Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! Our innovative in-filled polypropylene synthetic grass products are designed to perform like natural golf course greens, so your ball will have the same spin and true roll of a natural grass green. 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 hold a shot as well as a natural grass green, ensuring your ball will not jump or flutter as it would on a nylon surface
Because each project is unique, the amount of time for installation is based upon factors like weather, landscaping requirements, and the complexity and size of the project. Schedules may also be affected by accessibility and site preparation needs. Please contact us for an estimate on your particular project.
Indoor or outdoor, the sky's the limit! Southwest Greens of Eastern Washington provides custom design expertise for golf greens in varying sizes and designs for every client. Backyard putting greens for residential spaces are usually around 500 square feet, while artificial golf greens for commercial space or Nicklaus Design golf courses average 1,500 square feet. Our outdoor synthetic putting greens are tailored for each client, taking into account available space as well as budget.
Synthetic golf greens demand 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. Turf blending, undulations, breaks and bunkers name just a few of the design elements crucial for natural looking and rolling golf greens. With so many additional architectural features to consider over a more basic artificial, the cost of construction for our golf greens ranges from $20 to $25 per square foot, more or less depending on region, accessibility and features.
The high quality of the materials we use is a crucially important factor in achieving a top-flight golf green. Our quality products deliver the lush, natural green look of natural grass as well as the soft feel and true performance characteristics lacking in nylon and other typical materials used in many synthetic golf greens.
Southwest Greens of Eastern Washington is the acknowledged front-runner in the artificial turf industry. Our commitment to research and development enables us to provide the highest quality and most cutting-edge materials on the market today. With a range of turf products developed to replicate the look and feel of genuine grass, our custom designs reflect the specific needs, climates and conditions of any area. All Southwest Greens of Eastern Washington installers are required to hold national certifications, guaranteeing that products and excellent workmanship will consistently be of the highest quality.

Will the synthetic turf deteriorate over time? How durable is the turf?

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

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

In most cases, synthetic turf 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 can repurpose it in a variety of ways including sheet goods, rugs, carpet backing, mats and more.

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

Shaw has recycled over 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 grass products necessitate very little maintenance. For most artificial turf applications, using a leaf blower and water hose to clear lawn and pet debris is all you need to keep the surface clear. For golf greens, routine maintenance by your local Southwest Greens of Eastern Washington representative every 12-18 months is recommended; we will ensure smooth putts with consistent check-ups that include inspecting the areas around the cups for any adjustments and rolling the green.
Highly trained Southwest Greens of Eastern Washington engineers and installers are the only personnel certified to design and install our artificial turf materials. DIY purchases are available with consultation but will void any installation warranty

There are numerous reasons why artificial grass is a great option for Kennewick pet owners! First, it's much easier to care for than real grass — you won't have to worry about watering, saving you time and money. Additionally, synthetic grass is more tough than real grass, so it can withstand heavy foot traffic. Plus, synthetic grass is chemical-free and non-toxic, making it safe for your pets.

It is very difficult for fleas, ticks, and other pests to survive in the synthetic turf. While we can’t guarantee that your yard will be completely free of pests, you can count on them to be virtually eliminated. Because there isn’t any soil to support their nesting, you should 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 maintain your artificial lawn regularly, there will be very few pests.

Indeed, our artificial turf looks and feels just like live grass, so your four-legged companions will be able to enjoy it just as much they would use a natural lawn. They can roll around on the grass to their heart's content!

The synthetic turf we offer is crafted to be durable and able to withstand wear and tear, so it can withstand digging without becoming damaged. However, if your pets are chronic differs, we recommend taking measures to stop them from digging in the grass.

Absolutely! Cleaning artificial grass is straightforward! You can easily spray it down with water to remove any debris. For more thorough cleaning, you can use a mild detergent and a brush to scrub the grass. Take a look at our detailed cleaning guide for more tips.

