Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! Our state-of-the-art in-filled polypropylene artificial turf products are constructed to function like natural golf course greens, so your ball will react with 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, guaranteeing that your ball will not bounce or waver as it would on a nylon surface
Given that every project is one-of-a-kind, the length of time required for installation is driven by factors like weather, landscaping requirements, and the complexity and size of the project. Timelines may also be affected by accessibility and site preparation needs. Please contact us for an estimate on your particular project.
Inside or outside, the sky's the limit! Southwest Greens of Metro New York provides custom design professionalism for golf greens in a wide selection of sizes and shapes for every client. Backyard putting greens for residential spaces average 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 made uniquely for each client, taking into account available space as well as budget.
Synthetic golf turfs demand a high level of mastery for design and installation. Since our beginnings in the golf industry in 1996, we have truly mastered 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, golf green construction cost averages from $20 to $25 per square foot, more or less based upon region, accessibility and features.
The top quality of the materials we use is a crucially important factor in delivering a top-of-the-line golf green. Our professional products deliver the rich, natural green look of natural grass as well as the soft feel and true performance characteristics free of nylon and other typical materials used in many artificial golf greens.
Southwest Greens of Metro New York is the recognized leader in the artificial grass industry. Our devotion to research and development allows us to provide the highest quality and most advanced materials on the market today. With a range of turf products developed to simulate the look and feel of genuine grass, our custom designs reflect the unique needs, climates and conditions of any area. All Southwest Greens of Metro New York installers are required to have national certifications, guaranteeing that products and professional workmanship will continually be of the highest quality.

Will the artificial grass deteriorate over time? How tough is the turf?

Southwest Greens of Metro New York's earliest installations are 20 years old or older and continue to have the vibrant green color and texture of natural grass. Our UV-resistant synthetic grass products look and perform like new because they are crafted to withstand heavy traffic, harsh weather conditions and temperature fluctuations for all-season use. All installations come complete alongside a one-year workmanship warranty and manufacturer's warranty that covers fading.

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

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

Sand infill from the artificial grass product is mechanically removed from the turf, separated and then put through a washing process. The infill 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 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 artificial grass products necessitate very little care. For most synthetic turf applications, using a leaf blower and water hose to remove lawn and pet debris is all you need to keep the surface clear. For golf greens, routine maintenance by your local Southwest Greens of Metro New York representative every 12-18 months is recommended; we will ensure smooth putts with consistent check-ups that include rolling the green and inspecting the areas around the cups for any adjustments.
Skilled Southwest Greens of Metro New York designers and installers are the only personnel authorized to design and install our artificial grass materials. DIY purchases are available with consultation but will void any installation warranty

There are numerous reasons that synthetic grass is a perfect option for Metro New York pet owners! First and foremost, it's much easier to care for than real grass — you won't have to worry about cutting, saving you time and money. Additionally, synthetic grass is more durable than natural grass, so it can withstand lots of activity. Plus, artificial grass is safe and safe, making it healthy for your pets.

It's not easy for fleas, ticks, and other pests to survive in the synthetic turf. While we can’t guarantee that your yard will be entirely pest-free, you can count on them to be mostly eliminated. Because there isn’t any soil to support their nesting, you must keep an eye out for any buildup of leaves or debris that might make a good breeding ground for ticks and fleas. As long as you take care of your artificial lawn regularly, there will be very few pests.

Yes, our synthetic turf has the appearance and texture of live grass, so your pets will be able to use it in the same way a regular grass lawn. They can play on the grass to their heart's content!

Our synthetic grass is crafted to be durable and resistant to damage, so it is capable of handling digging without sustaining damage. However, if your furry friends are tenacious diggers, we recommend taking measures to prevent them from digging in the grass.

Yes, cleaning fake grass is straightforward! You can hassle-free hose it down with clean water to remove any twigs. For more thorough cleaning, you can use soapy water and a soft-bristled brush to scrub the grass. Take a look at our complete cleaning guide for more details.

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 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 are no lingering odors remain. We advise you use a solution of equal parts water and white vinegar to spray Fido’s favorite bathroom area. Let it dry to neutralize any unpleasant odor, if the Southwest Green system was not used.
Our artificial turf is designed to be durable and durable, with a life expectancy of up to twenty years with proper maintenance. However, the lifespan of your grass may depend on factors such as the wear and tear and how well it's maintained. Our UV-protected synthetic turf products look and function like new because they are designed to withstand frequent use, weather extremes, and temperature changes for all-year use. All setups come complete with a one-year workmanship warranty and a builder's warranty that covers discoloration.

The cost of synthetic grass for dogs can vary 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 advise getting in touch with us for a customized quote.

While it's doable to lay down pet turf on your own, we recommend employing a professional to ensure that the job is done correctly. Our skilled team can help you design and install a pet-friendly synthetic grass solution that meets your specific needs and liking.

