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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October in the garden

We are excitedly marching off to our nearest garden centre to buy flower and vegetable seedlings, seasonal perennials, groundcovers, ornamental grasses, flowering shrubs, fruit trees, and all the other stalwarts of mid-spring to plant now. AND, it’s “rose month”! We also know that October is a fine time to feed all plants and to protect mid-spring treasures against pests and weeds. But most of all, enjoy your spring garden!

Seedling newsflash!

Ready-to-plant annuals in seedling trays are the fastest and cheapest way to turn any garden into a garden of Eden and at this time of year, and you are spoiled for choice. Flower seedlings to plant include: petunias, lobularias (alyssum), gazanias, dianthus, penstemons, summer chrysanthemums, Sunpatiens, salvias and celosias - all perfect for sunny spots. Remember that seedling success relies on: Compost enriched soil and regular feeding with a water soluble fertiliser. So, make sure that you stock up on these products as well.

Bountiful flowers and food

Summer-flowering annuals like cosmos, marigolds, lobelias, Portulacea, zinnias and sunflowers, and most summer vegetables and herbs can be sown, now that night temperatures are higher. Here are some handy tips when sowing:

  • Large seeds - place a piece of chicken wire over the seed tray to make a template for sowing evenly. Use one seed per hole.
  • Small seeds – fine seeds such as lobelia can stick to your fingers and are difficult to spread out. Mix them with dry sand or bread flour in an old flour shaker and shake the mix lightly over the moistened soil.

Some easy-to-grow veggies to sow now:

Cucumbers – sow seeds directly. The plants will need sturdy stakes to keep the fruit off the ground.
Green beans – plant seeds of bush types which are easier to manage.
Squashes and baby marrows – sow seeds directly. As soon as they emerge, they need to be thinned out. Trail them up teepees made of poles, or over wire fences.

Giving trees with sexy fruits

If you have decided to plant a fig tree (Ficus carica) this spring, you are totally in. All the well-known hybrids like ‘Adam’, ‘Black Velvet’, 'Cape Brown’ or ‘White Genoa’ are easy to grow. Fig trees are deciduous, as well as cold and frost hardy. They can also be planted in large pots.

Smart planting

Perennials for all regions include: agapanthus, gauras, fuchsias, nemesias, osteospermums and geraniums of all kinds. Also go for abutilons, lavenders, gypsophila and masses of pretty, but tough angelonias.

Stalwart of the October garden must be star jasmine (Trachelospermum jasminoides). This versatile creeper with its glossy, dark green foliage and aromatic, pure white flowers, can be used to trail over pergolas and fences and if planted en masse, as a groundcover under trees. It grows well in pots too.

Pot up amaryllis bulbs: Use good quality potting soil that drains well and pots that are just a little bigger than the bulb’s own width. Beware the planting depth: The bulb’s ‘shoulder’ must protrude above the soil surface and the ‘nose’ should reach just above the pot’s rim. Keep the pots in a warm, well-lit position and the soil always moist.

Pincushions (Leucospermum)

which are members of the protea family, will be in magnificent flower now. Due to hybridization, we are lucky to be able to choose from a wide array of colourful hybrids (although we are not forgetting the species either!). The blooms are outstanding cut flowers that last for weeks in the vase, while in the garden, they are showy shrubs smothered in nectar-rich blooms that attract birds. Growth needs in a nutshell:

  • Full sun
  • Well-drained acidic soil
  • Regular watering for the first 1 - 2 years, until established
  • A natural mulch low in phosphorus
  • No fertiliser
  • Daily watering if grown in pots
  • Picking of the flowers to maintain the plant's shape

Begonias for all places...

Gardening in shady areas can be tricky. Bedding begonias available in seedling trays, fill that gap beautifully, as each plant produces masses of waxy flowers to brighten the darkest of corners. It is also planting time for gaudy tuberous begonias, which are perfect for patio pots and hanging baskets in dappled shade. Buy some tubers today and start planting! Some begonias, however, enjoy adding grace indoors, and amongst the many hybrids of Begonia elatior you will find the right colour to slot in with your interior decor.

