Nothing makes us happier than hearing our customers are experiencing great results from our products – it’s what we’re here for, after all. One such customer is Ruth Hemmerling, who has shared the incredible results her Adelaide Hills garden has achieved with use of our new organic super-mulch, WhoFlungDung.
After building a house on a vacant block in Stirling, Ruth recognised the fabulous opportunity to start from scratch with a plot of land that was much more manageable in size than her previous home. The empty lot was filled with 50 year old pine trees that were crawling with ivy and the ground was mostly a combination of sandstone rock and clay, which was problematic. Inspired by the beautiful established gardens that Stirling is renowned for, Ruth was up for the challenge.
As any good gardener knows, the most important aspect of any garden is the soil. Eager to get the soil conditions just right, Ruth paid top dollar to have tonnes of “premium” soil delivered to the property, but was disappointed when the soil quality seemed to be not much better than sand.
Duncan from Corromandel Native Nursery recommended Ruth give WhoFlungDung a try to improve the soil health and promote better growth and weed reduction. Ruth spread WhoFlungDung mulch over her Australian native garden, woodland area and large areas of shrubbery that includes Camelia, Rhododendrons and Azaleas.
Ruth said, “I spread the delicious smelling, fine brown mulch thickly everywhere. I know the plants were thanking me, being the end of summer and needing protection for their young roots. Now, a few months later, as I dig in more and more plants, this mulch is going through the soil adding much needed texture and goodness.”
Ruth also noted the winter rain has helped seep the WhoFlungDung goodness down to root level. The only plant deaths she has had are a result of frost, which she puts down to a bad choice of plants.
“Everything else without exception is budding, flowering, growing! It’s so exciting and not even a full year here yet!”