Southwest Greens’ backyard putting greens are crafted utilizing high-quality artificial turf specifically made for durability, performance, and appearance. We make use of state-of-the-art technology to produce true-to-life surfaces that imitate that recreate the features of natural grass. Endorsed by professional golfers in the PGA and LIV Tours.

How long it takes to install will depend on numerous factors like the scope and complication of the project. Typically, our professional installation team works efficiently to complete the installation process in the week, resulting in minimal disruption to your schedule.

Yes, Southwest Greens' backyard putting greens are built to endure various weather conditions, meaning they are ideal for a wide range of climates. Our putting green turf is UV resistant and built to endure prolonged exposure to sunlight, rain, and other environmental elements. You don’t have to cover it with a tarp in the Metro New York winter seasons (snow). Even if you cover it, a professional maintenance would be recommended once the last of the snow melts, usually in early spring.

Maintaining your backyard putting green is effortless and requires little effort. Regular brushing to stop matting to the fringe, periodic 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 ideal shape. See the guide here.

Certainly, we offer customization options to tailor your backyard putting green to your style and available space. From dimensions 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.

Of course! Our artificial grass products are pet-friendly and manufactured to survive the rigors of regular use, including playful pets. Plus, unlike organic grass, our turf does not need harmful pesticides or fertilizers, making it safe for your furry friends. Though backyard putting greens aren’t recommended for pets, you can install pet turf in your yard for them, too.

Our backyard putting greens are made to last years with proper care and maintenance. With minimal required maintenance and occasional grooming, you can expect your putting green to give years of enjoyment for you and your family. Our earliest installations are now more than 20 years old and have kept the vibrant green color and texture of natural grass.

Installing a backyard putting green in your Metro New York home has several benefits, including easy access to practice facilities, improving your golf skills, enhanced property value, lower water consumption, and a visually appealing outdoor space to entertain and play.

Yes. Our backyard putting greens are made to respond like a conventional bent grass or bermuda green. Whether you are chipping from 2 or 200 yards, our putting greens will hold a shot as well as any natural 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 appreciate that space may be a constratint for many Metro New York homeowners. Southwest Greens’ putting surfaces are designed to fit even in limited areas. With our professional installation and design services, you can get the convenience of golf pracice anytime, right in your backyard. Most backyard putting greens are 300 sq ft – 800 sq ft, which give you great space for puttingand even short “chip shots”.

While it's not impossible to build your own backyard putting green, the process presents some significant difficulties. Artificial putting greens, though easier to maintain, demand specialized turf products and infill designed specifically for golf greens, along with a considerable amount of equipment and expertise for proper installation.

How much a Southwest Greens golf green costs is dependent on several elements, including the size, complexity of design, and site-specific considerations. Our team can create a personalized quote depending on your specialized requirements. Contact us to investigate further about the cost of installing a premium backyard putting green from Southwest Greens of Metro New York. See this guide to estimate your cost.

It is easy to get started! Simply get in touch with us to schedule a consultation with one of our expert Metro New York team members. We will assess your outdoor space, talk about your vision and preferences, and provide a personalized backyard putting green made to your needs and budget.

Artificial grass, also called synthetic turf, is a surface manufactured from synthetic fibers designed to mimic the look and texture of real grass. In commercial golf settings, it’s frequently used for putting greens, tee lines, fringe areas, walkways, cart paths, common areas, and even complete golf courses to give a uniform and low-maintenance playing surface.

There are many benefits to using artificial grass for Metro New York commercial golf courses:

Low maintenance: Artificial grass needs virtually no maintenance versus living grass, saving time and money on mowing, watering, and fertilizing.

Consistency: Synthetic turf provides a consistent playing surface all year, no matter the Metro New York weather conditions, offering a high-quality experience for golfers.

Durability: Southwest Greens artificial grass is built to survive heavy foot traffic and usewhich means it’s ideal for commercial golf settings.

Water conservation: Since artificial grass doesn’t need watering, it helps conserve water resources and that makes it the environmentally friendly choice.

Customization: Southwest Greens offers numerous synthetic turf products and designs, which lets you customize the look and feel of your Metro New York golf course to fit your one-of-a-kind needs and preferences.
Yes, artificial grass is a fantastic option for putting greens in commercial golf settings. Southwest Greens putting greens are specially made to replicate the performance characteristics of natural grass, providing a smooth and consistent surface for Metro New York golfers to refine their putting skills.
While natural grass presents its own special performance characteristics, Southwest Greens’ artificial grass is crafted to closely replicate the look, feel, and performance of live grass. Our synthetic turf products provide renowned playability and performance, offering a consistent surface for Metro New York golfers of every skill level. Ask a Southwest Greens representative about B.A.R. testing on playability.
Of course! Artificial grass can be installed on existing Metro New York golf courses to replace natural grass or improve specific areas like putting greens, tee lines, and fringe areas. Southwest Greens installation experts will help assess the needs of your golf course and determine the best approach for incorporating artificial grass into your existing layout.

Southwest Greens artificial grass is made to be very durable and long-lasting, with a lifespan of 20 years or more with proper maintenance. Maintenance requirements are few and typically involve occasional brushing to remove debris and ensure optimal performance.

