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 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.

Southwest Greens’ backyard putting greens are manufactured with high-quality artificial turf specially made for durability, performance, and visual appeal. We make use of state-of-the-art technology to design realistic surfaces that imitate that recreate the features of real grass. Supported by pro golfers throughout the PGA and LIV Tours.

How long installation takes will depend on numerous elements like the size and difficulty of the project. Usually, our professional installation team works efficiently to complete the installation process in a week, ensuring minimal interruption of your schedule.

Yes, Southwest Greens' backyard putting greens are made to handle all weather conditions, meaning they are suitable for a wide range of climates. Our putting green turf is UV resistant and made to endure prolonged exposure to sunlight, rain, and other environmental elements. You don’t need to cover it with a tarp during the Detroit and all of Michigan winter months (snow). Even if you cover it, a professional maintenance is still recommended after the last snow has melted, typically the first months of spring.

Maintaining your backyard putting green is simple and requires very little effort. Regular brushing to avoid matting to the fringe, periodic rinsing with water to get rid of debris, and keeping the surface free of leaves and other organic debris are usually all that is needed to keep your putting green in tip-top shape. See the guide here.

Yes, we offer customization options to personalize your backyard putting green to your needs and available space. From dimensions and shape to fringe and contouring, our desgners work closely with you to create a putting green that complements your outdoor landscape and meets your unique needs.

Absolutely! Our artificial grass products are pet-friendly and made to stand up to the abuse of heavy use, including playful pets. Plus, unlike organic grass, our turf doesn't need dangerous pesticides or fertilizers, making it safe for your four-legged friends. While backyard putting greens aren’t recommended for pets, you can install pet turf in your yard for them, too.

Our backyard putting greens are designed to last for years to come with proper care and maintenance. With recommended maintenance and occasional grooming, you can expect your putting green to offer years of enjoyment for you and your family. Our earliest installations are now more than 20 years old and have maintained the bright green color and texture of natural grass.

Installing a backyard putting green in your Detroit and all of Michigan home offers many benefits, including easy access to practice facilities, improving your golf skills, improved property value, less water consumption, and a visually appealing outdoor space to entertain and play.

Yes. Our backyard putting greens are engineered to behave like an organic 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 traditional 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.

We understand that space is often an issue for many Detroit and all of Michigan homeowners. Southwest Greens’ putting surfaces are crafted to work even in limited areas. With our acclaimed installation and design services, you can get the convenience of practicing your golf game anytime, right in your backyard. Most backyard putting greens are 300 sq ft – 800 sq ft, which offer great space for putting, including short “chip shots”.

While it’spossible to build your own backyard putting green, the process is very challenging. Artificial putting greens, though easier to maintain, need specialized turf products and infill designed specifically for golf greens, along with a considerable amount of equipment and expertise for proper installation.

The cost of a Southwest Greens golf green will depend on numerous things, like the size, how complex the design, and site-specific considerations. Our team can provide you with a personalized quote depending on your specialized requirements. Contact us to learn more about the cost of installing a premium backyard putting green from Southwest Greens of Michigan. See this guide to estimate your cost.

Getting started is easy! Simply reach out to us to schedule a consultation with one of our seasoned Detroit and all of Michigan team members. We will document your outdoor space, learn about your vision and preferences, and provide a personalized backyard putting green made to your needs and budget.

Artificial grass, also referred to as synthetic turf, is a surface created from synthetic fibers designed to imitate the look and touch of real grass. In commercial golf settings, it is frequently used for putting greens, tee lines, fringe areas, paths, cart paths, common areas, and even complete golf courses to offer a uniform and low-maintenance playing surface.

There are several benefits to using artificial grass on Detroit and all of Michigan commercial golf courses:

Low maintenance: Artificial grass needs hardly any maintenance unlike natural grass, saving time and money on mowing, watering, and fertilizing.

Consistency: Synthetic turf gives you a consistent playing surface all year, regardless of Detroit and all of Michigan weather conditions, offering a high-quality golfing experience.

Durability: Southwest Greens artificial grass is engineered to withstand heavy foot traffic and usewhich means it’s the best choice for commercial golf settings.

