Thousands of Dammetjies in gardens in South Africa and Australia
Since being launched in 2004 thousands of Dammetjies have
been planted in gardens both in South Africa and Australia.
They are being used around rose bushes, shrubs of every
description, saplings, fruit trees and even vegetables and
in herb gardens.
One enthusiastic gardener in Hillcrest outside Durban
in South Africa has 340 Dammetjies around her flourishing
The gardener (name on request) says not only do Dammetjies
save on her water bill, but also much time in watering and
feeding her huge rose garden. The saving on fertilizer is
also significant, she says.
Another big plus for her is that she instructs her gardener
to fill up the dammetjies once or twice a week, depending
on weather conditions, and then knows with confidence that
her roses have had the right amount of water.
It is also worth remembering that giving plants too much
water is as bad for them as is a drought.
Dammetjies are also ideal when planting on ground that
is uneven or on sloping ground as they prevent run-off to
areas where water in not required.
Another big plus factor is that they keep out the grass
and ground covers that are attracted by regular watering
and which compete for the available water.
A lot of gardeners use mechanical grass cutters and the
beauty about Dammetjies, unlike other products on the market,
is that they are not damaged by the action of the nylon
cord used to cut the grass. This means you can cut right
up close for that neat and tidy look.
Dammetjies are manufactured from high quality polypropylene
that has been UV stabilised. This means they are not damaged
by the action of the sun and the manufacturers give a 10-year
quality warranty to this effect.
Something else to consider is that some gardeners donít
like the thought of plastic objects in their gardens. For
this reason Dammetjies are manufactured in a mud brown colour
that makes them unobtrusive and barely visible in the garden,
especially when foliage starts to cover them.
Dammetjies Horticultural Services cc
Inquiries: Geoff Bird
Telephones: 0861 11 41 09 (RSA)
+27 (0)41 3661325 (RSA & International)
Mobile: +27 (0) 83 598 0816