Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! Our state-of-the-art in-filled polypropylene artificial turf products are designed to perform like natural golf course greens, so your ball will have the same spin and true roll of a genuine grass surface. Whether you are chipping in your backyard putting green from two yards or on our Nicklaus Designed course from 200 yards, our artificial putting greens will sustain a shot as well as a natural grass green, guaranteeing that your ball will not jump or waver as it would on a nylon surface
Given that every project is unique, the amount of time for installation is based upon factors like the size and complexity of the project, landscaping requirements, and weather conditions. Schedules may also be influenced by accessibility and site preparation demands. Please contact us for an estimate on your particular project.
Inside or outside, the sky's the limit! Southwest Greens of Augusta offers custom design expertise for golf greens in varying sizes and designs for every client. Backyard synthetic greens for residential spaces are usually around 500 square feet, while artificial golf greens for commercial projects or Nicklaus Design golf courses are usually 1,500 square feet. Our outdoor synthetic putting greens are made uniquely for each client, taking into account available space as well as budget.
Artificial turfs require a high level of expertise for design and installation. With our roots planted in the golf industry since 1996, we have truly perfected the art of golf construction. Breaks, bunkers, undulations and turf blending name just a few of the design elements crucial for authentic looking and rolling golf greens. With so many additional architectural features to think about over a more basic artificial turf, the cost of construction for our golf greens ranges from $20 to $25 per square foot, more or less based upon region, accessibility and features.
The top quality of the materials we use is an extremely important factor in achieving a top-flight golf green. Our quality products provide the lush, natural green look of genuine grass as well as the gentle feel and true performance characteristics free of nylon and other typical materials used in many artificial golf greens.
Southwest Greens of Augusta is the recognized leader in the artificial grass industry. Our commitment to research and development enables us to supply the highest quality and most cutting-edge materials on the market today. With an assortment of turf products made to simulate the look and feel of genuine grass, our custom designs reflect the unique needs, climates and conditions of any area. All Southwest Greens of Augusta installers are required to hold national certifications, guaranteeing that products and excellent workmanship will always be of the highest quality.

Will the synthetic grass fade over time? How durable is the turf?

Southwest Greens of Augusta's original installations are 20 years old or older and have maintained the vivid green color and texture of genuine grass. Our UV-resistant synthetic grass products look and function like new because they are crafted to withstand heavy traffic, harsh weather conditions and temperature fluctuations for all-season use. All installations come complete with a one-year workmanship warranty and manufacturer's warranty that covers fading.

Our artificial turf is developed to be used and is highly recommended in high-traffic areas or for long-term sporting purposes

Generally, synthetic turf is disposed of directly into landfills, taking up precious space. Shaw offers an improved alternative through the Green Edge Recycling Program. Once synthetic grass is removed, we are prepared to repurpose it in several different ways including sheet goods, rugs, carpet backing, mats and more.

Sand infill from the synthetic turf product is mechanically taken out from the turf, separated and then put through a cleansing process. The filling can then be used in future fields or used as materials for other products.

Shaw has recycled more than half of a billion pounds of carpet since 2007 and opened two state-of-the-art recycling facilities — Evergreen (nylon 6 recycling) and Re2E (Reclaim to Energy). Today, Shaw provides hundreds of fully certified Cradle to Cradle flooring products.

Our artificial turf products require very little maintenance. For most artificial turf applications, using a leaf blower and water hose to clear lawn and pet debris is sufficient to keep the surface clear. For golf greens, normal upkeep by your local Southwest Greens of Augusta representative every 12-18 months is recommended; we will guarantee smooth putts with consistent check-ups that include rolling the green and inspecting the areas around the cups for any adjustments.
Skilled Southwest Greens of Augusta designers and installers are the only personnel certified to design and install our turf materials. DIY purchases are available with consultation but will void any installation warranty

There are a lot of reasons why synthetic grass is an excellent option for Augusta pet owners! First, it's much easier to keep up than real grass — you won't have to worry about fertilizing, saving you precious time and hard-earned money. Additionally, artificial grass is more tough than natural grass, so it can withstand heavy foot traffic. Plus, artificial grass is non-toxic and safe, making it safe for your pets.

It is very difficult for fleas, ticks, and other pests to survive in the artificial turf. While we can’t guarantee that your yard will be completely free of pests, you can rest assured they’ll be mostly eliminated. Because there isn’t any soil to support their nesting, you must keep an eye out for any buildup of leaves or debris that can make a good breeding ground for fleas and ticks. As long as you clean your artificial lawn regularly, there will be very few pests.

Yes, our artificial grass has the appearance and texture of live grass, so your pets will be able to use it in the same way a regular grass lawn. They can play on the grass to their heart's content!

