About our products


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.


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.



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


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


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


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


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


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

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Available at all leading Nursery & Hardware stores throughout South Africa


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



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


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


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


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 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.



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


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


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



Apply 50-100g per m2 every 6 weeks.


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


Apply 100g per m2 every 6 to 8 weeks.


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


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


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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Our fertilisers are available at all leading Nursery & Hardware stores throughout South Africa


What to Do in the Garden in the Month of March

It's not really autumn yet, it's simply late summer with a ‘day-old beard growth’ - a lovely time of year when there is much to do and to plant in the garden...

May the forest be with you!

A new trend is called "forest bathing", and on March 21, (also Human Rights Day in our country), it’s International Day of the Forests too. 'Forest bathing' does not entail a tiring hike through a huge plantation, nor does it mean standing naked under a tree when it is raining, to save shower water... It means a little bit of quiet “me-time” in the company of green giants, to appreciate their huge value to our planet, and our mental health in general - being in the shade and protection of trees does seem to soothe anxiety!

It is therefore important that we do not allow trees to be chopped down right, left, and centre. It’s equally important that we take time to choose the appropriate tree for different situations, and to support all tree-planting initiatives in our communities. Trees are the green lungs of our urban areas and planting them is a symbol of love for future generations to come.

Smart planting - “The golden age”

You may have seen that metallic colours like rose gold and copper are still on-trend. Metallic décor and plants with golden foliage or bright variegation is still very ‘in’ – and they create lightness and bright accents in pots or in a garden. Plant lots of dwarf Coprosma hybrids with their glowing foliage which will start intensifying as soon as it’s a little cooler. The foliage of a star jasmine called ‘Summer Sunset’ is coppery and gold, and the beautiful new cordyline varieties like ‘Electric Pink’ and ‘Electric Star’ are very 'in' too. Another glowing specimen to plant, is home grown Leucadendron ‘Red Devil’. All of these are great hardy plants!
Waterwise Tip: Bio Ocean fertiliser will retain up to 120% of its own weight in moisture – significantly increasing the soil’s ability to hold onto water.

Bedding besties

March is too early for the traditional winter annuals, but a perfect time to plant the hardy and adaptable verbenas, lobelias, alyssums, dianthus and petunias (albeit only in summer rainfall areas). They will enjoy the last heat of summer, as well as cooler weather when autumn really arrives.

Rose care - promote abundant leaf growth

Build healthy leaves by fertilising with Atlantics Flower and Fruit fertiliser this month. With lots of leaves, the process of photosynthesis remains in full swing, strengthening the plants' stems for fast spring sprouting, and also to enable it to flower magnificently on new stems well into winter.

The cute factor

It is trendy to go for smart, large containers filled with pretty fruit trees like a calamondin orange, lemon tree, lime tree, or kumquat. Potted citrus trees can give you a harvest of fruit throughout winter. Finish off your potted fruit tree orchard with pretty companion plants like curled parsley, nasturtiums and dwarf marigolds.

Green lawn in winter

If you want a lawn that stays green for 365 days of the year, think out of the box – a box of lawn seed! Choose a cold-hardy lawn variety, which tolerates sun to light shade, or one which will cover bald spots in deep shade.

These lawn seeds are not only handy to start a new lawn, but can also be used to overseed old, motley lawns that go dormant. The two grass types are compatible and blend seamlessly into each other.

Germination is as speedy as between 5–10 days, and if all goes according to plan, you can achieve reasonable coverage within 8 weeks, provided there is no foot traffic over it. Seed your grass today!

Trending: The social networking of plants

The idea behind this trend for 2018 is communities of plants which 'network' together, so natural prairie gardens with swathes of ornamental grasses and floriferous perennials are hot news! If you are still planting 'one of a kind', leaving large areas of soil unplanted, you will be creating a lot of maintenance for yourself. Rather pick a limited palette of adaptable plants, and send them to ground in numbers!

Recommended grasses: Fabulous fountain grasses include Pennisetum ‘Fireworks’, ‘Rubrum’ and ‘Vertigo’, pink muhly grass, Miscanthus sinensis ‘Zebrinus’ (Zebra grass), Carex ‘Frosted Curls’, Coman’s ‘Khaki’, Festuca ‘Silver Eye catch’ and also the pretty indigenous restios like Elegia tectorum (Cape thatching reed).

Perennials, especially those that flower well into autumn, are worth every cent. They supply lots of flowers for long periods without fuss and can be left to their own devices once planted. Do try some of these trouble-free perennials for all conditions and tastes:
Long-flowering; acanthus, campanula, centranthus, diascia, gaura, Japanese anemone, kangaroo paw, nepeta, rudbeckia and echinacea.

