Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! Our innovative in-filled polypropylene artificial grass products are made to function like natural golf course greens, so your ball will provide the same spin and true roll of a genuine grass surface. Whether you're chipping in your backyard putting green from two yards or on our Nicklaus Designed course from 200 yards, our artificial golf greens will maintain a shot as well as a natural grass green, guaranteeing that your ball will not bounce or falter as it would on a nylon surface
Because each project is different, the time required for installation is calculated using factors like weather, landscaping requirements, and the complexity and size of the project. Timelines may also be affected by accessibility and site preparation requirements. Please contact us for an estimate on your particular project.
Indoor or outdoor, the sky's the limit! Southwest Greens of Michigan delivers custom design mastery for golf greens in a range of sizes and configurations for every client. Backyard synthetic greens for residential spaces average around 500 square feet, while artificial golf greens for commercial space or Nicklaus Design golf courses are normally 1,500 square feet. Our outdoor synthetic putting greens are made uniquely for each client, considering available space as well as budget.
Artificial golf greens call for a high level of professionalism for design and installation. Since our beginnings in the golf industry in 1996, we have truly refined the art of golf construction. Turf blending, undulations, breaks and bunkers name just a few of the design elements important for natural looking and rolling golf greens. With so many additional architectural features to take into account over a more basic synthetic, golf green construction cost averages from $20 to $25 per square foot, more or less calculated considering region, accessibility and features.
The high quality of the materials we use is a very important factor in creating an excellent golf green. Our superior products provide the rich, natural green look of natural grass as well as the plush feel and true performance characteristics free of nylon and other popular materials used in many artificial golf greens.
Southwest Greens of Michigan is the acknowledged front-runner in the synthetic grass industry. Our dedication to research and development makes it possible for us to supply the highest quality and most advanced materials on the market today. With a range of turf products created to simulate the look and feel of natural grass, our custom designs reflect the particular needs, climates and conditions of any area. All Southwest Greens of Michigan installers are required to have national certifications, guaranteeing that products and professional workmanship will always be of the highest quality.

Will the artificial turf decline over time? How long-lasting is the turf?

Southwest Greens of Michigan's first installations are 20 years old or older and still embody the vivid green color and texture of natural grass. Our UV-resistant artificial grass products look and work like new because they are crafted to withstand heavy traffic, extreme weather conditions and temperature fluctuations for all-year use. All installations come complete alongside a one-year workmanship warranty and manufacturer's warranty that includes fading.

Our artificial grass is designed to be used and is highly recommended in busy areas or for long-term sporting purposes

Usually, artificial grass is disposed directly into landfills, using up precious space. Shaw offers a better alternative through the Green Edge Recycling Program. Once artificial grass is removed, we are able to repurpose it in several different ways including carpet backing, mats, rugs, sheet goods and more.

Sand infill from the artificial grass product is mechanically removed 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 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 provides hundreds of fully certified Cradle to Cradle flooring products.

Our synthetic turf products need very little upkeep. For most artificial grass applications, using a leaf blower and water hose to dispose of lawn and pet debris is sufficient to keep the surface clean. For golf greens, routine care by your local Southwest Greens of Michigan representative every 12-18 months is recommended; we will guarantee smooth putts with regular check-ups that include rolling the green and inspecting the areas around the cups for any adjustments.
Highly trained Southwest Greens of Michigan engineers and installers are the only personnel qualified to design and install our turf materials. DIY purchases are available with consultation but will void any installation warranty

There are many reasons that synthetic grass is an excellent option for Detroit and all of Michigan pet owners! First and foremost, it's much easier to keep up than natural grass — you won't have to worry about trimming, saving you valuable time and money. Additionally, artificial grass is more durable than natural grass, so it can withstand lots of activity. Plus, synthetic grass is non-toxic and chemical-free, making it healthy for your pets.

It's not easy for fleas, ticks, and other pests to live in the artificial grass. While we can’t guarantee that your yard will be entirely pest-free, you can rest assured they’ll be mostly eliminated. Because there is 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 environment for ticks and fleas. As long as you clean your artificial lawn regularly, there will be hardly any pests.

Indeed, our artificial turf has the appearance and texture of organic grass, so your furry friends will be able to play on it like they would they would use a natural lawn. They can roll around on the grass to their heart's content!

Our synthetic grass is made to be long-lasting and resistant to wear and tear, so it can withstand digging without sustaining damage. However, if your pets are chronic differs, we recommend taking measures to discourage them from digging through the artificial grass.

Definitely! Cleaning synthetic turf is straightforward! You can hassle-free hose it down with water to remove any leaves. For more thorough cleaning, you can use soapy water and a soft-bristled brush to scrub 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 build-up of odor. Southwest Green's pet-turf system is designed to help neutralize odors, but there are steps you can take to ensure no smells persist. We advise you use a solution of equal parts water and white vinegar to spray Fido’s favorite bathroom area. Let it dry to eliminate any lingering odor, if the our system was not used.
Our high-end artificial grass is designed to be durable and lasting, with a life expectancy of up to 20 years with proper maintenance. However, the lifespan of your grass may depend on factors such as the amount of foot traffic it receives and how well it's maintained. Our sun-resistant synthetic turf products look and function like new because they are designed to withstand lots of traffic, inclement weather, and temperature fluctuations for all-year use. All installs come complete with a one-year installation warranty and a maker's warranty that covers discoloration.

The cost of artificial grass for dogs can vary depending on factors such as the size of your yard and the type of grass you choose. We offer a range of synthetic grass solutions to fit different financial plans and needs, so we recommend getting in touch with us for a customized quote.

While it's possible to install pet turf on your own, we recommend hiring a specialist to ensure that the job is done accurately. Our team of experts can help you design and install a pet-friendly synthetic grass solution that meets your particular preferences and liking.