Sunday, August 9, 2015

Sprucing Up Tree Island!

For the Landscape Team here at TPC Sawgrass, one of the more high profile areas that we maintain is Tree Island; which sits in between 16 and 17 greens on the Stadium golf course. Tree Island is a large focus on Mother’s Day, the Sunday of the Players Championship, when we replace all the flowers with pink flowers for the Pink Out.

For the summer flower change out, we decided to use Lantana. Although we’re using it as an annual, Lantana is a perennial that can last much longer than one growing season. Once established, it will bloom bright yellow flowers and we can keep it on the island for as long as 6 months! 

This is a view from the lake bank by 17 Tee.
This is Demetric Smith using an auger to put holes in the ground
around the tree.

Here is Agustin Cruz putting the finishing touches on
the Lantana that has been planted.