Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! Our innovative in-filled polypropylene synthetic turf products are designed to function like natural golf course greens, so your ball will react with 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 golf 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
Because every project is unique, the amount of time for installation is driven by factors like the size and complexity of the project, landscaping requirements, and weather conditions. Timeframes may also be influenced by accessibility and site preparation needs. Please contact us for an estimate on your particular project.
Indoor or outdoor, the sky's the limit! Southwest Greens Vancouver (Second Generation Landscapes) provides custom design expertise for golf greens in varying sizes and shapes for every client. Backyard synthetic greens for residential spaces are normally around 500 square feet, while artificial golf greens for commercial projects or Nicklaus Design golf courses average 1,500 square feet. Our outdoor synthetic putting greens are made uniquely for each client, accounting for available space as well as budget.
Synthetic golf greens demand a high level of expertise for design and installation. Since our beginnings in the golf industry in 1996, we have truly mastered the art of golf construction. Breaks, bunkers, undulations and turf blending name just a few of the design elements key for authentic looking and rolling golf greens. With so many additional architectural features to consider over a more basic synthetic, golf green construction cost averages 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 professional products provide the vibrant, natural green look of genuine grass as well as the soft feel and true performance characteristics free of nylon and other common materials used in many artificial golf greens.
Southwest Greens Vancouver (Second Generation Landscapes) is the acknowledged leader in the artificial turf industry. Our commitment to research and development allows us to supply the highest quality and most innovative materials on the market today. With an assortment of turf products developed to simulate the look and feel of real grass, our custom designs reflect the unique needs, climates and conditions of any area. All Southwest Greens Vancouver (Second Generation Landscapes) installers are required to hold national certifications, guaranteeing that products and expert workmanship will always be of the highest quality.

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

Southwest Greens Vancouver (Second Generation Landscapes)'s original installations are 20 years old or older and continue to have the vivid green color and texture of real grass. Our UV-resistant artificial grass products look and perform like new because they are crafted to withstand heavy traffic, severe weather conditions and temperature fluctuations for all-season use. All installations come complete with a one-year workmanship warranty and manufacturer's warranty that includes fading.

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

In most cases, synthetic grass is dumped directly into landfills, taking up precious space. Shaw offers a desirable alternative through the Green Edge Recycling Program. Once artificial grass is removed, we can repurpose it in several different ways including rugs, mats, sheet goods, carpet backing and more.

Sand infill from the artificial grass product is mechanically extracted from the turf, separated and then put through a cleansing process. The infill 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 grass products necessitate very little maintenance. For most synthetic turf applications, using a leaf blower and water hose to remove lawn and pet debris is sufficient to keep the surface clear. For golf greens, normal maintenance by your local Southwest Greens Vancouver (Second Generation Landscapes) representative every 12-18 months is recommended; we will guarantee smooth putts with routine check-ups that include rolling the green and inspecting the areas around the cups for any adjustments.
Highly trained Southwest Greens Vancouver (Second Generation Landscapes) designers and installers are the only personnel certified to design and install our turf materials. DIY purchases are available with consultation but will void any installation warranty

There are many reasons that synthetic grass is an excellent option for Vancouver pet owners! First, it's much easier to keep up with than real grass — you won't have to worry about cutting, saving you time and money. Additionally, artificial grass is more sturdy than natural grass, so it can withstand heavy paw traffic. Plus, synthetic grass is non-toxic and safe, making it healthy for your pets.

It's not easy for fleas, ticks, and other pests to live in the synthetic grass. While we can’t guarantee that your yard will be 100% pest-free, 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 collection 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 barely any pests.

Yes, our synthetic grass looks and feels just like real grass, so your pets will be able to enjoy it just as much they would use a natural lawn. They can roll around on the grass to their heart's content!

The artificial turf we offer is crafted to be durable and resistant to wear and tear, so it is able to tolerate digging without becoming damaged. However, if your furry friends are chronic diggers, we recommend taking measures to prevent them from digging in the grass.

Absolutely! Cleaning artificial grass is effortless! You can easily hose it down with clean water to remove any debris. For more thorough cleaning, you can use a mild detergent and a brush to wash the grass. Take a look at our detailed cleaning guide for more information.

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 concentration of odor. Our company's pet-turf system is designed to help eliminate odors, but there are steps you can take to ensure there's no unpleasant smell remaining. 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.
Our high-end artificial turf is designed to be resilient and long-lasting, with a lifespan 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 sun-protected synthetic turf products look and function like new because they are constructed to withstand heavy traffic, extreme weather conditions, and changes in temperature for all-year use. All installations come complete with a 1-year workmanship warranty and a builder's warranty that covers fading and discoloration.

