Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! Our advanced in-filled polypropylene artificial grass products are constructed to function like natural golf course greens, so your ball will have the same spin and true roll of a natural 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 bounce or waver as it would on a nylon surface
Since each project is one-of-a-kind, the time required for installation is based upon factors like weather, landscaping requirements, and the complexity and size of the project. Schedules may also be impacted by accessibility and site preparation demands. Please contact us for an estimate on your particular project.
Indoor or outdoor, the sky's the limit! Southwest Greens of Tucson offers custom design professionalism for golf greens in a range of sizes and designs for every client. Backyard golf greens for residential spaces are usually around 500 square feet, while artificial golf greens for commercial properties or Nicklaus Design golf courses are usually 1,500 square feet. Our outdoor synthetic putting greens are made uniquely for each client, accounting for available space as well as budget.
Artificial golf greens require a high level of mastery for design and installation. Since our beginnings in the golf industry in 1996, we have truly perfected the art of golf construction. Turf blending, undulations, breaks and bunkers name just a few of the design elements crucial for real looking and rolling golf greens. With so many additional architectural features to think about over a more basic artificial, golf green construction cost averages from $20 to $25 per square foot, more or less calculated considering region, accessibility and features.
The superior quality of the materials we use is an extremely important factor in delivering an excellent golf green. Our quality products offer the lush, natural green look of real grass as well as the gentle feel and true performance characteristics free of nylon and other common materials used in many artificial golf greens.
Southwest Greens of Tucson is the acknowledged front-runner in the artificial turf industry. Our dedication to research and development enables us to offer the highest quality and most cutting-edge materials on the market today. With a variety of turf products made to simulate the look and feel of real grass, our custom designs reflect the particular needs, climates and conditions of any area. All Southwest Greens of Tucson installers are required to hold national certifications, guaranteeing that products and excellent workmanship will always be of the highest quality.

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

Southwest Greens of Tucson's first installations are 20 years old or older and have maintained the rich 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, severe 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 synthetic turf is engineered to be used and is highly recommended in high-traffic areas or for long-term sporting purposes

In most cases, artificial grass is disposed of directly into landfills, using 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 rugs, mats, sheet goods, carpet backing and more.

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

Shaw has recycled upwards of 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 offers hundreds of fully certified Cradle to Cradle flooring products.

Our synthetic turf products require very little care. For most artificial grass applications, using a leaf blower and water hose to clear lawn and pet debris is enough to keep the surface clear. For golf greens, regular upkeep by your local Southwest Greens of Tucson representative every 12-18 months is recommended; we will ensure smooth putts with routine check-ups that include rolling the green and inspecting the areas around the cups for any adjustments.
Professional Southwest Greens of Tucson engineers and installers are the only personnel authorized to design and install our turf materials. DIY purchases are available with consultation but will void any installation warranty
The time it takes to install an artificial green product depends on the size and complexity of the project, landscaping requirements, and weather conditions. Most residential projects are completed within a day or two. More complicated installations will take longer. Please contact us for an estimate on your particular project.

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

Southwest Greens has invested heavily in research and development, resulting in the best artificialturf materialsand installation techniques. We fill our artificial turf with a washed, rounded silica sand that is resistant to compaction; it won’t harden over time. It’s washed to remove impurities and dust. For our lawn applications, we also use a crushed rubber in-fill to add cushion. We can also install an extra cushion under the turf for play areas.
The advantages of investing in artificial lawn turf are many. Basically, the advantages fall into three categories—aesthetics, maintenance and cost. First, our lawn turf is engineered to project the lush green color and softness of natural grass year round. Second, maintenance is minimal. You no longer have to mow, fertilize or water your yard. Third, the cost factor is significant. With artificial turf, you can eliminate the cost of irrigation and watering, mowing, trimming and fertilizing. There is no need for annual aeration and topdressing.
It's not easy for fleas, ticks, and other pests to live in the synthetic grass. While we can’t guarantee that your yard will be 100% pest-free, you can rest assured they’ll be virtually eliminated. Because there’s no soil to support their nesting, you should keep an eye out for any collection of leaves or debris that can make a good breeding ground for fleas and ticks. As long as you keep up with your artificial lawn regularly, there will be barely any pests.
We offer a variety of lawn turf products, the most technologically advanced grass fiber on the market. Depending on your personal preferences, climate and expected surface traffic, we will recommend the type of turf to meet your specific needs. We also offer design and installation services for indoor golf greens. It’s a sound investment for golfers who live in cooler climates where weather prohibits playing outdoors year round.

