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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August in your garden

Go crazy with daisies!

No other country in the world can lay claim to the same sensational indigenous late winter and early spring colour that we can, with our fantastic Osteospermum hybrids, sold under the collective name of Cape Daisy. These ground-covering plants are loved by butterflies and thrive in full sun. They are spectacular in window boxes, in mixed containers or in single patio pots.

For a mass of cheerful flower faces, few plants beat the beloved daisy bush (Argyranthemum frutescens). Every year more hybrids and colour variations appear, with each one seeming to be more floriferous and more compact than its predecessors. They are perfect for sunny patios, balconies, pool sides, or anywhere that a typical sense of spring awakening could be celebrated. Daisy bushes are at their most colourful in cooler months but flower repeatedly in summer if they are looked after well with ample water, organic feeding like Bio Ganic All Purpose fertiliser and a light clipping after a flower flush.

Hot tip: Give your old pots a new lick of paint before planting them up with your daisies or invest in new clay pots roomy enough to allow them to grow into large cushions of flowers.

Waterwise daisy – Golden daisy bush

It’s almost impossible to be upset about anything if you are standing in front of the golden daisy bush (Euryops pectinatus) in bloom – this indigenous shrub is just too cheerful! On a bright sunny day, the hundreds of butter-yellow daisies stand out against dense foliage and catch your eye from afar (and those of pollinators like bees and butterflies too!). Their greyish green, fern-like foliage is also attractive. Plant them en masse along garden paths or in rows of pots to make a real statement. They grow fast, are easy on water and flourish virtually everywhere, except in the coldest of climates.

Stylish Clivia

If you can only choose one fantastic early spring-flowering plant, make it a Clivia (also known as the Natal or bush lily). When the breathtaking orange flowers burst forth after winter they instantly banish any traces of the winter blues still lingering. More you need to know, is that they are easy to grow, evergreen, perennial and have lovely dark green leaves that are long and strap-like. The trumpet-shaped, brightly coloured flowers are arranged together in sturdy flower heads attached to fleshy stems. They last for several weeks and then give way to fleshy round berries that remain on the plant for months.
In a nutshell

  • Legend has it that Clivias bring good fortune if planted near your house.
  • Good for dry shade gardens.
  • Pretty in pots too.

Sweet temptations

Plant a compact and hardy Strawberry hybrid for a delicious crop of sweet fruit in summer till autumn. Keep it indoors on a sunny window sill or outside on a balcony in a pot or hanging basket. This is an ideal gift for a loved one as well.

A is for Azalea

GCA nurseries will always have potted Azaleas in a wide range of colours in stock in August. Sometimes you will find pots filled with three to four differently coloured flowers all in bloom at the same time. This is because quite a few cuttings of different hybrids are planted together to supply bright colour indoors or on a shady and protected patio. Keep your plants always moist, but not sopping wet. Never allow the soil to dry out completely. Prevent water on the blooms and closed buds, and keep the plants in good light or filtered sunlight and out of cold drafts, and they will keep on blooming for many weeks. After flowering, they can be planted out into the garden or in bigger pots, in the shade.

Bedding bestie – Gazania

One way to describe Gazanias (more commonly known as Treasure Flowers) is to say that they have large, stripy, or boldly coloured daisy-like flowers in shades of orange, white, yellow, pink, red and many bicolours, which open during the day and close at night. But, that does not say it all! Originating from South Africa, they can also withstand high heat and little water. They prefer sandy soil with excellent drainage and full sun. To initiate beautiful blooms throughout many months of the year, plant them into compost enriched soil and feed them with Bio Ganic All Purpose fertiliser.

Rose care for August

If not yet done, roses can still be pruned in August. In very cold regions pruning end August is best in any case. After pruning, pull off all remaining leaves as they can harbour disease and pests. Spray bare stems to kill insect eggs and fungus spores, dig in compost and Flower and Fruit Fertiliser. Remember to feed 20 cm away from the base. Add a fresh layer of mulch and water well afterwards.

Friendly bugs – butterflies and bees

Butterflies bring a lovely, colourful and whimsical look to the garden. While feeding on plant nectar, they also collect pollen on their legs and carry this pollen to other flowers and parts of the garden, creating the opportunity for entirely new flower beds to spring up, in time!

