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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July in your garden

It will be cold and dry in some regions and cold and (hopefully) wet in others, but winter can never be boring if we dip into our treasure chest of saucy succulents and splendid shrubs which are dressed in their best right now. So, let’s plant lots more!

Melt the ice with these hot sellers

Winter-flowering aloes like the trusty Krantz aloe (Aloe arborescens) grows from sea level to the highest mountain tops and sets winter gardens alight with its bright orange-red flowers. Birds and bees adore the nectar-rich blooms too.

If you want to choose a very dramatic plant for a large container, choose the sculptural and very striking Tree aloe (Aloidendron barbarae). This aloe is a perfect focal plant for the garden as well but, needs space to grow in as it can reach a height of 15m. Expect pink flowers in winter. There are plentiful and pretty new aloe hybrids of all sizes to choose from as well. Enhance your aloe collection with other types of succulents like crassulas, kalanchoes and sedums, which are equally pretty now, even if not in flower. Their foliage colours intensify and with their strong structural forms, it is hard to ignore them in a winter garden.

Fine planting is fynbos!

Heritage plants like proteas, pincushions, blushing brides, and cone bushes are common stock in garden centers nowadays, so do plant some of your own. In a natural habitat the members of the Proteaceae family grow in poor, well-draining soil with a low pH (slightly acidic – between 5 and 6). The plants prefer hot, dry summers and cold, wet winters, but many will grow well in summer rainfall areas too.

Bad drainage is a recipe for disaster, although some species and cultivars are more tolerant of heavy soil than others. Prepare the soil well by mixing in well decomposed compost, which is low in phosphates. Slightly raised beds or mounding of heavy soil will improve drainage and so will adding a little gypsum to break up the clay when preparing a planting place. Some outlets stock a specialised protea soil mix which can be used if there is any doubt about the garden soil's suitability. You can also grow all of these plants in large containers. Beautiful pincushion hybrids (Leucospermum) in yellow, orange and post box red, are highly recommended by all GCA garden centres. They will give you cut flowers for Africa in late winter and spring! Protect with frost cloth if you are in an area which is affected by this. Feed your indigenous plants with Atlantic Fertilisers’ All-Purpose Fertiliser. It’s a premium non-chemical product – organic and environment friendly. It will not burn your plants.

Great balls of fire

Heavenly bamboos are available in many shapes and sizes, but if you need a foliage plant that can really create fiery winter colour, pick Nandina ‘Pygmaea’ which is a dwarf plant growing to about 50cm tall and wide. These plants are very cold-hardy and look fantastic if planted in bold groups as ground covers, as border plants in full sun or light shade, or in pots. They are absolutely problem-free to cultivate.

A ‘good for you’ plant

The cancer bush (Lessertia frutescens) is not only a long-used medicinal plant against many ailments, but also an attractive garden plant growing about 0.5cm to 1m high. The greyish green leaves give the whole bush a silvery appearance which sets off its bright orange to red flowers perfectly. Large, bladder-like, inflated papery pods appear after flowering. This plant ticks off all the boxes as it is easy to grow, attractive to birds, drought hardy, a well-known immune booster and widespread in all provinces.

Bedding bestie

Sweet alyssum (Lobularia maritima) is possibly the most loved garden annual. Although one can plant them throughout the year, they grow and flower much lusher in the cool seasons. They create much joy in the winter garden when combined with other cool season annuals like pansies, petunias and lobelias. All the alyssum varieties grow fast and have a compact size of 10cm to 15cm high and 20cm wide. They are perfect for bordering, (especially around roses), as filler plants in containers, window boxes and hanging baskets, and even between paving blocks. Alyssums like full sun to flower really well.

Rose care for July

In most areas, rose pruning is done in the second half of July, until the end of August. Gardeners who approach this task with trepidation can relax, as rose pruning is basically the removal of dead wood and weak and old twiggy stems, in order to attain a neat and pleasing shape, to open up space for new stems to grow, and to cut back to a desired height. After you have completed the pruning process, dig in the old mulch layer and freshly added compost into the soil around the bushes, feed with Atlantic Fertilisers Flower and Fruit fertiliser, renew the layer of mulch afterwards and water deeply.

