March 30, 2022

Your guide to finding the perfect artificial grass for your Edmonton business or yard.


WHY MAKE THE CHANGE?

There are lots of reasons to consider artificial lawns. For starters, maintaining large areas of traditional grass is hard work and costly. Especially if you want your event space, residence, or business to shine. Getting your grass thick and green requires time, effort, and money to water, reseed, and fertilize. Not to mention, even after everything, unforeseen weather conditions can destroy a well-maintained lawn. This is exactly why a lot of businesses and individuals alike have chosen artificial grass as the answer to the effort, high water bills, equipment cost, and the stress that comes along with maintaining stand-out lawns. Though choosing artificial grass for your landscaping project requires a more expensive up-front cost, it can save you a lot in the long term.

When you think about artificial turf, your first thought that may come to mind might be golf courses or personal putting greens. However, while artificial putting turf needs short, dense blades to keep a golf ball on its path, the flat, monochromatic putting turf does not provide all of the attributes needed to replace a natural grass lawn.

Traditional grass is flowy, lush, and multi-colored, and putting turf will not work for large spaces. If you want to dress your property to impress, there are many better options to think about that will give you a better looking replacement for traditional grass.


HOW WILL SYNTHETIC GRASS HELP?

A lower water bill and lower expenses from not needing fertilizers and pesticides are a strong case for choosing synthetic grass, especially for large properties. Additionally, one of the most frustrating aspects of keeping up a genuine grass lawn is damage caused by heavy foot traffic and weather.

“Keep off the grass” signs are so cliché and don’t work anyway. Sadly, it takes just a few inattentive guests can cause areas of flattened grass that will make a perfect lawn look awful.

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

  • Next to no maintenance necessary
  • Durable and stands up to flattening in high-traffic areas
  • Environmentally friendly from less 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 visit your local mega-mart and look at some artificial turf, you’ll notice that it looks artificially shiny. This is because much of the synthetic grass available today is made using fibers that are just shaped like organic grass in single, straight blades. Even though this design is true to the shape of individual blades of grass, often (especially when cheaper materials are used), this design is too reflective and produce a plastic-like shimmer.

Finding a resolution to this shortcoming by choosing a product that handles light reflection is a good start to selecting the correct artificial grass product for your project. Our Bolt artificial turf product line solves this problem with lightning bolt-shaped blades that brilliantly reflect light in a way that mimics the luster of natural grass, avoiding that plasticky look entirely.

Another issue that you can run into with lower cost artificial turf is its color. Natural grass is never just “green.” There are all kinds of colors and tones that make regular grass look so, well, real. Selecting a brand of artificial grass that can provide the correct colors to match the shade of green grass growing in Edmonton is critical when deciding what to get].

The idea of making the switch to artificial grass is so you can save time and money and having the best lawn in Edmonton. It's critical to make sure that your lawn's color doesn't make it stick out like a sore thumb. Selecting a supplier that gives you options is very important, and Southwest Greens of Western Canada has a lot of options for you.


SOUTHWEST GREENS CHOICES

Bolt Capturing the Essence  

Out of all the options we have available, we definitely suggest looking into our Bolt collection if you want the most realistic looking lawn. Bolt’s lightning bolt-shaped angles reflect light for a lower luster and more authentic-looking lawn—while creating a long-lasting solution with much less maintenance.


Bolt Natural

Bolt Natural turf by Southwest Greens of Western Canada
Bolt Natural 42
301 - Olive

Bolt Natural utilizes our patented method of sewing three strands through a single needle, providing you over thirty percent more ends visible and more color contrast. The lush, vibrant, robust fibers provide a natural look that is incomparable anywhere else. Look at the Bolt  Natural turf options here.


Bolt Landscape

Bolt Landscape turf by Southwest Greens of Western Canada
Bolt SWFR
301 - Fresh Green / Green-Green Thatch

Bolt technology simply means you have the best in durability and aesthetics. Performance-grade fibers are made with better spring-back and reduced sheen229] for natural-looking lawn turf. Even better, wear testing has demonstrated Bolt is twice as resilient as regular yarn—offering the most durable fibers on the market is a true revolution for the market. Look at our Bolt Landscape turf options.


WHICH IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

While Bolt Landscape provides more colors, Bolt Natural uses our patented triple-fiber design giving a Bolt Natural lawn more color variance and a very natural appearance that can be uncommon in the synthetic grass market. So, no matter what kind of look you are seeking for your lawn, if you’re thinking about artificial turf, you can find the ideal match for your grass with Bolt.

Contact us today for a free consultation so you can 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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