The cost of artificial grass for pets can change depending on factors such as the dimensions of your yard and the kind 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 feasible to lay down pet turf yourself, we recommend seeking the services of a expert to ensure that the job is done accurately. Our skilled team can help you plan and install a pet-friendly synthetic grass solution that meets your individual requirements and preferences.

Southwest Greens’ backyard putting greens are crafted with premium-quality artificial turf specifically made for resilience, performance, and appearance. We utilize advanced technology to craft true-to-life surfaces that imitate that recreate the characteristics of natural grass. Endorsed by professional golfers in the PGA and LIV Tours.

How long it takes to install depends on numerous factors such as the scale and difficulty of the project. Typically, our professional installation team works quickly to complete the installation process within a week, ensuring minimal disruption to your schedule.

Yes, Southwest Greens' backyard putting greens are crafted to withstand various weather conditions, making them ideal for most climates. Our putting green turf is UV resistant and built to endure prolonged exposure to sunlight, rain, and other environmental elements. You don’t need to cover it with a tarp during the Vancouver winter seasons (snow). Even if covered, a professional maintenance would be recommended once the last of the snow melts, usually in the first months of spring.

Maintaining your backyard putting green is effortless and requires minimal effort. Regular brushing to prevent matting to the fringe, periodic rinsing with water to get rid of debris, and keeping the surface free from leaves and other organic debris are typically all that is required to keep your putting green in ideal shape. See this guide here.

Yes, we offer customization options to tailor your backyard putting green to your preferences and available space. From dimensions and shape to fringe and contouring, our desgners work closely with you to craft a putting green that fits well with your outdoor landscape and meets your specific needs.

Absolutely! Our artificial grass products are pet-friendly and manufactured to endure the wear and tear of regular use, including playful pets. Plus, unlike natural grass, our turf won’t need harmful pesticides or fertilizers, making it safe for your four-legged friends. Even though 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 maintenance and occasional grooming, you can expect your putting green to offer years of play for you and your family. Our initial installations are now more than 20 years old and still have the vibrant green color and texture of genuine grass.

Installing a backyard putting green in your Vancouver home offers several benefits, including convenient access to practice facilities, improving your golf skills, enhanced property value, less water consumption, and a stunning 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 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 we set the B.A.R. with our playability tools.

We understand that space may be a concern for many Vancouver homeowners. Southwest Greens’ putting surfaces are designed to work even in smaller spaces. With our acclaimed installation and design services, you can get the convenience of anytime golf practice, right in your backyard. Most backyard putting greens are 300-800 square feet, which offer great space for putting, including short “chip shots”.

While it is possible to build your own backyard putting green, the process has many challenges. Artificial putting greens, though easier to maintain, demand specialized turf products and infill specifically designed for golf greens, along with a lot of specialized equipment and expertise to guarantee a proper installation.

The cost of a Southwest Greens golf green is dependent on various factors, including the size, how complex the design, and site-specific considerations. Our team can provide you a tailored quote depending on your specialized requirements. Contact us to find out more about the cost of installing a premium backyard putting green from Southwest Greens Vancouver (Second Generation Landscapes). 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 professional Vancouver team members. We will assess your outdoor space, learn about your ideas and preferences, and offer a personalized backyard putting green made to your needs and budget.

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

There are several benefits to using artificial grass for Vancouver commercial golf courses:

Low maintenance: Artificial grass requires minimal maintenance unlike live grass which will save you time and money on mowing, watering, and fertilizing.

Consistency: Synthetic turf provides a consistent playing surface all year, whatever the Vancouver weather conditions, offering a high-quality golfing experience.

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 require watering, it conserves water resources and that makes it an environmentally friendly choice.

Customization: Southwest Greens offers a variety of synthetic turf options and designs, which allows you to tailor the look and feel of your Vancouver golf course to match your specific needs and preferences.
Yes, artificial grass is an excellent option for putting greens in commercial golf settings. Southwest Greens putting greens are specially designed to replicate the performance of authentic grass, giving you a smooth and consistent surface for Vancouver golfers to refine their putting skills.
While natural grass presents its own unique characteristics, Southwest Greens’ artificial grass is engineered to closely mimic the look, feel, and performance of living grass. Our synthetic turf products provide renowned playability and performance, giving a consistent surface for Vancouver 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 Vancouver golf courses to replace conventional grass or enhance specific areas like putting greens, tee lines, and fringe areas. Southwest Greens installation experts will help you assess the needs of your golf course and figure out the best approach for incorporating artificial grass into your current 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 proper maintenance. Maintenance requirements are easy and generally involve brushing the turf from time to time to remove debris to 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 don’t have to have dangerous pesticides or fertilizers which makes them an eco-friendly choice. Furthermore, our turf is designed to give supurb traction and shock absorption, reducing the risk of injury to golfers.
Yes, artificial grass is an excellent way to minimize water usage on Vancouver commercial golf courses. Since synthetic turf doesn't require watering, it helps conserve local water resources and reduce irrigation costs, making artificial grass the sustainable option for Vancouver golf course owners and operators.