Pruning to do

Deciduous fruit trees, like peaches, apples, plums and apricots, can also be pruned now

Lawn Matters

  • Take all lawn-mowing equipment for a proper service and refitting of new blades.
  • Spend the time enhancing the shape of your lawn by correcting awkward shapes and fixing damaged edges. You might want to build a neat brick edge to frame a formal lawn, or to think about adding another form of edging between the lawn and flower beds. Visit your nearest GCA garden centre for different bordering options.

Cool ideas with pot plants

Fill your house with all kinds of houseplants to keep you company in winter. Some plants will, for instance, clean the air. Besides, being surrounded by them, leaves one with a sense of well-being and calm. Using indoor plants is also the affordable and easy way to give any room a quick new look.

  • Fill an empty corner in a large room with something big and bold like a bamboo palm or Ficus tree. They like bright light.
  • Add pizazz to the fireplace with succulents like echeverias, haworthias, house leeks (Sempervivum), Echinocactus, or foliage plants like the radiator plant (Peperomia). These plants like a warm atmosphere, bright, indirect light, and very little water.
  • Add greenery to a home office. Plants like peace lilies (Spathiphyllum) and the bird’s nest fern (Asplenium) clean the air and neutralise secondhand smoke. They prefer bright, indirect light, medium water, but a humid atmosphere.
  • Create a green corner on a table near a window with a collection of pretty houseplants to potter around with all winter. Display them in all kinds of containers. A good choice for low light is Aglaonema ‘Silver Queen’, `mother-in-law’s tongue (Sansevieria), peace lily, bird’s nest fern, and the ZZ-plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia).

Hot tip: Display indoor plants close to where you work, sit or sleep to get the most advantage from their air cleansing capabilities.

Create new paths

This is the best time to access the “bones” or structure of your garden in terms of pathways and access to different areas. Widen pathways that are being taken over by the encroaching garden, by adding more pavers. Add a “secret” pathway into very deep beds – this also assists tremendously with maintenance of the garden. Add pavers and a bench as a special feature.

Source: Life is a Garden

 
 

The magic of indoor plants

Winter is a great time to focus your ‘gardening’ attention inside your home (where it’s warmer!) and consciously relook indoor plants. The term ‘indoor plants’ typically refers to predominantly green, foliage plants. Most are perennial, meaning they’ll last for several years and the diversity and range is extensive. Indoor plants vary from small desk or décor plants, to medium sized foliage options typically found on tables, right through to large, free-standing plants. The purpose of all these plants is primarily to beautify your home.

Herewith a few GREAT reasons to add green to your home this winter!

  • Plants add life and energy to homes, bringing elements of nature inside.
  • Indoor plants are good for you! They purify the air – removing toxins and generally making you a happier, healthier person.
  • Plants add colour and instantly transform all rooms in the home.
  • Plants can be moved very easily – allowing flexibility for a quick transformation.
  • Create your own ‘look’ – there is no fixed ‘right or wrong’ (i.e. Opt for a single stylish pot plant or group three or more plants together).

Our Top 5 Indoor plant trends for July

  1. Indoor plants for healthier homes – ferns (eg Asplenium nidus), Peace Lilies (Spathiphyllum), Ficus species, Bamboo and Sanseveria have been proven to improve air quality. Add ‘green’ purifiers to all the rooms in your home. Plants purify the air by absorbing air particles, while concurrently absorbing carbon dioxide. These particles and carbon dioxide are then converted to, and released by the plants, into the atmosphere as oxygen, through the process of photosynthesis.
  2. Spathiphyllum and Monstera deliciosa feature hugely in the ‘botanicals’ trend – popular for reception and living room areas
  3. Choose a flowering pot plant instead of cut-flowers for guest rooms and girls bedrooms (also long-lasting décor). Winter favourites include Cyclamen and Azaleas. In summer, some options include Calla-lilies, Anthuriums and Begonia elatior.
  4. Large palms and specimen plants replace the need for unnecessary furniture and clutter.
  5. Potted herbs are ideal for kitchen windowsills.

Caring for indoor plants during winter

Plant growth in general slows down during the cooler months. As such, it is important to reduce the watering frequency – many indoor plants do not like ‘wet feet’.