Rosecare for October

Roses are in full flower force in October! You can plan a new rose garden or fill up an existing one by visiting your local nursery to check out new releases, as well as old favourites. Although roses dislike disturbance around their roots while growing actively again, they do not mind the presence of a living mulch like a few dainty groundcovers and perennials to add more colour and romance to the rose garden. Bright colours and flowers to add now include creeping Jenny, cranesbill (Geranium incanum), snow in summer, chives, brachycomes (different hybrids and colours), bindweed (Convolvulus), candytuft (Iberis sempervirens), lobularia, scabiosa (corn flower) and sweet violet (Viola odorata). Fertilise your roses again with Atlantic’s Flower & Fruit fertiliser, and follow up every 4 weeks. Treat preventatively and correctively against fungi and insects with a combination rose spray. Water three times per week.

5 tips for a beautiful summer lawn

  • Mow regularly, making sure that you never cut off more than one third of the length of a leaf blade.
  • Water and fertilise regularly with Bio Ganic for Lawns.
  • Keep the lawn level and free of depressions where water and debris can accumulate.
  • Rake up grass clippings and leaves to allow the lawn blades to photosynthesise efficiently.
  • Get rid of broadleaf weeds in existing lawns by spraying with a selective weed killer. Before spraying, fertilise your lawn with Bio Ganic for Lawns, water well, wait two weeks and then spray for weeds. Repeat if necessary.

Spring pruning to do

  • In the orchard, remove any growth sprouting from below the graft or bud union of the rootstock, on which a variety was either grafted or budded (oculated) onto a rootstock. Roses should be planted with the bud union below soil level to encourage sprouting of basal shoots, which will rejuvenate the bush. It is seldom that sucker growth occurs, due to the rootstock being used by all propagators. Gardeners tend to cut or break off the valuable basal shoots instead. Regular cutting off the dead or spend flowers on rose bushes - best halfway down the stem - encourages re-sprouting of quality flowering.
  • Cut off the dead flower stems of winter-flowering aloes and check around the base of your plants for small pups (plantlets) which can be planted out in pots or in other areas of the garden.
  • Prune flowering peaches, almonds and ornamental quinces as soon as they have finished flowering.

Water gardening

Bog gardening (ever-drenched soil) or actually planting in water, can be interesting and local nurseries sometimes have the most fascinating plants in stock for this purpose. Water lilies are simply exquisite and there are indigenous and exotic species and hybrids to choose from. They are deepwater aquatics normally grown in large ponds and dams, but can also be planted in a portable water feature such as a ceramic pot or a waterproof wooden barrel on a sunny balcony or stoep in about 30 - 60cm deep water. Water iris (Iris louisiana) has evergreen stap-like foliage which creates a perfect foil for large, showy flowers which appear in profusion in spring - wide colour range available. Marsh lily (Crinum campanulatum) is an indigenous aquatic bulb with white to rose pink bell-shaped flowers which mature to deep rose or red - moist soil or 20cm deep water. Cyparis papyrus 'Little Giant' is a new release and compact form of the old Egyptian papyrus with sturdy stems topped with large, tufted 'mop heads'. Colocasia esculenta 'Tea Cups' is an elephant's ear with dark green, up-turned leaves forming a perfect cup.

Inland gardening

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

  • Put out snail bait amongst strawberry plants and provide a mulch of straw, coarse clippings, or weed matting to prevent the fruit from touching the soil. Pick the fruit frequently to encourage new ones.
  • Thin out peaches, nectarines, apricots and plums when they are about pea-size. They need a second application of Atlantic’s Flower & Fruit fertiliser suitable for fruiting plants. Continue spraying and baiting against fruit fly and codling moth.
  • Sow more parsley, chives, basil and coriander seeds.
  • Look out for insects such as aphids, mealy bugs and whitefly on soft new growth and control with the correct insecticide.
  • Freshen up garden containers, containing specimen plants like lollipop standards, by pruning them neatly to maintain a round shape. Plant some bright red bedding begonias around the stems this month and you will have a great festive look in December.
  • Remove spent flowers from spring bulbs and annuals and stake perennials as their stems become longer.
  • Remember to put out cutworm bait after planting young seedlings.
  • After the first spring rain, apply mulches around all shrubs and trees to conserve moisture in the soil around them.
  • Remove Cat’s claw creeper (Dolichandra ungis-cati) and yellow trumpet bush (Tecoma stans) from your garden. These invaders are causing unbelievable problems, especially in the Lowveld. Use a non-selective, broad-spectrum systemic herbicide, like Glyphosate, to do so.

