Dubai Turfarm UAE – turf growth on saline water 15,000 ppm – Hydrosmart

Dubai Turfarm UAE – turf growth on saline water 15,000 ppm – Hydrosmart

The ‘Plantation’ Equestrian Centre in Dubail UAE was getting ready for an International Polo Tournament. In preparing the virgin site on highly sandy soils, the owners followed advice of turf consultant Rob McFarlane of Turfarm UAE and installed a Hydrosmart.

Using Hydrosmart’s water conditioning approach to overcome levels of around 15,500 TDS ppm from bore water with a pH which ranges from 3.5 – 4 (considered highly acidic for plant growth ). Watering takes place daily, with 80,000 square meters being watered with 150,000 gallons of treated bore water.

Using Hydrosmart to improve grass growth

When interviewed Rob said of the turf growth over a period of 24 weeks:
“Using only Hydrosmart to treat the water, we have seen unbelievable results in a short time with an enormous increase in growth with lower disease and pest attacks than at any other site around.
The turf looks lush and healthy and is ready ahead of schedule for the November tournament. I will install Hydrosmart onto several other sites about to commence similar undertakings. This water is being used now on plants lining the driveway, nursery and is promoting healthy plant growth of many types of plants as well”

This large area of grass was developed to play polo.

Virgin sand, starting to grow turf, using 15,000 ppm saline water. This large area of grass was developed to play polo. This is the before shot, and the next frame is the after.

Grown using 15,000 ppm saline water.

Turfarm Virgin sand, growing turf! Grown using 15,000 ppm saline water. This large area of paspalum grass was developed to play polo. This is the after shot. A thin layer of newly added topsoil, and a large amount of salty water has made the difference between the previous frame and this one.

Turfarm Note the sand dunes in the foreground

Turfarm Note the sand dunes in the foreground, showing how the area looked before the paspalum grass seed was set. Salt is prevented from accumulating in the soil, as salt crystals are dissolved and drain further down into the sand, past the point where they can affect plant roots.

Turfarm Groundwater was then used to irrigate paspalum grass

Turfarm Groundwater was then used to irrigate paspalum grass. Salt is prevented from accumulating in the soil, as salt crystals are dissolved, and drain further down into the sand, past the point where they can affect plant roots. The Hydrosmart treatment also makes nutrients in the water and soil available to the turf.