Plant positioning may need to change in the cold. Plants next to large windows will be cooler than plants in the middle of the room. Also be aware of plants positioned close to heaters and fireplaces. The cold dry air (especially in Gauteng) can be improved with humidifiers – or simply mist plants more frequently with a spray bottle.

Keep plants healthy with regular feeding. Use plant food monthly or add to your misting solution for a quick, easy ‘2-in-1’ solution! A second feeding option is an easy to use 'pill/stick' type fertiliser that can be stuck into the pot plant in the soil, to help with a slow release of nutrients. Visit your local GCA garden centre for the best option for you.

Dust accumulates quickly – especially on leaves that are wide and large. Use a damp cloth to wipe clean and you’ll be amazed at the instant transformation. (This is especially important when misting plants).

Source: Life is a Garden

 
 
 
 

The magic of home-grown vegetables

Spend the holidays in the garden making an easy-harvest potato planter

There is nothing more rewarding than eating crops you’ve produced in your own backyard. The holidays are the perfect opportunity to teach your children the delight of growing their own vegetables. It’s time to get the kids out of the house and into the garden. There’s no better way to spend the school holidays than out in the fresh air.

Growing your own veggies is a great way to introduce your little ones to the magic of gardening. They can watch the process unfold in front of their eyes - from planting, to harvesting, to the dinner table - delicious veg on demand. Potatoes are a good vegetable to start with. What kid doesn’t love chips? With this easy-harvest potato planter, you and your children will be growing your own potatoes in no time.

What you will need

  • Two medium plastic terracotta pots
  • A craft knife
  • A ruler
  • A pencil
  • Some potting mix
  • One or two potatoes which have ‘eyes’ (a little sprout or two)

Let’s get started

Step 1: It’s time to make your easy-harvest potato planter. The first step is to take one of the pots and, using the ruler and pencil, mark three areas along the side of the pot to be cut out. Make sure to leave a 5cm edge at the top and bottom of your pot.

Step 2: The next step is a bit tricky. Parents, it’s best if you assist your kids with this one. Use the craft knife to cut out the 3 marked panels of your pot.

Step 3: After all the panels have been removed, place your cut out pot into the other one. This pot should still be completely whole. Get your child to place some potting mix in the bottom.

Step 4: Now it’s time for your little one to plant their potato. Add the potato to the soil in the pot and then cover it with a little more potting mix. Your child should then water it thoroughly.

Step 5: Now for the magic - WATCH IT GROW! This is the easy part, let the potato do the work. Leave your potato planter in the sun and water it well every few days. As the plant grows, your child can add more potting mix, covering the stem and leaves.

Step 6: Give the plant around two months to grow. After two months you can lift out the inner pot and harvest a potato! Wow! Turn the potato into chips and enjoy. (Don’t forget to plant another one).





News

The latest scoop

A proud partnership with Cavalli Stud Farm




Within the 110 hectares of farmland you will discover the gorgeous indigenous gardens designed by Keith Kirsten and Ray Hudson of Keith Kirsten Horticultural International. It aims to be restorative in terms of biodiversity with carefully constructed, colour-co-ordinated fynbos groups planted along the entrance driveway which has become a hive of activity, inviting fauna endemic to the Cape Floral Kingdom back into the area.

We met with Waldo Groenewald, Grounds Manager of Cavalli and were privileged to be shown around these prestigious gardens. Waldo has been using Atlantic’s Bio Ganic All Purpose and Bio Ganic Lawns, for the past two years, on different varieties of fynbos and Proteacea throughout the +-20 hectares gardens and paddocks. The fact that Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens uses our products on their fynbos and Proteacea gave Waldo the confidence to use it on the estate. Another advantage was the products’ ability to increase the soil’s water holding capacity which is of great importance during the current crippling drought affecting the Cape.

Cavalli also boasts waterwise Cynodon dactylon paddocks situated adjacent to a world-class indoor equestrian arena which is further surrounded by 26 hectares of Vineyards producing award-winning wines and a restaurant which was awarded the first 4-star green-rated restaurant and exhibition space in the country by the GBCSA.

We are proud to be a part of Cavalli and their story, together caring for the environment!

Source: Earthworks magazine





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

Plants 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

10 Molecule Street,
Stikland Triangle
Bellville, 7530