About our products

WHY OUR PRODUCTS STAND TALL

Atlantic Fertilisers produces a range of organic and semi-organic fertiliser products for use in the home garden, as well as in the commercial/agricultural market. The products are based on composted poultry manure, which is a one of nature’s oldest and most trusted sources of minerals and nutrients, which will condition soil and improve fertility.

In essence organic fertilisers work in three ways—firstly they directly add nutrition to the soil, secondly they stimulate the micro-biology within the soil which will break down organic matter to generate further nutrition, thirdly they stimulate root growth which provides a great soil surface area upon which to draw nutrients (& moisture/water)

Hence given the ‘nature’ of how organic fertilisers work they can basically be used in any application at any time and are hence all effectively multi-purpose products.

WHAT IS IN A NAME?

The vast Atlantic Ocean teems with a rich diversity of marine life. On the South west coast of Africa, its cold-climate Benguela Current supports abundant marine organisms, fish and mammal species through its oxygen rich waters.

On the African continent itself, our fertilisers nourish the earth in a similar manner. Using the finest organic and chemical ingredients, some sourced from the ocean itself, our products are formulated to improve and sustain biological activity in the soil.

Our company’s focus is on keeping soils healthy and nutrient rich and keeping soil ecosystems in balance. Our aim is to increase sustainability and assist you in growing healthy and vibrant gardens over the long term. We achieve this by thinking more broadly about our clients’ needs, and by adding value. This fresh approach to doing business means we offer you not only the best products available, but also products tailored to your conditions.

We are Atlantic Fertilisers – And like the ocean we are named for, we strive to support the cycle of life:

  • By offering you, the home gardener, the best products made according to time-tested recipes.
  • By helping you enrich your soil’s fertility.
  • By developing new products for specific conditions.

We are 100% South-African owned and support biological and sustainable gardening. Walk with us and you will see how we go the extra mile to support you, considering above all, your needs in our planning and future product development.

Atlantic Fertilisers: Familiar faces bring you professional and personal solutions in soil fertility and plant nutrition.

This is growth you can measure.

MEET THE MAIN GROWERS

SALES

Daniel Janse van Vuuren National sales manager 0860 110 110 daniel@atlanticfertilisers.co.za
Lauren Botha Gauteng 082 496 8388 lauren@atlanticfertilisers.co.za
Suné Harris Gauteng 079 198 8853 sune@atlanticfertilisers.co.za
Lee-Anne Visagie Western Cape 083 613 0776 leeanne@atlanticfertilisers.co.za

DISTRIBUTORS

Mango Moon Kwa-Zulu Natal 031 766 3823 admin@mangomooncc.co.za
AgriGarden Free Sate 057 396 3393 info@agrigarden.co.za
Plasgrow Mpumalanga 013 751 2076 marie@plasgrow.co.za
Hortiworld Namibia 00264 6122 4002 paul@hortiworldnam.com

ADMINISTRATION

Lynora Middleditch Accounts 0860 110 110 admin@atlanticfertilisers.co.za

ORDERS

Geone Jacobsz Sales orders 0860 110 110 orders@atlanticfertilisers.co.za

OPERATIONS

Zandre Hanekom Warehouse manager 082 416 8608 operations@atlanticfertilisers.co..za

MANAGEMENT

Peter Runkel 0860 110 110 peter@atlanticfertilisers.co.za




The full measure:
our product range

Available at all leading Nursery & Hardware stores throughout South Africa

BIO GANIC ALL PURPOSE



Bio Ganic All Purpose is a unique blend of the highest quality organic fertiliser and natural minerals, specifically formulated for the most effective and safe feeding of all your garden plants.

Essential plant nutrients are released slowly into the soil, stimulating microbiological activity, making further nutrients available to plants. Bio Ganic All Purpose also encourages the development of healthy, well structured soils.

It promotes microbial and earthworm activity which bind soil particles together to improve soil structure and tilth. Better soil structure allows roots to grow unrestricted in a nutrient rich environment.