Drought resistant; armeria, artemisia, bergenia, felicia, eryngium, salvia and penstemon.

Evergreen; ajuga, dierama, hellebore, heuchera, kniphofia, liriope and ophiopogon.

Windy and coastal gardens; indigenous forget-me-not, geranium, stachys, limonium, lychnis, pelargonium, agapanthus, centaurea, crocosmia, dietes, and salvias.

Bug watch

  • Italian cypress aphid - start treating conifers against this pest with a systemic insecticide as a spray or soil drench.
  • Ants - spray with contact insecticide for up to 3 months' protection, or apply granular ant bait to eradicate the nest (the bait will be carried to the nest).
  • Termites - apply a systemic insecticide to control wood destroying termites or use a granular bait for harvester termites.

Cool season herbs to plant

  • Chives and garlic chives – grow in sun or partial shade. They also grow well in window boxes indoors, provided there is enough light.
  • Coriander – grows in light shade or indoors on a window sill.
  • Calendula – healing herb with pretty, edible flowers. Grow in full sun.
  • Rocket – the peppery leaves are rich in iron, chlorophyll and various vitamins. Grow outside in a sunny spot and even try it indoors on a sunny window sill.

Products to shop for now

  • Be an early bird and start buying spring-flowering bulbs which are available in variety now, before they sell out. It’s still too early to plant them as the soil temperature needs to cool down some more.
  • Buy a specialised micro-element mixture to treat azaleas and gardenias that may be turning yellow and which need a pep up.
  • Stock up on acidic fertiliser and acidic mulch (bark nuggets or chips) to feed azaleas, camellias, brunfelsias and gardenias before winter.

Inland gardening

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

  • Sow sweet peas, poppies, primula, foxgloves, hollyhocks and larkspur. Follow the instructions on the seed packet closely
  • Dig and prepare planting holes for new deciduous fruit trees – fresh stock will be available in nurseries soon.
  • If you notice that water is simply running off the surface, leaving the soil beneath bone dry, you need to add a soil conditioner – Atlantic Fertilisers - Bio Ocean Fertiliser, it will help change the structure of the soil to allow water to soak in. Sandy or compacted soil is particularly vulnerable. Follow up by improving the soil further with layers of organic matter laid on top.
  • Feed all shrubs and the lawn with Bio Ganic All Purpose or Bio Ganic Lawn fertiliser to strengthen the cells and stems before winter comes.
  • If your summer veggie patch has not produced well, and you can use enough water to irrigate regularly for a short while, dig up spent veggies and sow green manure crops in beds which will be left empty in winter, like mustard, buckwheat, clover, linseed, lupines, lucerne and borage. When flowering (they are pretty!), dig them into the soil. They improve the soil structure (for better water retention) and increase the fertility of it for the next round of summer crops.
  • Before the cold sets in and the job becomes uncomfortable, clean out your water features. Check that your pump is clean and in good condition.

Coastal gardening

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

  • Sow California poppies, cornflowers, godetias, bokbaaivygies and Namaqualand daisies in situ.
  • Cut back spent heliconia and cannas, and cover root areas with a mulch of compost, or well-rotted kraal manure.
  • Be kind to camellias and azaleas, with ample and deep watering in dry spells or they will drop their buds.
  • Sow lettuces, Asian greens, radishes, Swiss chard, peas, all the cabbage types, carrots and beetroot. If you do not have a dedicated veggie patch, you can grow most of the above squeezed in anywhere, or in containers.
  • Start preparing a bed for strawberries by using Bio Ocean fertiliser, compost, a dusting of flowers of Sulphur (they like acidity). Strawberries can also be grown successfully in containers and hanging baskets – use a good quality potting soil.
  • Waste not want not, so harvest crops like basil and coriander, and process into pesto for the winter season.
  • Plant wild dagga (Leonotis leonurus) as it is a fast and easy-growing shrub that flowers profusely and attracts wildlife to the garden such as birds, bees and butterflies. The flowers are tubular and bright orange in colour; however, there are white and salmon coloured ones available too.

Source: Life is a Garden


Edible Gardening for March: Super Smoothies

Super Smoothies

Smoothies are a great way to use your home-grown fruit and veggies, and to get your daily requirement in one quick and tasty meal. Autumn is a great time to start planting those smoothie fruits, veggies and berries, for you to enjoy smoothies and keep you feeling fresh and healthy during winter.

Here are three of our favourite smoothie recipes, but don’t be dictated to! There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to delectable combinations, so use whatever you’ve got growing in your garden. Experimentation is the name of the game!