Indeed, our synthetic turf looks and feels just like real grass, so your furry friends will be able to enjoy it just as much a regular grass lawn. They can romp around on the grass to their heart's content!

We have been installing artificial turf for golf greens, lawns and other commercial applications since 1996. Our original installations continue to have the rich green color and texture of natural grass. Our products are UV resistant and come with a manufacturer’s warranty that covers fading. All Southwest Greens turf applications (or products) come complete with a 1-year workmanship warranty and a 5-8 year manufacturer’s warranty on the turf. They are engineered to withstand heavy traffic and extreme weather conditions, including fluctuations in temperature.
Our artificial grass is designed to be resilient and resistant to wear and tear, so it can withstand digging without becoming damaged. However, if your four-legged family members are chronic differs, we recommend taking measures to deter them from digging in the grass.
Very little. For golf greens, we recommend that you call us for routine maintenance every 12 to 18 months, which includes rolling the green to ensure a smooth putt, and inspecting the areas around the cups to make any necessary adjustments. In the meantime, all you need to do is use a leaf blower to remove debris and leaves. For other turf applications, just use your leaf blower and garden hose periodically to clear off debris and clean the surface.

Yes, cleaning fake grass is simple! You can hassle-free spray it down with water to remove any debris. For more thorough cleaning, you can use a specialized artificial grass cleaner and a broom to wash the grass. Take a look at our comprehensive cleaning guide for more information.

Southwest Greens is considered the leader in the artificial turf industry. The reason for our success is threefold. First, we lead the industry in research and development. We use only the highest quality and most advanced materials on the market today. Once installed, our polypropylene turf products replicate the look and feel of natural grass. Second, we do not take a cookie-cutter approach. We custom design your project based on your desires, climate and conditions of the area. We work closely with our clients from day one to make sure the final product meets all their expectations. Third, we are the only company that requires its installers to receive national certification. Our Pro System and rigorous certification program are your guarantees that our products, workmanship and customer service will be of the highest quality.
Fake grass is odorless, so if any smells do occur, it’s usually caused by pet 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 eliminate any lingering odor, if our system was not used.
Artificial turf putting greens and artificial grass turf for residential and commercial properties are the latest trend in landscaping. Get your backyard artificial turf through the number one artificial turf installation team on the market now!
Our high-end synthetic grass is designed to be long-lasting and lasting, with a life expectancy of up to 20 years with adequate 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-resistant synthetic turf products look and function like new because they are built to withstand lots of traffic, inclement weather, and temperature fluctuations for all-year use. All setups come complete with a one-year installation warranty and a producer's warranty that covers discoloration.

The cost of synthetic grass for dogs can change depending on factors such as the size of your yard and the type of grass you choose. We offer a variety of synthetic grass solutions to fit different price ranges and needs, so we advise reaching out to us for a customized quote.

Artificial grass lawns and artificial grass putting greens are great alternatives to natural grass. If you are looking for commercial or residential installation of artificial grass at your business or in your backyard, we are the artificial grass installation team for you. It is time to turn that grassy area from a place of time-consuming work to a place of maintenance-free beauty. Stop worrying about it and start enjoying it!

While it's possible to lay down pet turf by yourself, we recommend employing a expert to ensure that the job is done properly. Our team of experts can help you plan and set up a pet-friendly synthetic grass solution that meets your individual requirements and preferences.

Artificial grass and artificial grass lawns are great for anyone that wants beautiful looking, maintenance-free grass all year long. Whether you need commercial or residential artificial grass, or are looking for golf green installation in your backyard, we offer the best artificial grass installation in the business.
Artificial grass turf and Artificial lawn turf for residential or commercial installation has made great strides. If you are interested in professional-quality artificial putting green turf or long-bladed artificial golf turf for your backyard, you have come to the right place. No longer does artificial turf only reside inside domed football and baseball stadiums, or at your local putt-putt course.
Artificial grass lawn and artificial turf lawn installation is our specialty! We offer the most experienced artificial lawn installation team available for commercial properties and residential backyards.

Southwest Greens’ backyard putting greens are made using premier artificial turf exclusively made for resilience, performance, and visual appeal. We utilize cutting-edge technology to create authentic surfaces that imitate that recreate the features of real grass. And backed by pro golfers throughout the PGA and LIV Tours.