Synthetic turf is odorless, so if any smells do occur, it’s usually caused by animal waste. 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 neutralize odors, but there are steps you can take to ensure there's no unpleasant smell 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 get rid of any remaining smell, if our system was not used.
Our top-quality synthetic grass is designed to be sturdy and long-lasting, with a lifespan of up to 20 years with proper maintenance. However, the longevity of your grass may depend on factors such as the foot traffic and how well it's maintained. Our UV-resistant synthetic turf products look and function like new because they are designed to withstand heavy traffic, extreme weather conditions, and temperature changes for all-year use. All installs come complete with a one-year installation warranty and a producer's warranty that covers color loss.

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

While it's feasible to lay down pet turf by yourself, we recommend seeking the services of a specialist to ensure that the job is done accurately. Our team of experts can help you design and set up a pet-friendly synthetic grass solution that meets your particular preferences and taste.

Our backyard putting greens are made utilizing premier artificial turf specifically engineered for strength, performance, and aesthetics. We utilize cutting-edge technology to design authentic surfaces that mimic the traits of real grass. Supported by pro golfers throughout the PGA and LIV Tours.

How long it takes to install depends on various considerations like the scope and complication of the project. Typically, our expert installation team works promptly to finish the installation process within a week, minimizing interruption of your schedule.

Yes, Southwest Greens' backyard putting greens are crafted to withstand many weather conditions, meaning they are ideal for a wide range of climates. Our putting green turf is UV resistant and built to withstand extended exposure to sunlight, rain, and other environmental factors. You don’t need to cover it with a tarp over the Kennewick winter months (snow), even if it is covered, a professional maintenance is still recommended after the last snow has melted, typically the first months of spring.

Maintaining your backyard putting green is effortless and requires minimal effort. Regular brushing to prevent matting to the fringe, occasional rinsing with water to clear debris, and keeping the surface free from leaves and other organic debris are typically all that's necessary to keep your putting green in top shape. See our guide here.

Yes, we offer customization options to personalize your backyard putting green to your preferences and space requirements. From size and shape to fringe and contouring, our professionals work closely with you to construct a putting green that complements your outdoor landscape and meets your specific needs.

Absolutely! Our artificial grass products are pet-friendly and manufactured to endure the wear and tear of daily use, including playful pets. Plus, unlike live grass, our turf does not need harmful pesticides or fertilizers, making it safe for your furry friends. Though backyard putting greens are not recommended for pets, you can install pet turf in an area for them, too.

Our backyard putting greens are made to last for many years with proper care and maintenance. With regular upkeep and occasional grooming, you can expect your putting green to give years of fun for you and your family. Our earliest installations are 20 years old or older and have kept the rich green color and texture of genuine grass.

Installing a backyard putting green in your Kennewick home offers several benefits, including convenient access to practice facilities, improved golf skills, increased property value, lower water consumption, and a beautiful outdoor space to entertain and play.

Yes. Our backyard putting greens are engineered to respond 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 our playability tools set the B.A.R.

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

While it isn’t impossible to build your own backyard putting green, the process has many challenges. Artificial putting greens, while easier to maintain, require specialized turf products and infill designed just for golf greens, along with a large amount of equipment and expertise for proper installation.

The cost of a Southwest Greens golf green is dependent on various factors, such as the size, complexity of design, and site-specific considerations. Our team can create a personalized quote based on your specific requirements. Contact us to investigate further about the cost of installing a premium backyard putting green from Southwest Greens of Eastern Washington. See this guide to estimate your cost.

Getting started is easy! Simply get in touch with us to schedule a consultation with one of our professional Kennewick team members. We'll review your outdoor space, talk about your preferences and vision, and provide a customized backyard putting green tailored to your needs and budget.

Artificial grass, also referred to as synthetic turf, is a surface manufactured from synthetic fibers designed to replicate the appearance and feel of live grass. In commercial golf settings, it’s frequently used for putting greens, tee lines, fringe areas, walkways, cart paths, common areas, and even entire golf courses to give a uniform and low-maintenance playing surface.

There are several benefits to using artificial grass on Kennewick commercial golf courses:

Low maintenance: Artificial grass requires minimal upkeep versus living grass, saving time and money on mowing, watering, and fertilizing.

Consistency: Synthetic turf provides a consistent playing surface year-round, no matter the Kennewick weather, guaranteeing a high-quality golfing experience.

