March 30, 2022

Your guide to finding the perfect artificial grass for your Kennewick business or home.


WHY CHANGE?

There are many reasons people choose artificial lawns. To begin with, it can be tiresome and costly to keep up large areas of traditional grass. This is especially true if you want your business, event space, or residence to stand out. Keeping grass full and green involves time, effort, and money to water, fertilize, and reseed. Then, even after everything, unexpected weather events can destroy a perfect lawn. This is why many home and business owners alike have turned to artificial grass solve the exertion, costly water bills, equipment cost, and the stress that comes along with keeping up stand-out lawns. While choosing artificial grass for your landscaping project has a higher up-front cost, it should save you a lot over the long term.

When you consider artificial turf, your first thought that pops into your head might be golf courses or backyard putting greens. That said, synthetic putting turf has short, dense blades to keep a golf ball on its path, the flat, monochromatic putting turf does not contain all of the aspects needed to replace a natural grass lawn.

Natural grass is wavy, lush, and multi-colored, and putting turf is not going to work large spaces. Suppose you want to dress your property to impress. In that case, there are plenty of better options to look at that will get you a proper aesthetic replacement for organic grass.


HOW WILL SYNTHETIC GRASS HELP?

A lower water bill and lower expenses from no longer needing fertilizers and sprays are a strong case for installing synthetic grass, especially for large properties. Lastly, one of the most challenging aspects of keeping up a natural grass lawn is damage from weather and heavy foot traffic.

“Keep off the grass” signs are so cliché and don’t work anyway. Too bad, it just takes a few rebels can cause areas of trampled grass that’ll make a perfectly manicured lawn look awful.

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

  • Next to no maintenance needed
  • Durable and resists flattening in high-traffic areas
  • Environmentally friendly by reducing water usage
  • Looks lush and green in all seasons and 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 box store and pick up some artificial turf, you’ll see that it looks artificially shiny. This is because a lot of the synthetic grass available today is manufactured using fibers that are shaped like organic grass in single, straight blades. Though this design is true to the shape of individual blades of grass, often (especially when using cheaper materials), this design can be too reflective and produce a plasticky shimmer.

Choosing a resolution to this problem by purchasing a product that addresses light reflection is an excellent start to ensuring the right artificial grass product for your project. Our Bolt artificial turf product line handles this problem with blades shaped like lightning bolts that brilliantly reflect light in a way replicating the luster of natural grass, avoiding that plasticky look completely.

Color is another issue that you’ll encounter with cheap artificial turf. Organic grass isn’t ever just “green.” There are all kinds of colors and tones that make regular grass look so, well, real. Choosing a brand of artificial grass that will provide the right colors to simulate the shade of green grass that grows in Kennewick is critical when deciding what to purchase].

The idea of choosing artificial grass is to save you time and money all while having the best lawn in Kennewick. It is critical to be sure that the color of your lawn doesn't make it stick out like a sore thumb. Finding a supplier that gives you options is very important, and Southwest Greens of Eastern Washington has many options available for you.


SOUTHWEST GREENS CHOICES

Bolt Capturing the Essence  

Out of all the collections we have available, we definitely encourage looking into our Bolt collection if you want the best looking. Bolt’s lightning bolt-shaped angles reflect light giving you a lower luster and more organic-looking lawn—while giving you a long-lasting solution with far less maintenance.


Bolt Natural

Bolt Natural turf by Southwest Greens of Eastern Washington
Bolt Natural 42
301 - Olive

Bolt Natural utilizes a patented method of sewing three strands through a single needle, giving the consumer with over thirty percent more visible ends and more contrast in the color. The thick, vibrant, heavy fibers create a natural look that is hard to come by in the synthetic landscape market. See the Bolt  Natural turf options here.


Bolt Landscape

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

Bolt technology simply means you have the highest quality durability and aesthetics. Our performance-grade fibers are constructed with better spring-back and reduced sheen229] for natural-looking lawn turf. Additionally, wear testing has shown Bolt is twice as resilient as regular yarn—offering the most durable fibers available for lawns is a true revolution in the marketplace. Explore our Bolt Landscape turf options.


WHICH IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

While Bolt Landscape provides more available colors, Bolt Natural has the patented triple-fiber design that gives a Bolt Natural lawn more color variance and a very natural appearance that is uncommon in the synthetic grass market. Regardless of what kind of look you’re seeking for your lawn, you’ll get the perfect match for your grass with Bolt if you are contemplating artificial turf.

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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