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Irrigation during establishment is critical. While Pure Dynasty is extremely salt tolerant, establishment of the seed requires clean water. During this period, it is strongly recommended to irrigate with water measuring less than 2000 ppm TDS. The seedbed should be kept moist with frequent irrigation throughout the day during germination; however, avoid over-saturating the soil as seed movement can occur. The first mowing for most landscaping applications is recommended when the grass reaches the height of about 2.5 centimetres. Scalping can occur if the first mowing is delayed much further. After the first mowing, regular mowing will encourage lateral growth and better turf coverage. Ensure mower blades or reels are sharp, and use solid rollers. During the first few weeks of plant development, little, if any, nitrogen is required. Fertilization and other amendments can begin after the first three weeks and should be guided by the initial soil and water test. Versatility of Pure Dynasty for Landscaping Pure Dynasty is the turfgrass solution for any landscaping application. The variety is suitable for both commercial and residential landscaping. Its strength and durability make Pure Dynasty an excellent choice for recreational facilities, parks, children’s play areas, and urban farms. Its beauty is particularly appealing for gardens and pedestrian green spaces. Pure Dynasty can also be used for roadways and other infrastructure projects.

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Project Spotlights Rashid Stadium in Dubai – home to Al Ahli Football Club and host venue for the 2019 AFC Asian Cup David Ball, Managing Director of SIS Pitches Middle East, chose Pure Dynasty Seeded Paspalum for Al Ahli’s Rashid Stadium pitch. Purity, heat and salt tolerance, and strength for sports were influencing factors in the decision. In preparation of planting, the surface was laser graded, and 10 percent peat was added to the profile. With a seeding rate of 14 grams per square metre, germination occurred in seven days. Full coverage was achieved in seven weeks with the first matches played on the new turf in nine weeks. Dubai Hills Golf Club – a European Golf Design project completed in late 2018, recent host of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic Shootout and the Troon Series Dubai Open Ben Corby, Senior Agronomist of the landscape maintenance division of Desert Group, has experience with Pure Dynasty on multiple projects. At Dubai Hills, the seeding rate varied between 8-12 grams per square meter with germination occurring in only four days and full coverage within seven weeks. “I was very happy with the turf’s performance,” said Corby, “especially under some extremely exposed site conditions.” When asked what makes Pure Dynasty a good turf choice for the Gulf Region, he replied, “its colour through the winter, the aggressive surface growth, and salt hardiness once established with the soils and water we deal with here. Pure Dynasty has proven it can handle the tough growing conditions in the region.”

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August 2019  

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