Featured Application: Multi-purpose landscape-putting green installed by STI of Tampa Bay in the Tierra Verde section of Tampa


This week’s Featured Application comes to us from our friends with STI of Tampa Bay.  Fritz Hofmeister and his team installed this beautiful backyard multi-purpose landscape-putting green recently with amazing results.

The homeowner called Fritz, interested in finding a solution for their backyard space.  They wanted a surface that was green and required little to no maintenance.

The home is situated in the Tierra Verde development in near St. Petersburg.

Tierra Verde was once 15 islands covered with folliage.  Islands ranged in size from just a few acres to one, Cabbage Key, which was almost 300 acres.  The island served as the Gateway to Fort DeSoto Beach, which was named America’s Top Rated Beach in 2008 and 2009.


Fritz and his team installed over 100 square feet of turf in the space.  The majority of the area called for 1245 square feet of  SoftLawn® Fresh Zoysia.  They team used over 300 square feet of NP55 for the putting surface and about 150 square feet of SoftLawn® Bermuda Blend for the fringe.

NP 55 is one of the best performing putting surfaces on the market today.  The cross-stitched nylon construction creates a smooth surface that rolls true.

Released in 2017, SoftLawn® Fresh Zoysia is one of the hottest selling landscape products offered by Synthetic Turf International.  It’s extremely versatile, as it can serve in any residential or commercial landscape application.


“It was difficult to keep the team on task because of the views…this was a great project to design and install,” Hofmeister said.  He added, “but the homeowners are thrilled with the results.”

Visit our application page for more information, browse our gallery for ideas and contact STI to Experience A Greener World.

This post was originally published here by Synthetic Turf International.