March 30, 2022

Your guide to picking the ideal artificial grass for your Charlotte business or yard.


There are quite a few reasons to think about artificial lawns. To begin with, it can be hard work and costly to maintain large areas of regular grass. This is especially true if you plan on your residence, business, or event space standing out. Keeping your grass full and green involves time, effort, and money to reseed, water, and fertilize. Then, even after all that care, unforeseen weather conditions can ruin a perfect lawn. This is exactly why many home and business owners alike have decided on artificial grass solve the exertion, costly water bills, equipment cost, and the anxiety that comes from maintaining beautiful lawns. While installing artificial grass for your landscaping project has a more expensive up-front cost, it’ll save you a ton over the long haul.

When you think about artificial turf, your first thought that comes to mind may be golf courses or residential putting greens. However, while artificial putting turf needs short, dense blades that keep a golf ball on its course, the monochromatic, flat putting turf does not include all of the elements required to replace a traditional grass lawn.

Real grass is flowy, lush, and multi-colored, and putting turf just won’t cut it for large areas. If you want to dress your lawn to impress, there are many additional options to look at that will give you a better looking replacement for organic grass.


A lower water bill and the money saved by omitting fertilizers and pesticides are a good case for using synthetic grass, even more so for large properties. Additionally, one of the most difficult aspects of maintaining a natural grass lawn is damage as a result of weather and heavy foot traffic.

“Keep off the grass” signs are so cliché and don’t work anyway. Too bad, it takes just a few rule-breakers can cause areas of flattened grass that will make a well-cared-for lawn look unprofessional.

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

  • Virtually no maintenance required
  • Durable and resistant to getting flattened in high-traffic areas
  • Environmentally friendly by reducing water usage
  • Always 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


If you go to your local box store and look at some artificial turf, you will observe that it looks unnaturally shiny. This shininess is because a lot of the synthetic grass out there today is manufactured using fibers simply shaped like organic grass in single, straight blades. Though this design keeps true to the shape of individual grass blades, often (especially when lower quality materials are used), this design might be too reflective and you’ll get a plastic-like shimmer.

Finding a resolution to this issue by purchasing a product that handles light reflection is a great start to ensuring the right artificial grass product for your project. Our Bolt artificial turf product line handles this issue with blades shaped like lightning bolts that brilliantly reflect light in a way that mimics the luster of natural grass which avoids that plasticky look altogether.

Color is another problem that you can run into with lower cost artificial turf. Organic grass is never just “green.” There are a spectrum of colors and tones that make real grass look so, well, real. Choosing a brand of artificial grass that can deliver the specific colors to mimic the shade of green grass that grows in Charlotte is critical when deciding what to get.

The idea of choosing artificial grass is to save you time and money as well as having the most attractive lawn in Charlotte. It is vital to make sure that the color of your lawn doesn't make it look out of place. Selecting a supplier that gives you options is very important, and Southwest Greens Charlotte has a lot of options available for you.


Bolt Capturing the Essence  

Out of all the options we carry, we highly encourage checking out our Bolt collection if you want the best looking. Bolt’s lightning bolt-shaped angles reflect light providing a lower luster and more natural-looking lawn—while giving you a long-lasting solution with far less maintenance.

Bolt Natural

Bolt Natural turf by Southwest Greens Charlotte
Bolt Natural 42
301 - Olive

Bolt Natural employs a patented method of sewing three strands through a single needle, offering you over thirty percent more ends visible and more color contrast. The lush, vibrant, heavy fibers create a natural look that is hard to find anywhere else. Look at our Bolt  Natural turf options here.

Bolt Landscape

Bolt Landscape turf by Southwest Greens Charlotte
301 - Fresh Green / Green-Green Thatch

Bolt technology simply means you have the industry’s best looks and durability. Bolt’s performance-grade fibers are made with better spring-back and reduced sheen for natural-looking lawn turf. Additionally, wear testing has proven twice as resilient as a typical yarn—providing the most durable fibers on the market is a breakthrough for the market. Check out Bolt Landscape turf options.


Even though Bolt Landscape provides more available colors, Bolt Natural uses our patented triple-fiber design which gives a Bolt Natural lawn more color variance and a remarkably natural appearance that is uncommon in the synthetic grass market. Regardless of what kind of look you’re seeking for your lawn, you can get the perfect match for your grass with Bolt if you're thinking about artificial turf.

Contact us now for a free consultation and 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.