  • Premium non-chemical fertiliser- organic and environment friendly
  • Pelletised for slow, consistent release of nutrients and easy application
  • pH Neutral
  • Composted and heat treated which kills weed seeds and significantly reduces harmful bacteria - pathogen free with no germs, mould or bacteria
  • Improves soil organic matter and increases soil water holding capacity
  • Convenient and safe to use
  • Will not burn seedlings or plants

Usage

FLOWERS & SHRUBS

Apply 100g per square metre every 6 to 8 weeks.

TREES

Apply 500g per tree for each year of the tree’s age (up to 2.5kg) every 10 to 12 weeks.

INDIGENOUS

Apply 50g-100g per plant every 10 to 12 weeks.

POT PLANTS

Apply 15-30g (1-2Tbs), depending on the size of the pot. Work into the top layer of soil.

Available in 5, 10 & 20 kg


Active Ingredients (g/kg):

N 26 Mn 0.61
P 18 Cu 0.06
K 33 B 0.05
S 10 Mo 0.005
Ca 36 C 115
Mg 7 Humic Acid 54
Fe 5 Fulvic Acid 116
Zn 0.54
Reg. No. Act 36 0f 1947. B4844

BIO GANIC LAWNS



Bio Ganic for Lawns is an ideal organic food for all lawns. It is suitable for new and established lawns and its slow release properties help prevent thatch build up. Bio Ganic for Lawns promotes natural, healthy growth of your lawn; essential plant nutrients are released slowly into the soil, stimulating microbiological activity and making further nutrients available to grass.

Bio Ganic for Lawns is in a crumble form to allow for easy application and absorption over a large surface area.

  • Premium non-chemical fertiliser- organic and environment friendly
  • In crumble form for ease of use providing slow, consistent release of nutrients and sustained growth.
  • pH Neutral
  • Composted and heat treated which kills weed seeds and significantly reduces harmful bacteria - pathogen free with no germs, mould or bacteria
  • Improves soil organic matter and increases soil water holding capacity
  • Convenient and safe to use
  • Will not burn lawns.

Usage

NEW LAWNS

200g per m2 spread evenly and incorporated into top 10cm of soil prior to seeding or laying.

ESTABLISHED LAWNS

Apply 50g-100g per m2 every 10 to 12 weeks throughout the year.

Available in 5 & 10 kg


Active Ingredients (g/kg):

N 26 Mn 0.61
P 18 Cu 0.06
K 33 B 0.05
S 10 Mo 0.005
Ca 36 C 115
Mg 7 Humic Acid 54
Fe 5 Fulvic Acid 116
Zn 0.54
Reg. No. Act 36 0f 1947. B4844



BIO OCEAN



Packed full of goodness, Bio Ocean is a soil and plant conditioner, manufactured by composting seaweed, fishmeal, humic acid and poultry manure. The key ingredient seaweed, contains a range of naturally occurring minerals and growth stimulants which help maximise plant growth. It is also known for its ability to retain moisture and increase the moisture level of the plant’s cell sap – in turn increasing the plant’s ability to resist frost and heat stress.

Bio Ocean will retain up to 120% of its own weight in moisture – significantly increasing the soil’s ability to hold onto water. Bio Ocean increases resistance to pests and disease, stimulates healthy growth above and below the ground and generally improves the well-being of your soil and plants.

Bio Ocean is ideally suited for establishing new plants, feeding of herbs, vegetables, flowering plants and for use on indigenous plants.

  • Premium non-chemical fertiliser- organic and environment friendly
  • Added kelp and fishmeal, with naturally occurring growth stimulants
  • Pelletised for slow, consistent release of nutrients and easy application
  • pH Neutral
  • Composted and heat treated which kills weed seeds and significantly reduces harmful bacteria - pathogen free with no germs, mould or bacteria
  • Improves soil organic matter and increases soil water holding capacity
  • Convenient and safe to use
  • Will not burn seedlings or plants

Usage

VEGETABLES & HERBS

Apply 50-100g per m2 every 6 weeks.

PLANTING

Apply 100g to the base of the hole and mix in with the soil.

FLOWERS & SHRUBS

Apply 100g per m2 every 6 to 8 weeks.

TREES

Apply 500g per tree for each year of the tree’s age (up to 2.5kg) every 10 to 12 weeks.