The synthetic turf we offer is designed to be long-lasting and able to withstand damage, so it is able to tolerate digging without getting ruined. However, if your pets are tenacious diggers, we recommend taking measures to prevent them from digging through the artificial grass.

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

Artificial grass is odorless, so if any smells do occur, it’s usually caused by dog urine. Many dogs prefer to use one area of the lawn to do their business, so sometimes, you can get a little more of a accumulation of odor. Our company's pet-turf system is designed to help get rid of odors, but there are steps you can take to ensure no smells linger. We advise you use a solution of equal parts H2O and white vinegar to spray Fido’s favorite bathroom area. Let it dry to neutralize any unpleasant odor, if the SWG system was not used.
Our top-quality artificial turf is designed to be sturdy and enduring, with a lifespan of up to 20 years with appropriate maintenance. However, the lifespan of your grass may depend on factors such as the wear and tear and how well it's maintained. Our UV-protected synthetic turf products look and function like new because they are constructed to withstand high traffic, harsh weather, and temperature fluctuations for all-year use. All setups come complete with a one-year installation warranty and a maker's warranty that covers fading.

The cost of artificial grass for dogs can fluctuate depending on factors such as the dimensions of your yard and the kind of grass you choose. We offer a range of artificial grass solutions to fit different financial plans and needs, so we advise contacting us for a customized quote.

While it's feasible to put in pet turf by yourself, we recommend seeking the services of a expert to ensure that the job is done accurately. Our professional team can help you create and install a pet-friendly synthetic grass solution that meets your individual requirements and preferences.

Our backyard putting greens are made with premier artificial turf exclusively made for strength, performance, and appearance. We utilize cutting-edge technology to produce true-to-life surfaces that mimic the characteristics of natural grass. Supported by professional golfers in the PGA and LIV Tours.

The duration of installation will depend on various considerations such as the scope and complication of the project. Generally, our professional installation team works promptly to complete the installation process within the week, ensuring minimal interruption of your schedule.

Yes, Southwest Greens' backyard putting greens are built to withstand many weather conditions, making them ideal for most climates. Our putting green turf is UV resistant and designed to endure extended exposure to sunlight, rain, and other environmental elements. You do not have to cover it with a tarp during the Augusta winter months (snow), even if covered, a professional maintenance would be recommended once the last of the snow melts, typically the first months of spring.

Maintaining your backyard putting green is easy and requires minimal effort. Regular brushing to prevent matting to the fringe, periodic rinsing with water to get rid of debris, and keeping the surface free from leaves and other organic debris are generally all that is necessary to keep your putting green in ideal condition. See our guide here.

Certainly, we offer customization options to tailor your backyard putting green to your preferences and space requirements. From dimensions and shape to fringe and contouring, our desgners work closely with you to construct a putting green that fits well with your outdoor landscape and meets your one-of-a-kind needs.

Of course! Our artificial grass products are pet-friendly and designed to survive the wear and tear of daily use, including playful pets. Plus, unlike natural grass, our turf does not need hazardous pesticides or fertilizers, making it safe for your four-legged friends. Though backyard putting greens aren’t 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 maintenance and occasional grooming, you can expect your putting green to offer years of fun for you and your family. Our initial installations are more than 20 years old and have kept the vibrant green color and texture of genuine grass.

Installing a backyard putting green in your Augusta home has numerous benefits, including easy access to practice facilities, improved golf skills, increased property value, less water consumption, and a beautiful outdoor space to entertain and play.

Yes. Our backyard putting greens are made 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 organic 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 we set the B.A.R. with our playability tools.

We appreciate that space can be a concern for many Augusta homeowners. Our putting surfaces are made to work even in tight spaces. With our professional design and installation services, you can get the convenience of golf pracice anytime, right in your backyard. Most backyard putting greens are 300-800 square feet, which give you great space for puttingand even short “chip shots”.

While it's not impossible to build your own backyard putting green, the process presents some significant difficulties. Artificial putting greens, while easier to maintain, require specialized turf products and infill specifically designed for golf greens, along with a large amount of equipment and expertise to guarantee a proper installation.

How much a Southwest Greens golf green costs depends on various factors, such as the size, how complex the design, and site-specific considerations. Our team can create a tailored quote based on your specialized requirements. Contact us to investigate further about the cost of installing a premium backyard putting green from Southwest Greens of Augusta. See this guide to estimate your cost.

It is easy to get started! Simply contact us to schedule a consultation with one of our expert Augusta team members. We'll review your outdoor space, learn about your preferences and vision, and offer a customized backyard putting green made to your needs and budget.

Artificial grass, also called synthetic turf, is a surface crafted from synthetic fibers designed to mimic the appearance and feel of natural grass. In commercial golf settings, it’s often used for putting greens, tee lines, fringe areas, foot paths, cart paths, common areas, and even complete golf courses to give a uniform and low-maintenance playing surface.