1. Refreshing rhubarb smoothie

1 cup rhubarb stalks
1 whole medium pineapple
1 cup mixed berries (fresh or frozen)
1 litre water

1. Clean the rhubarb stalks. (And throw the leaves on the compost heap!)
2. Peel and dice the pineapple. You can include the core or discard it, depending on the power of your blender.
3. Pop all the ingredients into your blender and blend until smooth.

Another great combination that makes use of your rhubarb is rhubarb, watermelon, celery, cucumber, lime, pear, kiwi and frozen strawberries. This is just the ticket for hot summer days!

For a tropical flavour combine rhubarb, strawberries, coconut water, mangoes and fresh ginger. Add a touch of raw honey to taste, if necessary.

Don’t be tempted to add the rhubarb leaves into your smoothie – they’re toxic! It’s the stalks that are good for you, containing all sorts of vitamins and minerals.

2. Power peanut butter and banana smoothie

Peanut butter is a powerhouse of energy and nutrients, and its natural flavour ally is the equally nutritious banana.

1 banana, chopped
1 tablespoons peanut butter
1 teaspoon raw honey
¼ cup plain yoghurt
1 teaspoon chia seeds
¼ cup raw rolled oats
1 dash of cinnamon

Milk or almond milk, to make your smoothie as runny as you like it,
1. Combine all the ingredients in your blender. Start with only a little milk.
2. Adjust the consistency by adding milk, if necessary. Similarly, add more honey if your smoothie is not sweet enough for you.

3. Going green

The more adventurous, health conscious of you might want to try a ‘green smoothie’, which is based on leafy greens.

2 cups chopped spinach (or kale, beetroot leaves, Asian greens, or whatever else you’ve got growing)
1 large granny smith apple (or any apple variety)
2 kiwi fruits
1 lemon
2 cups water
A few stalks of celery
Raw honey, to taste

1. Peel the kiwi fruits, peel and seed the lemon, and remove the seeds from the apple (or cut the flesh away from the core)
2. Add all the ingredients to the blender and blend until smooth.

Source: Life is a Garden


March DIY Activity Article: How to Make a Hanging Planter with Old T-Shirts

Everyone has old t-shirts lying around that are too far gone to be donated and it seems such a shame to simply throw them out. With this fun hanging planter DIY project, you’ll never need to throw out old t-shirts again.

Re-purposing your old t-shirts into a simple, yet trendy plant hanger is a great way to display indoor plants and add a splash of colour to a room. This is an awesome DIY project for teens to do themselves, to create funky decor for their rooms, or even to give as gifts.

All you need to know about succulents

Succulents are fleshy plants that can store a lot of water in their leaves and stems to help them in drought conditions. These plants are often very striking and unusual in their appearance making them a great choice as a gift for a loved one because they are so beautiful to look at, and they are hardy so they will survive being wrapped in a box without breaking or dying. Another nice thing about using succulents for this activity, particularly echeverias, is that they’re more commonly known as “rock roses”, which is great to know if you want to replace the traditional rose and make an extra special impression.

What you will need:

  • Some old t-shirts (that you don’t mind cutting up)
  • A pair of scissors
  • A ruler
  • A pen
  • Small-ish ceramic or metal pots
  • A variety of small plants to plant in the pots

Let’s get creative:

  1. The first step it to take your t-shirt and fold it in half, lengthways.
  2. Next, use your ruler and pen to make a marking just below the sleeves and cut that section off - you won’t be needing it.
  3. Keeping your t-shirt folded, measure eight equal strips along the side. Once they have all been measured, cut these strips.
  4. After you have cut all the strips, unfold the t-shirt and cut one hemmed side of each strip. This will make eight long strips of fabric.
  5. Gather all your strips and knot them together at one end to create the bottom of your plant hanger.
  6. Lay your strips flat on the table and split them into four pairs. Make a knot in each pair near the top where the first knot is. Take care with the positioning of each knot to ensure they are all on the same level when hanging.
  7. Again, lay the material flat on the table and spread out the knotted pairs. Take one strip from one pair and another strip from another pair and knot them together, a bit lower down from the second knot. Do this until all the pairs have been knotted, bringing the last pair to the front.
  8. Repeat step seven until you have sufficient material left at the bottom to tie into one big knot - this is the knot you will hang your planter from.
  9. Now that your plant hanger is complete, the final step is to place your plant into a pot and position it into your planter. Your planter is now ready to hang anywhere you wish.

Source: Life is a Garden

Fertilise all year round

Our products are suitable to use in any season


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.


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.


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.


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.


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

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