Coastal gardening

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

  • Repot ferns into fresh potting soil and start feeding them every two weeks with a liquid fertiliser mixed at half-strength. Place houseplants like orchids or ferns that love humidity, on pot trays filled with gravel and a little water. Do not let the base of the pot stand in water, or the plants will rot.
  • Clean up succulents like Echeverias and Kalanchoe thyrsiflora which will have stopped flowering.
  • Prune honey marguerites (Euryops virgineus) and all the Buddleja species as soon as they have finished flowering.
  • Top dress containers with rooibos tea mulch, crushed peach or apricot pips or pebbles to keep the soil moist between watering.
  • Inspect all members of the lily family such as agapanthus, crinum, clivia, nerine, amaryllis and haemanthus for lily borer (a caterpillar which has transverse yellow and black bands around its body). Larvae tunnel into the leaves. Young feed in groups, adults move towards the base of leaves and may even feed on bulbs. They are most active at night and can be treated with a contact and stomach insecticide. Control from September to April.
 
 

Growing perfect squash

Squash and pumpkins have been enjoyed on South African dinner tables for centuries. This is not surprising considering how delicious they are and the ease with which they grow.

Starting Off

Most squash varieties need quite a bit of space in which to grow and have historically only been grown by gardeners with large vegetable gardens. Fortunately, through modern hybridising techniques, new cultivars have been developed that will not take over large areas and can be grown in most gardens. A quick look on the back of the seed packet will tell you if the cultivar is suitable for your garden.

It is advisable to plant your squash seed as soon as all danger of frost has passed. Alternatively, they can be started off early in pots kept in a sheltered, frost-free environment and planted out once the weather has warmed up. If you live in the Lowveld, you can plant throughout the year. Squash perform at their best in a deeply dug bed that has had plenty of compost and well-rotted manure turned into it. Plant the seed in stations of about 450mm in diameter and 1m apart (less for bush varieties) and grow 3 to 5 seed per planting station.

General Care

Keep the soil constantly moist until the seedlings are established, and then water deeply whenever the soil starts to dry out. If possible, water by flood irrigation as this reduces the chances of fungal attack. Feeding the plants with a balanced fertiliser, such as Bio Ocean every few weeks will give you the best results. Because of their trailing habit, most varieties can be trained up trellises to help conserve space. When the fruit gets bigger, give it some support so that it does not snap off prematurely.

Harvesting

You can look forward to picking your first fruit in as little as three months, less if you are growing baby varieties. With pumpkins and Hubbard squash, only harvest once the skin has lost its shine and hardened. It is important to use a sharp knife or pair of secateurs to cut the stem about 50mm above the fruit. If the stem is snapped off at the base, a wound is opened which will be susceptible to bacterial attack, drastically reducing storage potential. Once harvested, keep the fruit in a cool, well-ventilated place and it should last for a number of months.

There is a huge variety of squash and pumpkin seeds available - visit your local garden centre and take your pick!

Growing

Gem squash

Gem squash is one of South Africa’s most popular vegetables. Originally from Central America, it was hybridised locally many years ago.

  • Pinch off the tips to contain the spread of the plant and produce better quality fruit. This helps the root system to sustain the plant.
  • Don’t wet the leaves when watering, as gems are very susceptible to mildew.
  • Supplement with Bio Ocean if feeding is necessary. Apply to the leaves in the morning so that they dry out by nightfall
  • If growing on a trellis, support the fruit as the stems are brittle and snap easily.
  • Gem squashes are ready for harvesting within 70-90 days. The skin should be hard when harvested.

Baby marrows and patty pans

These bushy squashes are easy to grow, prolific producers and quick to harvest (65 days), making them ideal for the home veggie gardener.