There are many benefits to using artificial grass for Augusta commercial golf courses:

Low maintenance: Artificial grass needs minimal maintenance unlike living grass which will save you time and money on mowing, watering, and fertilizing.

Consistency: Synthetic turf offers a consistent playing surface all year, no matter the Augusta weather conditions, ensuring a high-quality experience for golfers.

Durability: Southwest Greens artificial grass is engineered to survive heavy foot traffic and frequent use, making it ideal for commercial golf settings.

Water conservation: Since artificial grass does not require watering, it conserves water resources which makes it an environmentally friendly choice.

Customization: Southwest Greens offers numerous synthetic turf options and designs, letting you customize the look and feel of your Augusta golf course to fit your unique needs and preferences.
Yes, artificial grass is a perfect option for putting greens in commercial golf settings. Southwest Greens putting greens are specially designed to recreate the performance of live grass, giving you a consistent and smooth surface for Augusta golfers to refine their putting skills.
While natural grass has its own special characteristics, Southwest Greens’ artificial grass is engineered to closely recreate the look, feel, and performance of live grass. Our synthetic turf products offer renowned playability and performance, yielding a consistent surface for Augusta golfers of every skill level. Ask a Southwest Greens representative to see the B.A.R. testing on playability.
Of course! Artificial grass can be installed on existing Augusta golf courses to replace natural grass or improve specific areas such as putting greens, tee lines, and fringe areas. Southwest Greens installation experts will help you assess the needs of your golf course and figure out the best technique for incorporating artificial grass into your current layout.

Southwest Greens artificial grass is designed to be highly durable and long-lasting, with a lifespan of 15-20 years or more with recommended maintenance. Maintenance requirements are easy and usually involve brushing the turf from time to time to remove the build up of debris to ensure optimal performance.

Artificial grass from Southwest Greens is safe for the environment and golfers alike. Our synthetic turf products are made from non-toxic materials and don’t have to have toxic pesticides or fertilizers which makes them an ecologically-friendly choice. Furthermore, our turf is designed to yield supurb traction and shock absorption, reducing the injury risk to golfers.
Yes, artificial grass is a great way to reduce water usage on Augusta commercial golf courses. Because synthetic turf doesn't require watering, it helps conserve local water resources, reducing irrigation costs, making artificial grass the sustainable option for Augusta golf course owners and operators.

Southwest Greens' artificial grass is made using the latest technology and highest quality materials to provide superior performance, durability, and aesthetics. Our synthetic turf products go through rigorous testing to make sure they meet the highest playability, safety, and environmental sustainability standards.

To take the initial steps to installing artificial grass on your commercial golf course in Augusta, contact Southwest Greens to schedule a consultation with one of our Augusta turf experts. We will work with you to assess your needs, talk about your options, and draft a tailored solution to fit your budget and timeline.

Typically, turf ends up in landfills, wasting limited space. Southwest Greens offers a more environmentally conscious choice with our recycling program. The Shaw Green Edge Recycling Program lets you return the turf once it has been removed, and we can repurpose it in numerous ways.
The Shaw Green Edge is Shaw Industries' dedication to creating gorgeous and eco-friendly flooring options and synthetic turf surfaces. It shapes all our actions, promoting strong ethical standards and the conservation of our planet's resources, as well as the recycling of raw materials and the manufacture of products that can be remanufactured time after time.
Investing in in cutting-edge facilities like our Re2E (Reclaim to Energy) plant in Dalton, GA. Here, we make use of reclaimed ground surfaces, including artificial turf fibers, to create electricity for our production sites.

Definitely! Through advanced processes, the entire artificial turf system can be transformed back into a resin state. This material is then shaped or extruded into new floor coverings like resilient products, rugs, mats, and carpet backing, decreasing the need for new materials.

The sand and rubber infill are meticulously extracted from the turf, cleaned, and recycled. It can be up-cycled in future fields or as materials for other products, limiting waste.

Livability is a benchmarking system used by Southwest Greens to make sure our products meet high standards for environmental and material health. Different products have varying types of measure, but all must meet high-quality expectations for consumer safety. We consider durability, temperature, UV resistance, and ecological impact to offer the best value and performance.
Our offerings are made with sustainability in mind. They’re non-toxic, sustainable and recyclable, with a lowered carbon footprint. Furthermore, they are dust-free, uncoated silica, and quartz-free, further lowering their environmental impact.
As a division of Shaw Industries, Southwest Greens aligns with Shaw's dedication to cutting water, energy, and emissions use. We focus on sustainability and highlight opportunities to create a brighter future through innovation and partnerships.