March 30, 2022

Your guide to choosing the perfect artificial grass for your Tucson business or property.


WHY CHANGE?

There are lots of reasons to choose artificial lawns. First, it’s tiresome and costly to maintain large spaces of traditional grass. This is especially true if you plan on your event space, residence, or business standing out. Keeping your grass thick and green involves time, money, and work to reseed, water, and fertilize. Then, even after all that care, unexpected weather can ruin a perfect lawn. This is one example of why many businesses and individuals alike have decided on artificial grass to end the effort, costly water bills, equipment cost, and the angst that comes along with keeping up gorgeous lawns. While purchasing artificial grass for a landscaping project has a more expensive initial cost, it’ll save you a ton over the long haul.

When thinking about artificial turf, your first thought that pops into your head might be golf courses or residential putting greens. However, while artificial putting turf requires short, dense blades to keep a golf ball rolling true, the monochromatic, flat putting turf doesn’t provide all of the elements necessary to replace a natural grass lawn.

Traditional grass is flowing, lush, and multi-colored, and putting turf will not work for large spaces. Suppose you want to dress your lawn to impress. In that case, there are many better options to look at that will provide a better looking replacement for genuine grass.


HOW WILL SYNTHETIC GRASS HELP?

A lower water bill and lower expenses from not needing fertilizers and sprays are a great case for choosing synthetic grass, even more so for large properties. Still, one of the most infuriating aspects of maintaining a genuine grass lawn is damage caused by weather and heavy foot traffic.

“Keep off the grass” signs are so cliché and are not as effective as we want them to be anyway. Unfortunately, even just a few inattentive guests can cause areas of downtrodden grass that will make a perfectly manicured lawn look awful.

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

  • Almost no maintenance necessary
  • Durable and resistant to getting flattened in high-traffic areas
  • Environmentally friendly by cutting 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 run to your local mega-mart and pick up some artificial turf, you’ll notice that it looks unnaturally shiny. It’s shiny because a good deal of the synthetic grass out there today is made with fibers simply shaped like grass in single, straight blades. Though this design is true to the look of individual blades of grass, oftentimes (especially when cheaper materials are used), this design might be too reflective and produce a plasticky shimmer.

Selecting an answer to this shortcoming by purchasing a product that addresses light reflection is a good start to ensuring the perfect artificial grass product for your project. Our Bolt artificial turf product line addresses this issue with blades shaped like lightning bolts that brilliantly reflect light in a way that mimics the luster of natural grass, avoiding that plasticky look altogether.

Color is another challenge that you can run into with cheaper artificial turf. Traditional grass isn’t ever just “green.” There are an array of colors and tones that make real grass look so, well, real. Finding a brand of artificial grass that can provide the specific colors to match the shade of green grass that grows in Tucson is crucial when determining what to get].

The reason you’re switching to artificial grass is so you can save time and money all while owning the most attractive lawn in Tucson. It's vital to ensure that the color of your lawn doesn't make it look out of place. Choosing a supplier that gives you options is very important, and Southwest Greens of Tucson has many to choose from.


SOUTHWEST GREENS CHOICES

Bolt Capturing the Essence  

Out of all the collections we carry, we highly recommend looking at our Bolt collection if you want the best look for your. Their lightning bolt-shaped angles reflect light giving you a lower luster and more organic-looking lawn—all while providing a long-lasting solution with way less maintenance.


Bolt Natural

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

Bolt Natural employs a patented method of sewing three strands through one needle, giving the consumer with over thirty percent more ends visible and more contrasting colors. The thick, vibrant, robust fibers create a natural look that is unparalleled in the synthetic landscape market. Look at the Bolt  Natural turf options here.


Bolt Landscape

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

Bolt technology means you have the best in aesthetics and durability. Our performance-grade fibers are manufactured with better spring-back and reduced sheen229] for natural-looking lawn turf. Additionally, wear testing has shown twice as resilient as a typical yarn—offering the most durable fibers available for lawns is a breakthrough in the marketplace. Check out Bolt Landscape turf options.


WHICH IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

Even though Bolt Landscape gives you more colors, Bolt Natural uses our patented triple-fiber design giving a Bolt Natural lawn more color variation and an exceptionally natural appearance that’s very rare in the synthetic grass market. Regardless of what kind of style you are trying to get for your establishment, if you’re considering artificial turf, you will discover the best match for your grass with Bolt.

Contact us today 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.

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