most durable fibers available for lawns is a true revolution for the market. Explore our Bolt Landscape turf options.


WHICH IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

While Bolt Landscape gives you more available colors, Bolt Natural has the patented triple-fiber design which gives a Bolt Natural lawn more color variance and a very natural appearance that’s so hard to find in the synthetic grass market. Regardless of what kind of aesthetic you are trying to get for your establishment, if you are thinking of artificial turf, you will get the ideal match for your grass with Bolt.

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.