Some turfs being sold today are manufactured overseas. Not only are most of these turfs lower in yarn quality, they may contain heavy metals such as lead which could pose health hazards to you, your children and pets!

Southwest Greens artificial lawn turf is manufactured in the USA by Shaw Industries (a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Company). Southwest Greens artificial putting green turf is manufactured by Challenger Industries in Dalton, Georgia. Both turfs are 100% heavy metal free, 100% recyclable, safe for children and are pet friendly. Shaw offers an alternative to repurpose products thru the Shaw Green Edge Recycling Program.

The duration of installation depends on numerous considerations like the scope and complication of the project. Generally, our professional installation team works quickly to complete the installation process within a week, ensuring minimal disruption to your schedule.

Face weight is the weight of an area of turf blades only that is 3′ X 3′ or 9 square feet. Many companies when quoting face weights will include the weight of the backing, which is not the correct way to measure face weight. Face weight is a measure (weight) of the thickness and fullness of the turf. Companies that include it for comparison purposes in the face weight are being deceptive.

Southwest Greens will only quote face weights without the backing! Face weight is the weight of the turf in ounces, and more weight can mean a thicker and fuller lawn but it doesn’t necessarily mean the turf will have increased longevity. When asking for face weight comparisons, make sure it does not include the backing.

Yes, Southwest Greens' backyard putting greens are crafted to handle many weather conditions, meaning they are ideal for many climates. Our putting green turf is UV resistant and designed to endure prolonged exposure to sunlight, rain, and other environmental elements. You don’t need to cover it with a tarp during the Tucson winter seasons (snow), even if you cover it, a professional maintenance is still encouraged after the last snow has melted, typically the first months of spring.

Maintaining your backyard putting green is easy and requires little effort. Regular brushing to avoid matting to the fringe, occasional rinsing with water to remove debris, and keeping the surface free from leaves and other organic debris are generally all that's required to keep your putting green in tip-top shape. See our guide here.

Unfortunately there are companies in the turf industry that will do a bait and switch. They will show you a sample of turf that you agree to have installed in your yard and then will install a lesser quality turf or a 2nd quality turf, or even a lesser weight turf than you agreed upon. Some turf companies purchase only 2nd quality runs from the turf manufacturers. 2nd quality runs can have defects ranging from streaks in the turf, mixed dye colors, imperfections, delaminated backings and uneven blade heights and tip curl.

Southwest Greens only sells and installs 1st Quality turf made in the USA. Our manufacturer, Shaw Industries is always finding ways to improve their turfs and much of the input comes from its 100 franchises worldwide. All Southwest Greens employees are required to attend seminars to understand how the turfs are manufactured, see firsthand the process, ask questions and learn about the product. We are continually working to supply the highest grade and line of turfs available for durability, longevity and beauty!

Some companies subcontract their installations. The installers are not employees but subcontractors hired by the job. That may not be a big deal to you, but it is to SWG!

Southwest Greens employees are all employed full-time – from the salesmen to the installers! We take pride in every job we do and if it is not done to our customers liking we will fix it. If an issue arises, we take the responsibility, not some unknown company we subcontracted to. Both lead foremen and the majority of installers have been employed with SWG for over 6 years.

Absolutely, we offer customization options to personalize your backyard putting green to your style and available space. From size and shape to fringe and contouring, our team works closely with you to construct a putting green that enhances your outdoor landscape and meets your one-of-a-kind needs.

Definitely! Our artificial grass products are pet-friendly and designed to endure the abuse of daily use, including playful pets. Plus, unlike organic grass, our turf does not need hazardous pesticides or fertilizers, making it safe for your furry friends. Even though backyard putting greens aren’t recommended for pets, you can install pet turf in an area for them, too.

There are two types of silica sand that are used for infill of putting greens and lawns. Some companies use sub-angular silica sand for infill. Sub-angular sand is odd shaped and sharp. Sub-angular sand from its sharpness will begin to cut and saw at your grass blades as you walk on it, decreasing the life of your putting green. Sub-angular sand will also compact and get hard over time causing a putting green that becomes too fast.

Southwest Greens only uses round ball bearing silica sand for its putting greens. Round ball bearing silica sand does not contain sharp edges and will not cut at the blades as you walk on the green. Round ball bearing silica sand will increase the life of your green. Why don’t all companies use round ball bearing silica sand? Because it costs twice as much as sub-angular sand!