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

Customization: Southwest Greens offers many synthetic turf products and designs, which allows you to personalize the look and feel of your Detroit and all of Michigan golf course to match your unique needs and preferences.
Yes, artificial grass is the perfect choice for putting greens in commercial golf settings. Southwest Greens putting greens are specially manufactured to mimic the performance characteristics of natural grass, providing a consistently smooth surface for Detroit and all of Michigan golfers to refine their putting skills.
While natural grass exhibits its own special performance, Southwest Greens’ artificial grass is crafted to closely replicate the look, feel, and performance of living grass. Our synthetic turf products give you renowned playability and performance, offering a consistent surface for Detroit and all of Michigan golfers of any skill level. Ask a Southwest Greens representative about B.A.R. testing on playability.
Yes, artificial grass can be installed on existing Detroit and all of Michigan golf courses to replace live grass or improve specific areas like putting greens, tee lines, and fringe areas. Southwest Greens installation experts will help you assess your golf course's needs and determine the best way for incorporating artificial grass into your current layout.

Artificial grass from Southwest Greens is built to be extremely durable and long-lasting, with a 15-20 year lifespan or more with basic maintenance. Maintenance requirements are easy and typically involve occasional brushing to remove any debris to ensure optimal performance.

Yes, artificial grass from Southwest Greens is safe for both golfers and the environment. Our synthetic turf products are manufactured with non-toxic materials and don’t have to have harmful pesticides or fertilizers which makes them an environmentally-friendly choice. Furthermore, our turf is designed to provide unmatched traction and shock absorption, lowering the risk of injuries for golfers.
Yes, artificial grass is an excellent way to cut water usage on Detroit and all of Michigan commercial golf courses. Because synthetic turf doesn’t need watering, it helps conserve local water resources which reduces irrigation costs, making artificial grass a sustainable option for Detroit and all of Michigan golf course owners and operators.

Southwest Greens' artificial grass is engineered with state-of-the-art technology and the highest quality materials providing unmatched performance, durability, and aesthetics. Our synthetic turf products face rigorous testing to make sure they meet the highest standards for playability, safety, and environmental sustainability.

To get started with installing artificial grass on your commercial golf course in Detroit and all of Michigan, contact Southwest Greens to schedule a consultation with one of our Detroit and all of Michigan turf pros. We will work with you to determine your needs, review your options, and draft a customized solution that meets your budget and timeline.

Usually, turf ends up in the landfill, which uses limited space. However, Southwest Greens offers a more sustainable option with our recycling program. The Shaw Green Edge Recycling Program takes back the turf once it’s been removed, and we can reuse it in a variety of ways.
The Shaw Green Edge is Shaw Industries' commitment to crafting stunning and environmentally-conscious flooring solutions and synthetic turf surfaces. It shapes all our actions, ensuring strong ethical standards and conserving natural resources, along with the recycling of raw materials and the manufacturing of products that can be reused over and over again.
Investing in in state-of-the-art facilities like our Re2E (Reclaim to Energy) plant in Dalton, Georgia. Here, we make use of recycled ground surfaces, including artificial turf fibers, to create energy for our manufacturing sites.

Definitely! Through sophisticated processes, the entire synthetic turf system can be reclaimed back into a polymer state. Next, the material is then formed or extruded into new floor coverings such as mats, rugs, carpet backing, and resilient products, decreasing the need for virgin materials.

The rubber infill and sand are thoroughly removed from the artificial turf, cleansed, and recycled. It can be up-cycled in future fields or as materials for other goods, limiting waste.

Livability is a benchmarking standard Southwest Greens uses to make sure our products meet exceptional standards for environmental and material health. Different products have differing classifications of measure, but all must meet high-quality expectations for consumer safety. We determine durability, temperature, UV resistance, and ecological impact to provide the highest value and performance.
Our offerings are manufactured with sustainability in mind. They’re non-toxic, renewable and sustainable, with a reduced 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 lowering water, energy, and emissions intensity. Together, we focus on sustainability and find opportunities to create a better future through partnerships and innovation.