INDIGENOUS

Apply 50-100g per plant every 10 to 12 weeks, ideally suited for establishing all new plants.

POT PLANTS

Apply 15-30g (1-2Tbs), depending on the size of the pot. Work into the top layer of soil.

Available in 5 & 10kg


Active Ingredients (g/kg):

N 27 Mn 0.58
P 17 Cu 0.06
K 31 B 0.05
S 9 Mo 0.005
Ca 35 C 109
Mg 7 Humic Acid 30
Fe 5 Fulvic Acid 172
Zn 0.51
Reg. No. Act 36 0f 1947. B4842

FLOWER & FRUIT



Flower & Fruit combines the best of both worlds; its organic base provides a full range of plant nutrients in a slow release form, whilst the carefully selected water-soluble nutrients have been added to maximise the performance of each application. Flower & Fruit is ideal for all flowering and fruit bearing plants (except indigenous plants and bare-rooted roses).

  • An increase in quantity and quality of blooms per bush
  • An increase in quantity and quality of fruit
  • Increased resistance to diseases and pests
  • A more robust and healthy plant

Usage

Apply Flower & Fruit evenly to pre-soaked soil around the drip line of the plant or tree and water again, well. Keep fertiliser at least 20cm away from the base and avoid contact with foliage or flowers. Apply after signs of new season growth and thereafter every 6-8 weeks throughout the growing season. Apply Atlantic Bio Ocean in winter


Analysis: (g/kg):

N 92.05
P 19.25
K 90.50
S 2.70
Ca 11.25
Mg 3.60
Zn 200
Organic Matter 292.50
Fertiliser Group 1 Reg. No. K10221 Act 36 of 1947




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December in your garden

Do dream of a ‘green’ festive season, as your nearest garden centre will have everything in stock to make your dreams a reality, with festive gifting ideas and foolproof plants to smarten up your yard.

Smart planting - Foolproof greenery

If the idea of planting lovely texture in all the shades of green like lime green, spring green, apple green, bright green, dark and olive green appeals to you, then pick from this list of delightful plants which are also top sellers:

Japanese sago palm (Cycas revoluta) is a very sculptural palm-like plant growing up to about 1,5m in height. It has dark green feathery leaves shaped in a wide rosette. Evergreen and suitable to full sun or shade, semi-hardy and requires medium to low water usage.

Bird of paradise (Strelitzia reginae) is a dense, clump-forming indigenous species with dark green, spear-shaped leaves on sturdy stems. Both the flowers (which appear from autumn and stay throughout the winter months) as well as the leaves are very popular with floral artists. Strelitzias prefer temperate to subtropical climates and have a very low water usage when properly established.

Cape box (Buxus microphylla 'Faulkner') is a tough, evergreen shrub. It is compact and upright growing, with a dense coat of oval-shaped, bright green leaves. It can be pruned into any topiary shape and is suitable as a hedging plant (and also as a small festive tree!). Cold hardy and frost resistant, requiring medium water use.

Lilyturf(Liriope muscari 'Evergreen Giant') has dark green leaves reaching nearly 1m long. This is a lovely accent plant for sun or deep shade, in pots and near the swimming pool. It is semi-hardy and has medium water usage requirements.

Dwarf mondo grass (Ophiopogon japonicus 'Kyoto') has dark green leaves and is a very compact size (10 x 30cm). It is planted between stepping stones as a softener, and is often used to replace lawns that are battling to grow in the shade.

Philodendron 'Xanadu' is a compact, quick growing plant with dark green, very serrated leaves. The leaves also have accented veins which have a reddish blush when maturing. Grow in light shade and water regularly.

Bedding besties to fill up gaps

The following annuals of compact size, can be planted in pots, hanging baskets and on the foreground of beds which need a quick little facelift: calibrachoas, alyssum (Lobularia) bedding dahlias, portulaca, lobelias, French marigolds, Celosias, Dianthus chinensis, gazanias and the polka dot plant (Hypoestes phyllostachya) – the latter being a beautiful foliage annual for sun to semi-shade.