Our backyard putting greens are built to last years with proper care and maintenance. With recommended upkeep and occasional grooming, you can expect your putting green to provide years of fun for you and your family. Our first installations are more than 20 years old and still have the bright green color and texture of genuine grass.

Some companies will use the same sub-angular silica sand for topdressing your putting green. This is the same sand that will cut and saw at the blades, and decrease the lifespan and longevity of your putting green.

Southwest Greens uses black and green round ball bearing silica sand for topdressing. The round ball bearing silica sand will increase the longevity of your putting green and will give it a nice color. Why don’t all companies use black and green round ball bearing silica sand to top dress the putting greens, because the cost is 3 times as much as sub-angular silica sand.

Some companies will also use copper slag as an infill. Copper slag is an abrasive blasting grit that is also sub-angular and will eventually cut and saw at the blades and decrease the life span of your lawn.

Southwest Greens, after infilling your lawn with round ball bearing silica sand will add a crumb rubber infill. Crumb rubber will create a soft and cushiony feel to your lawn. Crumb rubber is also instrumental in keeping the blades of your lawn standing erect. Why don’t all companies use crumb rubber infill? It’s just another added expense to them!

Installing a backyard putting green in your Tucson home provides numerous benefits, including convenient access to practice facilities, improving your golf skills, increased property value, reduced water consumption, and a beautiful outdoor space to entertain and play.

Yes. Our backyard putting greens are designed to react like a conventional bent grass or bermuda green. Whether you are chipping from 2 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 our playability tools set the B.A.R.

Every company uses nails to tack down turf. Some companies will use steel nails to tack down your turf. Steel nails can, and will eventually rust.

Southwest Greens uses 3 ¼ inch galvanized nails. Galvanized nails have a zinc coating which prohibits rust. Why don’t all companies use galvanized nails? Because they are more expensive than steel nails!

We know that space can be a constratint for many Tucson homeowners. Southwest Greens’ putting surfaces are made to be practical even in tight spaces. With our professional design and installation services, you can get the convenience of anytime golf practice, right in your backyard. Most backyard putting greens are 300-800 square feet, which are a great space for puttingand even short “chip shots”.

Southwest Greens will install durable PGA Tour quality six-inch aluminum cups, the same cups you find at the top rated resort courses and private country clubs in Arizona. Why don’t all companies use aluminum cups? Because they are more expensive than plastic cups!

Ask other companies if they offer maintenance programs after your green is installed?

Southwest Greens recommends our annual maintenance program. This visit costs $105 an hour (most maintenance visits can be performed in 1 hour unless unusually large areas) two laborers will re-roll or compact the putting green, add infill topdressings, mend and repair areas of your turf, Shindawa power brush fringe and lawn areas to make your artificial lawn or putting green look refreshed and maintained! Scheduling a yearly maintenance visit is highly recommended.

While it’spossible to build your own backyard putting green, the process has many challenges. Artificial putting greens, though easier to maintain, require specialized turf products and infill designed specifically for golf greens, along with a large amount of equipment and expertise to ensure it is installed correctly.

The cost of a Southwest Greens golf green depends on several things, such as the size, design complexity, and site-specific considerations. Our team can create a customized quote based on your specialized requirements. Contact us to find out more about the cost of installing a premium backyard putting green from Southwest Greens of Tucson. See this guide to estimate your cost.

The majority of the companies charge by the square foot. Some companies charge by the square foot and also include a 10% waste charge in there price. There is a waste factor to every job. Rolls of turf come in 15 foot widths by any length, normally 50 or 65 foot lengths. You will always end up with smaller pieces (scrap) that normally cannot be used again.

Southwest Greens does not charge for a waste factor. Southwest Greens only charges for the actual square footage that was installed!

Always ask to be taken to recent SWG jobs that are similar in design, type of turf, and square footage that you are interested in putting in your yard!

Southwest Greens can schedule a tour to take you to locations in your neighborhood or surrounding areas that have the same turf you are interested in. We feel it’s important for you to see a similar project before we begin on yours! If you are unable to see these projects we would be happy to supply you with names and phone numbers of prior customers in your area.

It’s easy to get started! Simply contact us to schedule a consultation with one of our professional Tucson team members. We will review your outdoor space, discuss your preferences and vision, and create a customized backyard putting green made to your needs and budget.