Without bees we will lose many vegetables and fruit which are pollinated by them. Unfortunately, their numbers keep on dwindling due to a lack of flowering plants in smaller gardens. You can encourage bees to your garden (even if it is just a garden in pots), in a few ways, one of which includes planting bee-attracting herbs. This list includes: Sweet basil, bergamot, catmint, French thyme, lemon balm, borage, mint, cotton lavender and lavender.

Black gold – home-made compost

Compost enriches the soil and helps retain water, and is easy and cheap to make.

  1. Combine brown and green material (like dead plants, dry leaves and cut-up sticks) in heaps of about 1m high and 1.5 m wide at the base.
  2. Keep moist and turn it over regularly as it heats up.
  3. Compost is ready when it is dark brown and has an earthy smell.
  4. Add compost activator to accelerate the break-down.

Visit your nearest GCA nursery for neat, plastic composters and commercial compost activators.

Let worms work for you

Whereas a compost heap gets rid of garden waste, a worm farm is a perfect way to get rid of excess kitchen waste, resulting in wonderful worm compost (worm heaps) and worm leachate (worm pee) that you can use to nourish your garden plants. Worm farms are available in various designs. The size of the worm farm depends on your budget as much as on the amount and kind of organic material you want to process. You can order one to be delivered, complete with worms to your home, or enquire at your local GCA nursery.

Calla lilies galore!

Commercial growers regularly release new Arum hybrids in all the colours of the rainbow. There are flowers in shades of maroon to near black, golden yellow, apricot, soft pink, cerise and red, to name just a few. Tubers to grow these lovely arums in the garden or in outdoor pots are usually available in August at GCA garden centres for planting in spring. But, if you do not want to plant some yourself, you can also buy calla lilies in full flower to display indoors in bright light. Keep the soil in the pots always just moist.

Inland gardening

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

  • No matter what the weather, your garden will always need feeding, feeding and even more feeding! (If you still have water restrictions, wait until there is enough rain to soak the fertiliser in). It is safe to use the following fertilisers in water restricted areas: Atlantic Fertilisers Bio Ganic All Purpose, Bio Ganic Lawns and Bio Ocean. All these products are waterwise fertilisers.
  • Feed all shrubs and trees when you see new shoots sprouting. Dig one bag of compost and a handful of superphosphate or bonemeal, or Bio Ocean fertiliser into every square meter of bed. Remember to water well after feeding.
  • Mulch and feed your fuchsias with Bio Ganic All Purpose fertiliser.
  • Prune and feed your hydrangeas with Bio Ocean fertiliser. Apply acid compost as mulch.
  • Primula seed can be harvested and stored for next season.
  • Buy summer bulbs like amaryllis, different coloured Arum lilies, Gladiolus and Dahlias, as soon as they’re available. Store in a cool dry place until planting.
  • August is the time to plant your summer annuals such as Petunias, Lobelias, Dianthus, Begonias, Gazanias and marigolds. Remember to keep covered those plants which are frost-tender.
  • Don’t forget to stake newly planted trees and standards to prevent them from toppling over or snapping in the August wind.
  • Revive your indoor plants by cleaning the leaves with a wet cloth or leaf-wipe tissue and giving each plant a diluted dose of liquid fertiliser.
  • Start preparing your lawn for the summer. Rake out any dead and matted undergrowth (add these rakings to the compost heap or use as mulch for the flower beds) and aerate the lawn to improve its absorption of water and nutrients. Aeration can be as simple as stabbing holes into the lawn with a garden fork. Apply mulch and Bio Ganic Lawns fertiliser to newly raked and aerated lawns. Water well afterwards.

Coastal gardening

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

  • Keep on planting winter and spring-flowering annuals. You are spoiled for choice with annual colour in nurseries now. If your garden beds are filled to the brim, plant up some colour pots, window boxes, tubs and hanging baskets.
  • Take all lawn mowing equipment for a proper service and refitting of new blades.
  • Spend some time in your rockery by planting up pockets of brightly coloured succulents like Crassula capitella and Kalanchoe thyrsiflora.
  • Fruit trees will enjoy a mulch of kraal manure and an application of 8:1:5S.
  • If some of your shrubs have grown into bare-legged gnarly old bushes with just some growth at the top, bite the bullet now by pruning them hard. Plants that can be pruned firmly include Poinsettia, Plumbago, Tecoma, Hypericum, Heliotrope, Solanum, canary creeper, golden shower and Buddleja, which will have finished flowering.
  • Do battle with snails and slugs which will give their best shot to feast on all your soft new spring growth and plantings. Make life difficult for them in the garden by spreading crushed egg shells around the base of your plants.