Southwest Greens' artificial grass is engineered using industry-leading technology and the highest quality materials to provide superior performance, durability, and aesthetics. Our synthetic turf products undergo 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 Vancouver, contact Southwest Greens to schedule a consultation with one of our Vancouver turf professionals. We'll work with you to assess your needs, discuss your options, and draft a personalized solution to fit your budget and timeline.

Typically, turf ends up in landfills, taking up limited space. Southwest Greens offers a more environmentally conscious alternative with our recycling program. The Shaw Green Edge Recycling Program will take back the turf once it has been removed, and we can repurpose it in several 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 exemplary ethical standards and the conservation of energy and water, along with the recycling of raw materials and the manufacturing of products that can be recycled over and over again.
(We've invested in in state-of-the-art facilities like our Re2E (Reclaim to Energy) plant in Dalton, Georgia. Here, we use recycled ground surfaces, including artificial turf fibers, to make energy for our production facilities.

Without a doubt! Through sophisticated processes, the entire synthetic turf system can be recycled back into a resin/polymer state. This material is then formed or extruded into new flooring products like mats, rugs, carpet backing, and resilient products, reducing the need for virgin materials.

The rubber infill and sand are carefully removed from the artificial turf, cleansed, and repurposed. It can be up-cycled in future fields or as materials for other products, reducing waste.

Livability is a benchmarking methodology used by our team to make sure our products meet high standards for material and environmental health. Different products have various types of measure, but all must meet high-quality expectations for client safety. We assess durability, temperature, UV resistance, and environmental impact to offer the maximum value and performance.
Our products are made with sustainability in mind. They’re non-toxic, sustainable and renewable, with a decreased carbon footprint. Further, 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 cutting water, energy, and emissions usage. We focus on sustainability and identify opportunities to make a brighter future through innovation and partnerships.
Artificial tee lines and tee mats are synthetic surfaces created to replicate live grass surfaces used in golf. Such products offer a hard-wearing, low-maintenance option to traditional grass, fit for driving ranges, golf courses, and home use.
Artificial tee lines and tee mats are typically made from high-quality artificial fibers like nylon or polypropylene. Such materials are used for their toughness, resilience, and ability to replicate the feel and performance of real grass.

Artificial tee lines and tee mats provide numerous advantages, like:

  • Durability: Stand up to heavy use and extreme weather.
  • Low Maintenance: Need minimal maintenance compared to natural grass.
  • Consistent Performance: Offer a consistent golfing surface year-round.
  • Budget-friendly: Cut expenses related to watering, mowing, and fertilizer application.


Yes, most artificial tee mats are engineered to be compatible with standard golf tees. These mats often include a dense, woven design that firmly grips tees stable, allowing for a true-to-life playing experience.

Installation generally involves:

  1. Surface Preparation: Clear and smooth the space on which the tee line or mat will be set up.
  2. Base Layer: Place a base layer of crushed stone or gravel to allow for adequate drainage.
  3. Mat Placement: Position the golf mat on top of the base layer, confirming a secure fit.
  4. Securing: Anchor the mat using suitable fasteners to stop sliding.

We highly recommend getting a professional to install it. Check out the installation process here.

Maintenance is easy and includes:

  • Routine Cleaning: Brush off dirt and debris and wash with a hose to keep the surface clean.
  • Inspection: Regularly inspect for any damage or wear and tear and address concerns immediately.
  • Rejuvenation: Occasionally lift the fibers with a electric broom to keep the upright position

Yes, artificial tee mats are created with your safety in mind. They ensure a steady and uniform surface, minimizing the chance of injuries associated with rough or worn traditional grass.
High-quality artificial tee lines and tee mats are designed to withstand most weather, like intense sun, rainstorms, and freezing conditions. These mats are UV-stabilized to stop fading and wearing out from extended sunlight exposure.
The lifespan of artificial tee lines and tee mats depends on the frequency of use and the type of the fibers. On average, they can last between 5 to 10 years with appropriate maintenance.
Yes, artificial tee mats can be customized in size, thickness, and appearance to satisfy particular demands. Contact us to explore personalized choices!