Rose care in December

Not at home in December? Follow this quick checklist to keep your roses happy while you’re gone:

  • Check that your irrigation system is in good working order and clean blocked sprayers.
  • Mulch deeply around each rose bush to keep the soil cool and moist for as long as possible.
  • Spray preventatively against black spot, insects, and red spider mite before leaving.
  • Pinch out the growing tips of young branches and remove all buds. This will reduce the plant's water needs and will delay flowering until your return.
  • Move roses in containers into the shade and place on saucers beneath the pots to collect water. Organise for container roses to be watered every second or third day, or attach them to an automatic irrigation system.

Spending the holidays at home?

Solar garden lights are the way to go, so light up pathways, trees and feature plants the eco-friendly way - easy to use and readily available at garden centres. Or, wrap them up and use them as gift options for friends that have it all!

Best gifts from the garden centre

Plants in flower make thoughtful, inexpensive gifts and are always most welcome.

  • Gorgeous pots of seasonal colour can easily be transformed into gifts for grannies, friends, aunties and even teachers.
  • Flowering houseplants like poinsettias and amaryllis are always appreciated, especially if you took time to choose a pretty display pot to put them in.
  • Top edibles to use as gifts are chillies - there is a wide variety available from hot to very hot. One thing to remember is that some of them can reach up to 2m tall and so are not ornamental. Also think about 'berry delicious' in the form of strawberries and blueberries.

Special touch with hydrangeas

Fill your house with hydrangea flowers (also known as the ‘Christmas Rose’) if you have lots of them in your garden. Pick mature flowers (all the little florets must be open), scrape the bark off the bottom 5cm of the stem and leave them overnight up to their necks in cold water, before arranging them in vases.

Lawn fixes before the holidays

Fertilise the lawn with Bio Ganic Lawn fertiliser and water it well before and after application, and then at least twice a week in the early morning, if water restrictions will allow for it. (The best time to fertilise of course, is when it is raining!) This is an organic product so less water is needed!

Be on the look-out for these lawn foes:

Termites, mole crickets, ants and lawn caterpillars cause havoc in a lawn. Most of these pests let one know that they are around as they leave signs of their infestation. To detect lawn caterpillars, leave a wet towel overnight on the lawn. If they are there, they will cling to the underside of the towel when you pick it up in the morning. The presence of small, brown moths can also be a sign of caterpillar infestation. There are organic and chemical insecticides and fertilisers infused with an insecticide to combat caterpillars. If you decide to use a water soluble insecticide, do the spraying late afternoon, as these pests are nocturnal and feed at night.

Tidy up your edges

Add a smart touch to flower beds around your entertainment area with edging materials like cobblestones or wooden poles which are available in different lengths and heights. You can also buy galvanised and powder coated edging material which is easy to bend to follow the contours of any flower bed.

Check out your own front door

If it's not welcoming, add some beautifully planted-up specimen pots at the door. Hammer a lovely festive wreath made from plant material (like Carissa macrocarpa - Big Num Num) out of your garden onto the door, and lay down a welcoming mat – all you need is available at your favourite nursery!

Clipping and pruning

Prune all the hedges for neatness, taking care to neaten up below them too, as it can become a hiding place for all kinds of rubbish. If you have a lot of topiary shrubs, give them a light trim and thread some solar powered fairy lights through them for a festive touch.

Leaving your garden behind?

  • If you do not have an automatic irrigation system, ask a friendly neighbour to water your garden in your absence. To make it easier on the watering soul, attach time switches and hosepipes on all taps. Also leave instructions for the caregiver to stay well within the water restriction rules, if these are still applicable in your area.
  • Group potted plants together in the shade of a tree where they will dry out less quickly and will also be easier to water. Do not forget to add water retention granules to all your outdoor pots.
  • Water all indoor plants and place them on an old blanket which is wetted down well in the bath. Leave bathroom curtains or blinds open to allow for the most light.
  • Pack away all garden tools, the wheelbarrow, small pieces of garden furniture and ornaments.