Source: Life is a Garden

 
 

Beautiful balcony and patio plants

With spring on the horizon it’s time to prepare your home and garden for an intense colour invasion. Balcony and/or patio gardening is the ideal place to start! With balcony gardens, the focus is on creating a ‘wow’ in one or many containers, which can vary in all shapes and sizes. Balcony and patio containers can be positioned anywhere sunny – typically, they’ll either get morning, afternoon or mid-day sun, depending on their position relative to your home. Windowsill plantings also fall into this category, so let your mind run wild with all the possibilities! No matter how big or small your home – balcony gardening is an option for you!

August is early-spring, and an excellent time for planting! Balcony containers positioned close together, or inside the house, will be less vulnerable to last minute cold snaps – although frost cover may be required if your containers are exposed to the elements.

Vivid flowering colour options are vast and varied, but there are three absolute winners that we’d like to focus on:

Osteospermum varieties

More commonly known as Cape Daisies, Osteospermums are perennial plants grown for their exceptional flower displays. The typical daisy-type flowers are produced in profusion from early spring and continue till well into autumn. The wide range of colours and intricate petal shapes make each variety unique in some way or other.

Osteospermum plants are indigenous to South Africa and characteristically, the blooms ‘close’ at night, and their colours seemingly intensify when in full bloom on hot sunny days.

Osteospermum Serenity Blushing Beauty combines golden yellow blooms with a purple/pink centre. This new introductions offers a warm, romantic touch to containers and pairs particularly well with Osteospermum Blue Eyed Beauty (or any other Osteo’s!).

Osteospermums are at their peak in August – visit your closest GCA to see the stunning and vivid range on offer.

Diascia ‘Diamond’

All diascia’s are gorgeous – but Diascia ‘Diamond’ is strong, prolific and has an extended blooming season. All these attributes make it a favourite for container planting – ideal for adding a blaze of colour to balconies and patios.

Diascia ‘Diamond’ is a hybrid of our indigenous diascia, with extra-large flowers available in seven different colours. It has a vigorous, upright growth habit, and is capable of producing hundreds of dainty blooms throughout summer and into autumn. Diascia ‘Diamond’ is a bold filler (& thriller!), that can also be used as a groundcover or border plant in the garden.

With 7 different colour options available, Diascia ‘Diamond’ is ideal for balcony/patio containers. Create a bold statement with your favourite colour, or opt for a colour mix – Diascia ‘Diamond’ complements other bedding plants and is an ideal filler in mixed bowls. 

Pelargoniums – a balcony/patio ‘classic’

Pelargoniums (old name ‘Geraniums’) are a popular flowering perennial commonly associated with containers. Pelargoniums offer intense and prolific flowering – when you picture the cascading hanging baskets and window boxes typical of Europe, you’ll most commonly find Pelargoniums taking pride of place.

The selection of Pelargoniums is incredibly wide. Trailing Pelargoniums have soft hanging stems that carry clusters of stunning blooms in almost all possible colours. The upright pelargonium varieties carry clusters of blooms on strong, sturdy stems that can reach a height of between 30–50cm. Regal Pelargoniums are larger plants carrying larger blooms and hence better suited to being a feature plant. The velvety foliage of the regal Pelargonium is sweetly perfumed, with all pelargoniums attracting insects, bees and butterflies.

With such a wide range of options – your best option is to visit your closest GCA to view for yourself and ask for expert advice on which variety will suit your specific purpose best!

General planting and care guidelines with balcony & patio gardens:

When planting up containers, always start with compost-rich, well drained soil. Intense flowering relies on nutrient rich soils; regular nutrition with the correct fertilisers will enhance and prolong the flower display. We suggest you use Bio Ganic All Purpose or Bio Ocean fertilisers. It is easy to use and will not burn your plants. Sunshine is your most important consideration when it comes to position – it’s simple - the more sun, the more flowers. Regular watering is required while plants are becoming established and drip trays are highly recommended as they contain the run-off (always a good option with balcony plants!) However, it is good practice to ensure that the base of the container is raised above the possible water level in the drip tray to avoid root rot.

