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.