Inland gardening

(Gauteng, Free State, North West, Mpumalanga and Limpopo)

  • Sparkling pool - start a dedicated programme to get rid of any algae growth and check that the paved surrounds are sturdy and clean. Remove any potential hazards like old pots or thorny plants which can hurt excited kids or interfere with water games.
  • Clean out all ponds and water features. Water lilies and other water plants will be at their best now and are readily available so - invest in some new floating greenery and flowers.
  • To avoid blight on tomatoes and mildew on cucumbers, squash and pumpkins, water them early in the morning to allow the leaves time to dry off before nightfall.
  • Give citrus trees their mid-season Atlantic Fertilisers’ Flower and Fruit granular fertiliser. Spread evenly over the drip line 20-30cm away from stem. Mulch and water well.
  • Planting seed potatoes in December and January will produce a harvest in April and May for storing and eating during winter.
  • Fill quirky containers with garden plants like echeverias, tillandsias, or other succulents and dot them all over the house.
  • Magnificent mandevillas, formerly known as dipladenias, are popular ornamentals producing colourful, trumpet-shaped flowers for prolonged periods. They flower prolifically in temperate and subtropical climates, relishing the heat, rain and humidity. Look out for the latest varieties in nurseries.

Coastal gardening

(Western Cape, Northern Cape, Eastern Cape, and KwaZulu-Natal)

  • Weed the garden - after weeding, place a layer of organic mulch over every last inch of soil. Mulching not only saves water and time when you’re busy entertaining family over the festive season, but will also provide a professional and well-cared-for look and will display existing plants to their best advantage.
  • A toast to herbs - pick borage flowers to use as garnish in puddings and punches. Harvest the first chillies to add to marinades, salads and salsas. Pull off the leaves of pineapple sage, lemon verbena, mint, rosemary and rose geranium and steep in a bottle of dry white wine overnight. Strain and add some chilled champagne and lemonade to taste. Drink immediately!
  • Add swathes of gaura, angelonia, cuphea, lavender, Plectranthus ‘Mona Lavender’, bacopa, perennial verbena and pentas – none of these needs excessive pampering or watering!
  • Paint peeling and sad looking loungers, garden furniture, the garden shed, picket fences and pots in a new colour. Make new slipcovers for scatter cushions (botanical prints are trending this year!) or splurge on some brand new soft furnishings for your garden.
  • Clean your braai and pack a stack of wood neatly underneath it (even if you're doing gas or Weber cooking). There is no better way to create atmosphere than with a crackling fire.
  • Dig out dainty ground covers like soleirolia soleirolii (baby’s tears) or Crassula expansa subsp. fragilis from your garden, and plant them into small clay pots to decorate the table and to give away as gifts.
 
 

Ravishing Festive Amaryllis bulbs

Of all flowering bulbs, Amaryllis are amongst the easiest and most rewarding to grow and flower – whether indoors or out. Amaryllis bulbs produce incredibly showy, trumpet-shaped blooms that add a flamboyant and bold statement to gardens and homes throughout South Africa.

The Amaryllis’ flowering period extends from spring through to autumn; conveniently coinciding with the festive and holiday season. Poinsettias are the traditional holiday flower – but Amaryllis bulbs have to be close on their heels!

The wide range of spectacular double and single red blooms, make this plant a festive winner over the holidays. Potted plants can be used as décor items, but also make long-lasting and stunning gifts for festive gifts and year-end gifts of appreciation.

There are several good reasons why you should give Amaryllis bulbs a try:

  1. Like with all bulbs, Amaryllis store all they need to ‘bloom’ in their enlarged bulb. All that’s required is for you to plant the bulb and add water – then sit back and enjoy! For instant beauty, visit your local garden centre and purchase a potted amaryllis.
  2. Whether indoors or out, their key requirements are drainage and a sunny location.
  3. Mixed colours and varieties in abundance – choose from an endless range of mini, medium or large flowering blooms in an endless range of colours - including whites, pinks, orange, red and more.
  4. Longevity… Amaryllis bulbs flower within 4–6 weeks of planting. Most plants will produce flowering stems, which easily extends the growing period to 6–8 weeks.
  5. The true ‘BONUS’ with Amaryllis bulbs is that they grow for many years. Bulbs can be stored in a dark, dry cupboard and replanted next season, or if planted into the garden – the bulbs will naturally regrow and flower, provided they receive enough sun and are watered regularly enough.