Durability: Southwest Greens artificial grass is made to stand up to heavy foot traffic and frequent use which makes it the best choice 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 many synthetic turf options and designs, allowing you to tailor the look and feel of your Kennewick golf course to fit your unique needs and preferences.
Yes, artificial grass is an excellent choice for putting greens in commercial golf settings. Southwest Greens putting greens are specially designed to recreate the performance characteristics of live grass, providing a smooth and consistent surface for Kennewick golfers to practice their putting skills.
While natural grass presents its own unique characteristics, artificial grass from Southwest Greens is designed to closely recreate the look, feel, and performance of live grass. Our synthetic turf products provide excellent playability and performance, yielding a consistent surface for Kennewick golfers of all skill levels. Ask a Southwest Greens representative to see the B.A.R. testing on playability.
Yes, artificial grass can be installed on existing Kennewick golf courses to replace traditional grass or enhance specific areas such as putting greens, tee lines, and fringe areas. Southwest Greens installation experts can help assess the needs of your golf course and determine the best approach for incorporating artificial grass into your existing layout.

Artificial grass from Southwest Greens is made to be highly durable and long-lasting, with a lifespan of 15-20 years or more with recommended maintenance. Maintenance requirements are few and usually involve occasional brushing to remove debris and ensure optimal performance.

Yes, artificial grass from Southwest Greens is safe for golfers and the environment alike. Our synthetic turf products are made from non-toxic materials and do not need toxic pesticides or fertilizers which makes them an eco-friendly choice. Additionally, our turf is designed to yield excellent traction and shock absorption, reducing the injury risk to golfers.
Yes, artificial grass is an excellent way to minimize water usage on Kennewick commercial golf courses. Since synthetic turf doesn't require watering, it helps conserve local water resources, reducing irrigation costs, making turf the sustainable option for Kennewick golf course owners and operators.

Southwest Greens' artificial grass is engineered with industry-leading technology and the highest quality materials to provide superior performance, durability, and aesthetics. Our synthetic turf products go through rigorous testing to guarantee they meet the highest playability, safety, and environmental sustainability standards.

To get started with installing artificial grass on your commercial golf course in Kennewick, contact Southwest Greens to schedule a consultation with one of our Kennewick turf professionals. We'll work with you to assess your needs, talk about your options, and create a tailored solution that meets your budget and timeline.

Typically, turf ends up in landfills, wasting precious space. Southwest Greens offers a more sustainable alternative through our recycling program. The Shaw Green Edge Recycling Program lets you return the turf that has been removed, and we can repurpose it in numerous ways.
The Shaw Green Edge is Shaw Industries' commitment to making gorgeous and sustainable flooring solutions and synthetic turf surfaces. It drives all our actions, ensuring strong ethical standards and the conservation of natural resources, along with the recycling of raw materials and the manufacture of products that can be recycled time after time.
Investing in in cutting-edge infrastructure like our Re2E (Reclaim to Energy) plant in Dalton, Georgia. Here, we utilize reclaimed ground surfaces, including artificial turf fibers, to generate power for our manufacturing sites.

Without a doubt! Through advanced processes, the entire artificial turf system can be converted back into their resin state. Next, the material is then shaped or extruded into new floor coverings like resilient products, rugs, mats, and carpet backing, decreasing the need for virgin materials.

The sand and rubber infill are carefully removed from the artificial turf, washed, and recycled. It can be reused in future fields or as materials for other goods, minimizing waste.

Livability is a benchmarking methodology used by Southwest Greens to guarantee our products meet exceptional standards for material and environmental health. Different products have varying classifications of measure, but all must meet premium expectations for consumer safety. We assess durability, temperature, UV resistance, and ecological impact to provide the maximum value and performance.
Our products are manufactured with eco-friendliness in mind. They are non-toxic, sustainable and renewable, with a reduced carbon footprint. Further, they are dust-free, uncoated silica, and quartz-free, further minimizing their environmental impact.
As a division of Shaw Industries, Southwest Greens aligns with Shaw's commitment to reducing water, energy, and emissions use. We focus on sustainability and find opportunities to make a better future through partnerships and innovation.