  • Each plant needs about 1m² of space for growing.
  • Start plants as early as possible because they suffer from mildew during the rainy season, which shortens their productive span.
  • They need plenty of water and are drought sensitive because of their shallow root system.
  • Water the plants deeply around the base so that the leaves remain dry, and mulch to keep the leaves off the moist soil.
  • Feed twice during the growing season with Atlantic’s Flower & Fruit fertiliser.
  • The squashes form quickly once the female flower has dropped. Remove the fruit by cutting it off the stem with a sharp knife or kitchen scissors.

Butternut

This squash needs a lot of space, but can be grown vertically in a small garden. Although the fruit can take more than 100 days to mature, it is worth the wait.

  • Being a long-season crop, butternut requires fertile soil.
  • Water the soil and not the leaves, to avoid diseases like mildew. Don't handle plants when they are wet.
  • Once the vines have grown about 6-7m, pinch off the growing tips to encourage fruit-bearing side shoots.
  • By mid-summer, a plant will have set all the fruit that can mature before winter, so remove all remaining flowers to allow the plant to put its energy into ripening the crop.
  • Keep maturing fruit off the soil by putting a board, mulch or a rock under the fruit. Fruit that is suspended in the air should be supported.
  • Harvest when the skins have lost their shine and are a rich colour. Pick with 5cm of stalk so that there is no entry point for fungus to develop when storing.

Zucchini cake

This moist cake is very similar to carrot cake, and with a cream cheese frosting is a real winner.

2 cups flour 2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon mixed spice
½ teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon salt
3 eggs
2 cups sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
2 cups grated zucchini
1 cup chopped nuts (macadamias, pecans, walnuts)
½ cup raisins
1 tub cream cheese (250 g)
¼ cup butter
3 cups icing sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Sift the flour, bicarbonate, baking powder, spices and salt together and set aside.
  3. Add the eggs to a mixing bowl and beat on high speed until light and fluffy. Add the sugar, oil, vanilla essence and lemon zest in batches, beating continuously until well incorporated.
  4. Fold in the zucchini, nuts and raisins.
  5. Butter a large Pyrex dish and pour in the mixture. Bake for 45-50 minutes until set in the middle.
  6. Leave to cool before adding the frosting.
  7. For the frosting, beat the cream cheese and butter together and gradually add the icing sugar.
  8. Add the lemon juice and beat.
  9. Spoon over the cooled cake and serve.
 
 
 

DIY: A refreshing aquatic garden

Spring has sprung and the summer sunshine is around the corner. October is the perfect time to have some fun in the sun - it’s time to get up and get gardening with your kiddies.

Cool off under the sunny skies with a water oasis that adds some tropical warmth to your garden. This water garden is the perfect way to refresh your patio or add a touch of leisure to your outdoor area.

What you will need:

  • A watertight basin or bucket, between 30 to 40cm deep with a diameter of between 60 to 90cm
  • Topsoil, which contains clay (or simply, aquatic soil)
  • 1 x Aquatic crate with lattice, fitting to the size of the plant you purchase
  • 1 x Terracotta pot
  • Aquatic fertiliser
  • Silica sand
  • Bricks and/or pieces of bricks
  • Aquatic plants, such as Water Lily, Acorus gramineus, floating aquatic plants and a variety of others. Visit your local GCA garden centre for advice on the best plants to use
  • Plastic frog, duck and/or pink Water Lily
  • Water to fill the container

How to create the perfectly, refreshing water garden:

  1. Place your container on a table, and help your kiddies to place the bricks in the position in which you are going to grow the water plants.
  2. Show your kids how to fill the terracotta pot with aquatic soil, to about 3cm from the rim.
  3. After adding a capful of fertiliser to the soil, plant the Acorus graminea. This is bright green grass that will grow particularly well in wet soils!
  4. Fill the remaining area in the pot with silica sand, and place the pot on the large brick to create extra height for your water garden.
  5. Repeat the process with the live Water Lily, placing this plant on the small piece of brick.
  6. Pour in your water to fill your container and get your kids to decorate their lovely garden with ducks or pink plastic Water Lilies. Your new garden feature will pop with these floating on the water and kids will love playing with the ducks on the water!

Remember to keep at least 40% of the water surface free for the sunlight to shine one. Your container garden needs to be in an area that receives at least 6 hours of sunlight a day.





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