Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! Our innovative in-filled polypropylene synthetic grass products are designed to function like natural golf course greens, so your ball will have the same spin and true roll of a genuine grass surface. 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 sustain a shot as well as a natural grass green, ensuring your ball will not jump or waver 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. Timelines may also be impacted by accessibility and site preparation demands. Please contact us for an estimate on your particular project.
Indoor or outdoor, the sky's the limit! Southwest Greens of Western Canada provides custom design expertise for golf greens in varying sizes and designs for every client. Backyard synthetic greens for residential spaces average around 500 square feet, while artificial golf greens for commercial properties or Nicklaus Design golf courses are usually 1,500 square feet. Our outdoor synthetic putting greens are tailored for each client, considering available space as well as budget.
Artificial golf greens demand a high level of expertise for design and installation. Since our beginnings in the golf industry in 1996, we have truly perfected the art of golf construction. Turf blending, undulations, breaks and bunkers name just a few of the design elements key for real looking and rolling golf greens. With so many additional architectural features to think about over a more basic synthetic lawn, the cost of construction for our golf greens ranges from $20 to $25 per square foot, more or less based upon 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 provide the rich, natural green look of real grass as well as the gentle feel and true performance characteristics lacking in nylon and other popular materials used in many artificial golf greens.
Southwest Greens of Western Canada is the acknowledged front-runner in the synthetic grass industry. Our commitment to research and development enables us to supply the highest quality and most advanced materials on the market today. With a variety of turf products made to replicate the look and feel of natural grass, our custom designs reflect the unique needs, climates and conditions of any area. All Southwest Greens of Western Canada installers are required to hold national certifications, guaranteeing that products and excellent workmanship will always be of the highest quality.

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

Southwest Greens of Western Canada's original installations are 20 years old or older and have maintained the vivid green color and texture of natural grass. Our UV-resistant synthetic grass products look and function like new because they are engineered to withstand heavy traffic, extreme weather conditions and temperature fluctuations for all-season use. All installations come complete with a one-year workmanship warranty and manufacturer's warranty that covers fading.

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

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

Sand infill from the synthetic turf product is mechanically taken out 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 more than half of a billion pounds of carpet since 2007 and opened two state-of-the-art recycling facilities — Evergreen (nylon 6 recycling) and Re2E (Reclaim to Energy). Today, Shaw supplies hundreds of fully certified Cradle to Cradle flooring products.

Our synthetic turf products necessitate very little maintenance. For most artificial grass applications, using a leaf blower and water hose to clear lawn and pet debris is sufficient to keep the surface clear. For golf greens, regular upkeep by your local Southwest Greens of Western Canada representative every 12-18 months is recommended; we will ensure 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 Western Canada 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 quite a few reasons that artificial grass is an ideal option for Edmonton pet owners! First and foremost, it's much easier to keep up than real grass — you won't have to worry about fertilizing, saving you precious time and hard-earned money. Additionally, synthetic grass is more tough than natural grass, so it can withstand heavy foot traffic. Plus, artificial grass is non-toxic and safe, making it healthy for your pets.

It’s very hard for fleas, ticks, and other pests to live in the artificial grass. While we can’t guarantee that your yard will be completely free of pests, you can count on them to be mostly eliminated. Because there’s no soil to support their nesting, you must keep an eye out for any buildup of leaves or debris that can make a good breeding environment for fleas and ticks. As long as you take care of your artificial lawn regularly, there will be barely any pests.

Yes, our artificial grass has the appearance and texture of organic grass, so your four-legged companions will be able to use it in the same way they would use a natural lawn. They can run on the grass to their heart's content!

The artificial turf we offer is crafted to be long-lasting and able to withstand wear and tear, so it is capable of handling digging without becoming damaged. However, if your four-legged family members are relentless differs, we recommend taking measures to deter them from digging through the artificial grass.

Definitely! Cleaning fake grass is simple! You can simply hose it down with water to remove any leaves. For more thorough cleaning, you can use soapy water and a soft-bristled brush to wash the grass. Take a look at our complete cleaning guide for more details.

