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

NOW OPEN TO PUBLIC AT DOWNTOWN DESIGN 2018!

‘SHIFTING SANDS’ NOW OPEN TO PUBLIC AT DOWNTOWN DESIGN 2018!

Depicting the dramatic cultivation that has swept across the Emirates over the last 30 years, our installation, ‘Shifting Sands’, is now open to public at Downtown Design 2018! A big shout out to Dubai Garden Centre, House of Timber and Plantscapes for transforming our design to reality. We look forward to seeing you there.

THE MIDDLE EAST ARCHITECT AWARDS

THE MIDDLE EAST ARCHITECT AWARDS

Desert Ink bagged the award for Landscape Design of The Year at The Middle East Architect Awards.

ARCHITECT AWARDS 2018 SHORTLISTED DESERT INK

ARCHITECT AWARDS 2018 SHORTLISTED DESERT INK

Architect awards 2018 shortlisted Desert Ink for Landscape design of the year and sustainable project of the year awards.

THE SUSTAINABLE FUTURE OF LANDSCAPING

THE SUSTAINABLE FUTURE OF LANDSCAPING

Landscape Sustainability is an often heard and repeated word. Yet it’s time to delve into this highly used word and try and figure out what it means to the Landscaping sector within the region. UAE has witnessed tremendous growth – and with it some stunning landscaping. Anywhere else in the world, the mere thought of growing plants in a hot and dry desert environment would not have been palatable. Yet urban designers have made a brave attempt to keep pace with the demands of tourists and residents alike. Nurturing and

Mr. Michael Mascarenhas, CEO Desert Group

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE: THE PRESENT, THE FUTURE

I recently attended a breakfast meeting with one of my peers, a CEO and Board Member of a listed company. Our conversation wafted towards the steps his company was taking towards corporate governance, the need for it today and how it would evolve over the next 10 years. His view was that corporate governance comes alive, when regulatory bodies step in to promote, impose, and even provide a framework to better govern corporates. That did not send the right signals to me on the role of boards and senior leadership

Mr. Michael Mascarenhas, CEO Desert Group

THE CASE FOR SELF RELIANCE IN THE LANDSCAPING INDUSTRY

The Landscaping industry has thus far been quite reliant on suppliers from countries other than the GCC for various products. These products have included some very ordinary products and often found within the region. These suppliers would typically hang the carrot of “you can have an exclusive agency”.  These agencies come with various terms and condition prime among them being the carrying of stocks and some challenging sales targets. These terms and conditions are often driven with the threat of, if you do not deliver then there will be another

Mr. Michael Mascarenhas, CEO Desert Group

DAY IN THE LIFE: DESERT GROUP CHIEF EXECUTIVE MAKES A THOUSAND GARDENS BLOOM IN DUBAI

Michael Mascarenhas is the chief executive of Desert Group, a diversified group of horticultural and lifestyle companies. The group incorporates 11 businesses, with one of the most well-known the Dubai Garden Centre on Sheikh Zayed Road. Set up 28 years ago, the group claims it is responsible for 80 per cent of Dubai’s public landscaping. The company also has an extensive CSR programme focused on offering employment to Emiratis with special needs. Mr Mascarenhas, 56, who is from India, has worked in the UAE since 1988 and lives in Jumeirah