Source: Life is a Garden

 
 
 
 
 
 

Promise in a pot: container gardening hacks

No garden? No problem! Do you dream of a beautiful, blooming garden, but you don't have space? Don't despair. It's time to start thinking outside the garden. Think balcony. Think patio. Think containers. With a bit of creativity, you can turn a small space into an eye-catching display of greenery - and you don't even need a lawn or flower bed to get started. All you need is a couple of pots and a place to put them.

Space should not be a limitation to anyone wanting to release their inner Keith Kirsten. Many flowers, vegetables, and herbs thrive in pots and can all be grown successfully on your patio or balcony. The best part is, you aren't limited to traditional flower pots. Any container works, from buckets to wooden crates, as long as it's the right size for the plant and has ample drainage. With the right elements, anyone can transform their patio into a flowering oasis.

What you will need:

  • A variety of pots/containers
  • A variety of patio plants (herbs, veggies, flowers)
  • Weed barrier cloth
  • Stones
  • Water retention granules
  • Watering can
  • Fertiliser
  • Mulch
  • Potting mix
  • Coir

How it works:

  1. A collection of pots and containers is all you need to turn a small space into a blossoming garden. The options are endless to how you arrange your container garden. You can buy standard pots from your local garden centre or get creative with some DIY. There's no limit to your imagination.
  2. Make sure your pots are ready for planting. Whether you're using standard flower pots or repurposing containers, you need to ensure there are drainage holes in the bottom. It is easy enough to drill holes if there aren't any. Cover the holes with a weed cloth barrier (this is to keep the soil and stones from falling through while still allowing water to pass). Place stones on top of the cloth to help the water drain. Adequate drainage is vital for pot plants. Stagnant water can cause fungus, bacteria and rotting roots.
  3. A secret to successful container gardening is the mix you use to fill your pots. Start with mixing equal parts of potting mix and coir. Coir is a natural fibre made from the outer husk of a coconut. It is used in hanging baskets and containers to retain water as it can absorb up to ten times its weight. It also deters pests. How to use coir: Submerge a coir brick in water, let it absorb water, and then start breaking it up.
  4. Alternatively, another water-wise option for your potting soil is water retention granules. These hydrated granules absorb the surrounding nutrients and moisture in the soil medium. Surrounding heat and the feeding plant gradually drains the crystals. They will fill up with water again when the soil is next irrigated. It isn't necessary to use both coir and water retention granules, one or the other is fine.
  5. Once your soil is prepared (make sure you mix it well), you can fill your pots with the mixture. Be sure to leave enough room for your plants.
  6. Plant your plants in the prepared pots and place mulch on top of the soil. The mulch helps trap moisture in the soil and can be organic materials such as bark, compost, and fallen leaves, or inorganic like stones. We used bark.
  7. Your plants need nourishment to grow. You have the option of liquid or granular fertilisers. Liquid fertiliser is probably best for containers and pots, as it can be mixed into water and spread over plants easily, and reaches plant roots quicker.
  8. Don't forget to water your plants. If you aren't sure how often to water, get a moisture reader and check the levels in your soil. You should avoid letting your plants dry out completely. When picking your watering can be aware of the different rose (sprinkler head) options. They can range from a fine spray to a strong flow of water. A gentle release of water is better for seedlings.
  9. Be aware of the space when choosing the plants for your patio garden. Is it shaded or sunny? Does the area receive a lot of water? These factors will influence what plants you decide to grow. If your patio gets a lot of shade you won't be planting flowers needing full sunlight.

Tips for success:

  • Colour schemes - a distinct colour scheme will give your patio garden a striking visual effect. Go bold with bright reds and oranges, muted with pastel shades of pink and lilac, or monotone with a single colour.
  • Exposed balconies - pick wind hardy plants such as African daisy and Cape honeysuckle.
  • Location - petunias, marigolds, gazanias and floribunda roses do well in sunny areas, while hydrangeas, azaleas and impatiens prefer the shade.

Source: Life is a Garden





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

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