March 30, 2022

Your guide to finding the right artificial grass for your Vancouver business or yard.


There are quite a few reasons people want artificial lawns. First, it is tiresome and costly to maintain large spaces of organic grass. Especially if you want your business, event space, or residence to shine. Keeping grass thick and green requires time, money, and work to reseed, water, and fertilize. And, even after everything, severe weather conditions can ruin a well-maintained lawn. This is one example of why a lot of home and business owners alike have chosen artificial grass as the answer to the effort, high water bills, equipment cost, and the angst that comes with keeping up beautiful lawns. While choosing artificial grass for your landscaping project requires a more expensive initial cost, it should save you a ton in the long term.

When you think about artificial turf, the first thought that may come to mind might be golf courses or backyard putting greens. While artificial putting turf needs short, dense blades that keep a golf ball rolling true, the flat, monochromatic putting turf doesn’t include all of the aspects needed to replace an organic grass lawn.

Traditional grass is wavy, lush, and multi-colored, and putting turf is not a good choice when covering large areas. Suppose you want to dress your lawn to impress. In that case, there are lots of additional options to look at that can get you a better looking replacement for genuine grass.


A smaller water bill and lower expenses from not needing fertilizers and pesticides are a good case for installing synthetic grass, especially for large properties. Lastly, one of the most infuriating parts of keeping up a traditional grass lawn is damage from heavy foot traffic and weather.

“Keep off the grass” signs are so cliché and don’t work anyway. Unfortunately, even just a few inattentive guests can cause areas of trampled grass that will make a well-maintained lawn look awful.

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

  • Next to no maintenance necessary
  • Durable and resists 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 visit your local mega-mart and grab some artificial turf, you will notice that it looks unnaturally shiny. This shininess is because a lot of the synthetic grass available today is made using fibers that are just shaped like grass in single, straight blades. Even though this design is true to the shape of individual blades of grass, often (especially when using cheaper materials), this design is too reflective and you’ll get a plastic-like shimmer.

Selecting a resolution to this problem by choosing a product that addresses light reflection is a good start to selecting the perfect artificial grass product for your project. Our Bolt artificial turf product line handles this challenge with blades shaped like lightning bolts that brilliantly reflect light in a way that replicates the luster of natural grass, avoiding that plasticky look completely.

Another issue that you can encounter with lower cost artificial turf is its color. Traditional grass is never just “green.” There are many of colors and tones that make regular grass look so, well, real. Selecting a brand of artificial grass that can deliver the right colors to simulate the shade of green grass growing in Vancouver is paramount when determining what to buy.

The reason you’re making the switch to artificial grass is saving time and money as well as having the most beautiful lawn in Vancouver. It's 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 Vancouver (Second Generation Landscapes) has a lot of options for you.


Bolt Capturing the Essence  

Out of all the products we have available, we definitely recommend looking at our Bolt collection if you want the most vibrant and natural looking lawn. Their lightning bolt-shaped angles reflect light giving you a lower luster and more organic-looking lawn—all while maintaining a long-lasting solution with far less maintenance.

Bolt Natural

Bolt Natural turf by Southwest Greens Vancouver (Second Generation Landscapes)
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301 - Olive

Bolt Natural employs a patented method of sewing three strands through one needle, giving you over 30% more visible ends and more color contrast. The thick, vibrant, heavy fibers provide a natural look that is unparalleled anywhere else. See our Bolt  Natural turf options here.

Bolt Landscape

Bolt Landscape turf by Southwest Greens Vancouver (Second Generation Landscapes)
301 - Fresh Green / Green-Green Thatch

Bolt technology simply means you have the highest quality durability and looks. Our performance-grade fibers are constructed with better spring-back and reduced sheen for natural-looking lawn turf. Also, wear testing has shown twice the resilience as conventional yarn—providing the most durable fibers on the market is revolutionary in the market. Explore our Bolt Landscape turf options.


While Bolt Landscape provides more available colors, Bolt Natural has the patented triple-fiber design that gives a Bolt Natural lawn more color variance and an exceptionally natural appearance that’s very hard to find in the synthetic grass market. So, no matter what kind of look you’re seeking for your lawn, if you are contemplating artificial turf, you will discover the perfect 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.