Artificial grass from Southwest Greens is safe for golfers and the environment alike. Our synthetic turf products are crafted with non-toxic materials and don’t need harmful pesticides or fertilizers which makes them an eco-friendly choice. Furthermore, our turf is designed to provide supurb traction and shock absorption, lowering the risk of injuries for golfers.
Yes, artificial grass is a great way to minimize water usage on Metro New York commercial golf courses. Because synthetic turf needs no watering, it helps conserve local water resources and reduce irrigation costs, making turf the sustainable option for Metro New York golf course owners and operators.

Southwest Greens' artificial grass is made using industry-leading technology and the highest quality materials which provide unparalleled performance, durability, and aesthetics. Our synthetic turf products undergo rigorous testing to guarantee they meet the highest playability, safety, and environmental sustainability standards.

To take the initial steps to installing artificial grass on your commercial golf course in Metro New York, contact Southwest Greens to schedule a consultation with one of our Metro New York turf professionals. We will work with you to establish your needs, discuss your options, and create a customized solution that meets your budget and timeline.

Normally, turf ends up in your local landfil, taking up precious space. Southwest Greens offers a more sustainable alternative through our recycling program. The Shaw Green Edge Recycling Program lets you return the turf once it has been removed, and we can reuse it in a variety of ways.
The Shaw Green Edge is Shaw Industries' dedication to creating stunning and environmentally-conscious flooring options and synthetic turf surfaces. It shapes all our actions, promoting exemplary ethical standards and the conservation of our planet's resources, along with the recycling of raw materials and the manufacturing of products that can be remanufactured time after time.
Our investment in cutting-edge facilities like our Re2E (Reclaim to Energy) plant in Dalton, Georgia. Here, we use reclaimed ground surfaces, including fibers from artificial turf, to make power for our production locations.

Or Course! Through sophisticated processes, the entire artificial grass system can be reclaimed back into a resin state. This material is then shaped or extruded into new flooring products like resilient products, rugs, mats, and carpet backing, reducing the need for new materials.

The rubber infill and sand are meticulously extracted from the turf, cleaned, and repurposed. It can be up-cycled in future projects or as materials for other goods, minimizing waste.

Livability is a benchmarking methodology we use to ensure our products meet outstanding standards for environmental and material health. Different products have differing categories of measure, but all must meet high expectations for customer safety. We consider durability, temperature, UV resistance, and ecological impact to provide the highest value and performance.
Our offerings are designed with environmental sustainability in mind. They’re non-toxic, renewable and sustainable, with a reduced carbon footprint. Additionally, they’re dust-free, uncoated silica, and quartz-free, further lowering 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 form a better future through partnerships and innovation.
Artificial tee lines and tee mats are artificial surfaces created to replicate real grass areas used for golfing. These products offer a hard-wearing, low-maintenance option to real grass, suitable for driving ranges, golf courses, and home use.
Artificial tee lines and tee mats are generally composed of high-quality man-made fibers such as nylon or polypropylene. Such materials are chosen for their toughness, flexibility, and ability to simulate the feel and performance of real grass.

Artificial tee lines and tee mats give many advantages, such as:

  • Durability: Endure heavy use and extreme weather.
  • Low Maintenance: Need little upkeep in contrast to traditional grass.
  • Consistent Performance: Ensure a consistent golfing surface throughout the year.
  • Budget-friendly: Cut expenses tied to watering needs, mowing, and fertilizer application.


Definitely, most artificial tee mats are engineered to be compatible with actual golf tees. They often feature a dense, tufted construction that strongly grips golf tees in place, providing a true-to-life playing experience.

Installing generally requires:

  1. Surface prep: Clear and flatten the area where the tee line or mat will be set up.
  2. Base Layer: Place a base layer of crushed stone or pebbles to allow for adequate drainage.
  3. Mat Placement: Position the golf mat on top of the base layer, confirming a secure fit.
  4. Securing: Secure the golf mat using suitable fasteners to prevent shifting.

It’s highly encouraged having a professional do the installation. Explore our installation process here.

Care is easy and consists of:

  • Routine Cleaning: Brush off dirt and rinse with a hose to keep the surface clean.
  • Inspection: Occasionally inspect for damage or wear and handle concerns immediately.
  • Rejuvenation: Occasionally lift the grass with a electric broom to keep the upright position

Certainly, artificial tee mats are made with your safety in mind. They offer a stable and uniform surface, minimizing the possibility of injuries related to uneven or old traditional grass.
Premium artificial tee lines and tee mats are designed to withstand different weather conditions, including intense sun, rainstorms, and extreme cold. These mats are UV-protected to prevent color loss and wearing out from extended sunlight exposure.
The life expectancy of artificial tee lines and tee mats is influenced by the frequency of use and the grade of the materials. Generally, they can last between 5 to 10 years with good upkeep.
Certainly, artificial tee mats can be modified in length, thickness, and style to meet specific requirements. Contact us to explore custom options!