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King Abdulaziz Racecourse

King Abdulaziz Racecourse – Built by Desert Group specialist Turfcare Division

King Abdulaziz Racecourse a $20 million Saudi Cup has the potential to be part of the greatest horse racing meeting of the year, according to Tom Ryan.

The Saudi Cup will be run over a distance of nine furlongs (1,800 metres) on turf and is the feature of an eight-race card.

Built by Desert Group specialist Turfcare Division. Desert Group is prod to be a part of this project.

Courtesy : https://www.arabianbusiness.com/sport/440265-20-million-saudi-cup-on-track-to-be-best-race-in-world-this-year

‘Beautiful’ new Riyadh turf track

Riyadh turf track

Any lingering doubts that the new turf course put down at the King Abdulaziz racetrack in Riyadh just two months ago would not be ready to host top-quality racing at February’s Saudi Cup meeting were banished after the first trial of the surface today (Wednesday).

Courtesy : thoroughbredracing 

DESERT GROUP LAUNCHES NEW FERTILIZER FACTORY

Desert Group launches new fertilizer factory

Desert Oasis Fertilizers Packaging LLC, a Desert Group company manufacturing potting soil and fertilizers in dubai is going to start operating at their new, high tech production facility in Jebel Ali this month. Their products have been a great solution for farmers, professional turf market and landscape contractors in Dubai. But with the increasing demand from various landscape companies it was necessary to set up a new production facility, to help serve larger markets.

The new factory has 4 times the production capacity as compared with the old one and is expected to supply fertilizers not just to landscape companies in

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

DESERT GROUP CEO SPEAKING TO KHALEEJ TIMES IN AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

Speaking to Khaleej Times in an exclusive interview, Michael Mascarenhas looked back on how the Desert Group has been at the forefront of “greening the UAE”.

“Most of the plants that you see in Dubai, and the UAE, would have come from our nurseries. Several of the most iconic locations across Dubai such as Madinat Jumeirah, Bab Al Shams, Bluewaters, the Jumeirah Golf Estates, and the recently opened Dubai Hills Golf Course, all bear our stamp. In addition to these five-star properties, we have also worked on several municipalities and green belts,” he

DUBAI HILLS WORLD’S BEST GOLF COURSE 2019

DUBAI HILLS WORLD’S BEST GOLF COURSE 2019

The Championship course at Dubai Hills Golf Club has just been crowned the” World’s Best New Golf Course 2019” at the World Golf Awards. The course was constructed by Desert Group, which also  constructed the Jumeirah Golf Estates. They have used the latest salt-tolerant paspalum grass varieties, with the irrigation system from Rain Bird. The club is operated by Troon.

ARABIAN RANCHES REOPENS FOLLOWING MAJOR GREENS RENOVATION

ARABIAN RANCHES REOPENS FOLLOWING MAJOR GREENS RENOVATION

The renovation was undertaken by Desert Landscape, a division of Desert Group, who completed the project two weeks ahead of schedule. The course was closed to pave way for a greens renovation due to the invasion of foreign grasses, which had affected the uniformity, appearance and smoothness of the greens. Kinsley was quick to point out the invaluable input undertaken by the entire team involved during the renovation process: “They’ve been fantastic throughout and we’ve achieved so much in tandem. From re-surfacing our greens to eliminating the existing mixed turf

SWIMMING POOLS DESIGNS WITH EXOTIC STONES

SWIMMING POOLS DESIGNS WITH EXOTIC STONES

The color variations and gradients created by using natural stones in swimming pools are trending among design enthusiasts. A well-executed swimming pool that makes use of light, cloud cover and ambiance to the maximum potential can be very soothing and artful. Natural Stone elevates the aesthetics and is sturdy which makes it the ideal choice for swimming pools and other spaces. Green Sukabumi is fast becoming the favorite of architects and designers around the world for its gorgeous hues and wow factor.

What is Sukabumi Stone?

Green Sukabumi stone is named after

FACTORS THAT INFLUENCE TURF CARE

FACTORS THAT INFLUENCE TURF CARE

A well maintained turf is a sight to behold. Building and maintaining a sports field is a science on its own. Every product and effort that goes into creating a sports turf is guided by various unique conditions of a particular site.

Ben Corby, Sports Turf Manager and Agronomist at Desert Group throws light on the various factors that influence turf management program.

Climate

Temperature fluctuations from chilly single-digit figures to soaring beyond 50 degrees combined with humidity puts plants of the region under multiple kinds of stress. Warm-season turf does not go

Tactile paving in Desert Turfcare General Trading

TACTILE PAVERS

Tactile Ground Surface Indicators (TGSI) are equipment used to facilitate navigation for the vision impaired. These detectable warning surfaces are standardized that guide people through texture. • Made from inserts or built directly into ground surfaces made of concrete or arranged with adhesive stickers as a retro fit solution. • Two standardized types of TGSI- Studs: call attention/warning to key hazards at the start/end of a platform; Strips: used for direction/wayfinding through open spaces on a designated path of travel • Manufactured and supplied in stainless steel, porcelain, ceramic and

LIVING GREEN WALLS 101: WHAT, WHY AND HOW?

LIVING GREEN WALLS 101: WHAT, WHY AND HOW?

A living green wall is a wall surface that is designed and covered with greenery. It offers architects and consultants to provide a cost effective solution by turning monotonous walls into aesthetically pleasing living vertical gardens.  In addition to the breath-taking scenery, green walls have many other benefits that make them an obvious choice.

Diversity is the key here and by utilizing a broad spectrum of plant species, we can obtain intricate patterns and unique designs with a multitude of colors, textures and sizes that nature provides. All living green walls

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