Saturday, November 19, 2011

Course Update 11/19/11

Message from our Horticulturalist, Gary Tupa:
"The landscaping crew has completed its fall annual plant change out. Approximately 4000 4" plants consisting of Pansies, Dianthus, Cyclamen, and Alyssum, have been planted around the club. The crew begins by removing all summer annuals. Then the soil is tilled and a layer of new, highly organic soil is added. Organic granular fertilizer and insecticide is then applied. After the plants are installed the beds are topped off with a layer of living mulch, which contains composted organic matter. A liquid, organic, foliar fertilizer is then applied every two weeks. In April of the following year the whole process begins again with the installation of summer annuals."
Long time Sonterra employee Candalario "Benny" Gonzales tending to the new plants.

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