Friday, March 21, 2014

Landscape Prunes Tropical Plants On Property

The Landscape Operations Team has been progressing through the Players Stadium Course and Resort areas the  past several weeks pruning back cold damaged plants, primarily Variegated Ginger (Alpinia zerumbet ‘Variegata’)  and Hawaiian Ti Plants (Cordyline fruticosa) . One of the many challenges we face each spring is pruning of our tropical plants on property. Although they provide a contrast in color and texture from our native species,  they have a hard time withstanding the harsh temperatures during the winter months. It is because of this that we have to take a few weeks out of the year to detail all of our course beds.  Our team’s main goal is to cut back all of the dead plant parts to allow plants such as the Ginger and Hawaiian Ti to flush out new growth for the year. When our team has completed the pruning process the plants will provide a fresh and rejuvenated look to enhance our landscape for the tournament and ongoing year. We expect to be finished with this process within the next 10 days.