Fake grass is odorless, so if any smells do occur, it’s usually caused by pet 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 accumulation of odor. Our pet-turf system is designed to help neutralize odors, but there are steps you can take to ensure there are no lingering odors persist. We advise you use a solution of equal parts H2O and vinegar to spray Fido’s favorite bathroom area. Let it dry to neutralize any unpleasant odor, if our system was not used.
Our top-quality synthetic turf is designed to be durable and 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 amount of foot traffic it receives and how well it's maintained. Our sun-protected synthetic turf products look and function like new because they are constructed to withstand lots of traffic, inclement weather, and temperature fluctuations for all-year use. All installations come complete with a 1-year labor warranty and a builder's warranty that covers fading and discoloration.

The cost of synthetic grass for pets can change depending on factors such as the size of your yard and the variety of grass you choose. We offer a variety of synthetic grass solutions to fit different price ranges and needs, so we recommend reaching out to us for a customized quote.

While it's doable to install pet turf yourself, we recommend hiring a specialist to ensure that the job is done properly. Our skilled team can help you plan and put in place a pet-friendly synthetic grass solution that meets your specific needs and preferences.

Southwest Greens’ backyard putting greens are made with high-quality artificial turf exclusively engineered for strength, performance, and appearance. We utilize cutting-edge technology to craft true-to-life surfaces that imitate that recreate the characteristics of natural grass. Endorsed by pro golfers in the PGA and LIV Tours.

How long it takes to install will depend on numerous considerations like the scale and complication of the project. Generally, our expert installation team works promptly to complete the installation process within the week, ensuring minimal interruption of your schedule.

Yes, Southwest Greens' backyard putting greens are made to withstand many weather conditions, meaning they are ideal for many climates. Our putting green turf is UV resistant and designed to withstand extended exposure to sunlight, rain, and other environmental elements. You do not have to cover it with a tarp during the Edmonton winter months (snow). Even if covered, a professional maintenance would be recommended after the last of the snow melts, typically early 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 get rid of debris, and keeping the surface free from leaves and other organic debris are generally all that's needed to keep your putting green in ideal condition. See our guide here.

Yes, we offer customization options to personalize your backyard putting green to your preferences and available space. From size and shape to fringe and contouring, our desgners work closely with you to craft a putting green that enhances your outdoor landscape and meets your one-of-a-kind needs.

Absolutely! Our artificial grass products are pet-friendly and manufactured to stand up to the wear and tear of daily use, including playful pets. Plus, unlike live grass, our turf won’t need hazardous pesticides or fertilizers, making it safe for your furry friends. While backyard putting greens aren’t 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 offer years of enjoyment for you and your family. Our first installations are 20 years old or older and have maintained the vibrant green color and texture of genuine grass.

Installing a backyard putting green in your Edmonton home offers several benefits, including easy access to practice facilities, improving your golf skills, increased property value, less water consumption, and a visually appealing 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 Edmonton homeowners. Southwest Greens’ putting surfaces are made to work even in limited areas. With our professional design and installation services, you can enjoy the convenience of practicing your golf game anytime, right in your backyard. Most backyard putting greens are 300-800 square feet, which give you great space for putting, including short “chip shots”.

While it isn’t impossible to build your own backyard putting green, the process is very challenging. Artificial putting greens, though easier to maintain, require specialized turf products and infill designed just for golf greens, along with a considerable amount of equipment and expertise to ensure it is installed correctly.

The cost of a Southwest Greens golf green is dependent on various factors, such as the size, how complex the design, and site-specific considerations. Our team can provide you a customized quote based on your specific requirements. Contact us to learn more about the cost of installing a premium backyard putting green from Southwest Greens of Western Canada. 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 seasoned Edmonton team members. We will review your outdoor space, learn about your vision and preferences, and create 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 imitate the look and feel of live grass. In commercial golf settings, it’s commonly used for putting greens, tee lines, fringe areas, foot paths, cart paths, common areas, and even entire golf courses to offer a uniform and low-maintenance playing surface.