Herewith a few useful tips when growing Amaryllis bulbs indoors:

  • Top heavy
    Amaryllis blooms can be spectacularly large (and heavy). Select heavy, larger pots and add weight with rocks or sand in the base to prevent flowers ‘toppling’ over.
  • Drainage
    Amaryllis bulbs need good quality, well-drained soil with adequate drainage holes to thrive. Novelty Amaryllis are often grown in glass vases and decorative containers with no drainage – take care to ensure the bulbs remain outside the water, with only the roots getting wet.
  • Position
    Amaryllis bulbs will grow almost anywhere… Take note, however, that the more sun they receive, the faster they’ll flower and fade. Cooler temperatures prolong flowering (remember - this is December and our hottest months are still to come)
  • Rotate
    Blooms grow towards the sun and you’ll notice this clearly when growing Amaryllis bulbs. To ensure flower stems are long and straight, simply rotate the pot every few days – allowing all parts of the plant to receive similar amounts of sunlight.

After flowering, the plant should be left until the leaves have dried and died-back completely. Cut them off and store the bulb in a cool, dry place to replant or re-grow the following season.

 
 
 
 
 
 

A Very Merry DIY: Festive Ornaments for your Tree

The holiday season is here, and it is time for fun, festivities and lots of crafts.

Keep the kids busy and laughing with a little happy activity. It’s the season of cheer, after all, so add a little to your trees with this easy peasy bird seed ornament DIY. The kids will love getting their hands dirty, the trees will look peppy, the birds will chirp happily, and they make great festive gifts too. Let’s make it a December to remember.

What you will need:

  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 ½ tsp. unflavored gelatin
  • 3 tbsp. golden syrup
  • A whisk
  • 4 cups birdseed
  • Molds (muffin tin, cookie cutters, etc.)
  • Baking tray
  • Nonstick spray
  • Drinking straws
  • Waxed paper
  • Ribbon/twine

Let’s get creative:

  1. First, get your little ones to mix the flour, water, gelatin and syrup together in a large mixing bowl - using the whisk to stir. Stir until was well-combined.
  2. Add the birdseed to the mixture, and stir until completely coated.
  3. Kiddies, put your gloves on now!
  4. Place the wax paper on the baking tray and spray with nonstick spray. Spray the molds after.
  5. Lay handfuls of the mixture on the wax paper, flattening them out and then placing the molds over each merry mound of mixture.
  6. Poke a hole through top of each birdseed mold using drinking straws. Make sure the hole has gone through all the way, to make it easy for you to thread your ribbon or twine.
  7. Leave them to dry while you get a good night’s sleep.
  8. The next day, remove the straws.
  9. Adults, we may need your skills here. Help your kids cut the ribbon and thread it through the hole. Tie knots in the ribbon so that the ornaments can hang on a tree.
  10. It’s time to decorate! Hang up these festive ornaments in a tree and watch as the birds enjoy them.




Fertilise all year round

Our products are suitable to use in any season

IDEAL FOR ALL SEASONS

Traditionally, and contrary to the practices of professional growers, home gardeners only applied fertilisers to their lawns and gardens in autumn and spring. No applications were made in winter or summer. This was primarily because the nutrients in chemical fertilisers would "leach" in winter and "burn" in summer providing very little if any positive impact on the garden.

Atlantic Fertilisers range of organic fertilisers was designed and developed by experts to provide consistent and sustained growth of your garden plants and lawns throughout the year.

Remember that a happy, healthy, well nourished plant will look great, perform better and be less likely to be plagued by pests and disease.

Summer

The most stressful season for plants and lawns. Summer feeding will result in healthy root and plant growth, extended flowering and reduced inclination to pests and disease.

Autumn

Many plants begin to lose their leaves at this time. Feeding in autumn will allow plants to store nutrients to help them survive through winter.

Winter

KUlants may appear dormant above the surface, but feeding in winter allows root systems to take up nutrients from the soil, in preparation for the flush of new growth in spring.

Spring

As the temperature rises our plants and lawns burst into life. Feeding in spring encourages this burst of energy and provides sustained plant growth.





Get in touch with us

0860 110 110

orders@atlanticfertilisers.co.za