FAQs

Q. What is the white powder sometimes seen in the bag?

A. The white powder is “Mycorrhizal” which is beneficial to the soil.

Q. Has there been any health issues?

A. There has been no health issues that we aware of however, it is recommended that you wear gloves and masks when spreading any kind of mulch products as they may contain micro-organisms and bacteria.

Q. do I need to wear a mask and gloves?

A. It is recommended that you wear gloves and masks when spreading and kind of mulch products as they may contain micro-organisms and bacteria. You should avoid breathing the dust or mist by wearing a particulate mask. Wear gloves when applying the mulch. You should also wash your hands immediately after use.

Q. How often should I apply Lupin mulch to my garden?

A. Twice a year. Apply Lupin Mulch in spring at a depth of about 40mm to retain moisture and assist with enriching the soil throughout the summer months. Apply again in autumn to keep your plants warm through the winter and continually enriching your soil. A good coverage will also keep weeds to a minimum all year round.

Q. Should I use mulch in winter?

A. Yes, if you apply Lupin Mulch in winter the mulch will keep your plants warm and also continually build the soil all year round. A good coverage will keep weeds to a minimum.

Q. Where is the product sourced?

A. Lupins are sourced from local farmers in the Wongan Hills area in Western Australia. Fresh batches are made regularly.

Q. Is Lupin Mulch suitable for native plants?

A. Being low in phosphorous the Lupin Mulch will not harm natives, and in fact the response with plants like Kangaroo Paws, Hybrid Natives and even Grass Trees, are excellent. As a general rule natives do not require premium mulch.

Q. How heavy are the bags?

A. The 42L bags weigh between 8-10kg and the bulk bags weigh approximately 300kg.

Q. How much does a bag cover?

A. The 42L bags cover about 2m2 if applied at 40mm thick and the bulk bag covers about 50m2.

Q. What is the yellow slime that I found growing in my garden?

A. This is Fuligo Septic, commonly known as “dog vomit”; it’s utterly harmless to people, pets and plants. In fact, Fuligo Septic is edible. Native people in some parts of Mexico gather it and scramble it like eggs.
Fuligo Septic appears on mulch, trees or leaves after rains or watering as a bright yellow mass that makes people think their dogs are sick. It is said to sometimes reach the size of a pizza. Over the next couple of days it ages to pinkish tan and hardens as it forms new spores. Eventually it dries up and disappears, leaving the many tiny spores behind to wait until the conditions are right for another plasmodium. If the appearance of a slime offends you, break it up by raking out the mulch or watering it with a hose.

FAQs-Fuligo

Q. Is it Organic?

A. There are no artificial chemicals or fertilisers added to our product during the production process. It has undergone an intensive heat process to remove any other possible residue.

Q. Is it suitable for Organic Growers Gardens?

A. Yes, provided it is not a root vegetable.