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

Low maintenance: Artificial grass needs minimal upkeep unlike live grass which saves time and money on mowing, watering, and fertilizing.

Consistency: Synthetic turf offers a consistent playing surface year-round, regardless of Edmonton weather conditions, ensuring a high-quality experience for golfers.

Durability: Southwest Greens artificial grass is engineered to survive heavy foot traffic and use, making it ideal for commercial golf settings.

Water conservation: Since artificial grass does not need watering, it conserves water resources which makes it the environmentally friendly choice.

Customization: Southwest Greens offers a variety of synthetic turf products and designs, which allows you to customize the look and feel of your Edmonton golf course to fit your specific needs and preferences.
Yes, artificial grass is the perfect choice for putting greens in commercial golf settings. Southwest Greens putting greens are specially designed to recreate the performance characteristics of natural grass, offering a consistent and smooth surface for Edmonton golfers to practice their putting skills.
While natural grass presents its own special characteristics, artificial grass from Southwest Greens is designed to closely replicate the look, feel, and performance of live grass. Our synthetic turf products offer excellent playability and performance, yielding a consistent surface for Edmonton golfers of every skill level. Ask a Southwest Greens representative to see the B.A.R. testing on playability.
Yes, artificial grass can be installed on existing Edmonton golf courses to replace traditional grass or improve specific areas like putting greens, tee lines, and fringe areas. Southwest Greens installation experts can help you assess the needs of your golf course and help determine the best technique 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 easy and typically involve brushing occasionally to remove the build up of 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 with non-toxic materials and do not have to have harmful pesticides or fertilizers which makes them an ecologically-friendly choice. Additionally, our turf is designed to yield supurb traction and shock absorption, reducing the injury risk to golfers.
Yes, artificial grass is an excellent way to minimize water usage on Edmonton commercial golf courses. Because synthetic turf doesn't require watering, it helps conserve local water resources, reducing irrigation costs, making artificial grass the sustainable option for Edmonton 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 make sure they meet the highest playability, safety, and environmental sustainability standards.

To get started with installing artificial grass on your commercial golf course in Edmonton, contact Southwest Greens to schedule a consultation with one of our Edmonton turf professionals. We will work with you to assess your needs, talk about your options, and draft a customized solution to meet your budget and timeline.

Typically, turf ends up in landfills, wasting limited space. Southwest Greens offers a more eco-friendly choice through our recycling program. The Shaw Green Edge Recycling Program takes back the turf once it has been removed, and we can repurpose it in numerous ways.
The Shaw Green Edge is Shaw Industries' commitment to creating stunning and eco-friendly flooring options and synthetic turf surfaces. It drives all our actions, promoting strong ethical standards and preservation of energy and water, as well as the recycling of raw materials and the manufacturing of products that can be remanufactured time after time.
(We've invested in in state-of-the-art infrastructure like our Re2E (Reclaim to Energy) plant in Dalton, Georgia. Here, we make use of reclaimed ground surfaces, including fibers from artificial turf, to create energy for our manufacturing facilities.

Or Course! Through highly technical processes, the entire synthetic grass system can be recycled back into a resin/polymer state. This material is then shaped or extruded into new floor coverings such as resilient products, rugs, mats, and carpet backing, decreasing the need for virgin materials.

The sand and rubber infill are meticulously removed from the artificial grass, cleansed, and repurposed. It can be reused in future fields or as materials for other goods, minimizing waste.

Livability is a benchmarking methodology Southwest Greens uses to make sure our products meet outstanding standards for material and environmental health. Different products have differing types of measure, but all must meet high expectations for consumer safety. We determine durability, temperature, UV resistance, and ecological impact to offer the best value and performance.
Our products are manufactured with sustainability in mind. They are non-toxic, renewable and sustainable, with a decreased carbon footprint. Additionally, they’re dust-free, uncoated silica, and quartz-free, further lessening their environmental impact.
As a division of Shaw Industries, Southwest Greens aligns with Shaw's dedication to lowering water, energy, and emissions use. We work together to focus on sustainability and find opportunities to form a brighter future through innovation and partnerships.