Need to know what to feed your plants during summer? Our Year-Round Fertilising Programmes have been specifically developed by experts who rely upon optimum plant growth to earn their living. Like humans, plants thrive on regular feeding throughout the year – happy, healthy plants are also more resistant to pests and disease.
ℹ️ Hint – if you are wanting to achieve even better fertilising results, take the quantity recommended for feeding your plants for the quarter, divide it into 3 equal parts, and apply 1 part in each month of the season. It is not about applying more, but rather, applying more regularly. This way, your plants receive a continual feed of nutrients in order to achieve optimal health.
During summer, consider what time of the day you’re watering and for how long. It’s generally better to water for longer, less often and in the mornings. By doing so, the water drains past the root system of your plants (and encourages them to grow down to search for water), rather than a light watering which only penetrates a little bit (and encourages roots to grow upwards instead!). Don’t forget that you can still mulch – Whoflungdung is the perfect super mulch for this job, and it will keep down the weeds and protect the soil during the hotter months by regulating soil temperature.
✅ 𝐍𝐨. 𝟏 𝐆𝐚𝐫𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐓𝐢𝐩
Monthly applications of GOGO Juice will help to increase the microbial population in your soil, make more nutrients available to plants, and to help them withstand or recover from heat stress.
✅ 𝐀𝐥𝐥 𝐏𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐒𝐢𝐭𝐮𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬
Even though summer is not the ideal time for planting, use ACO certified organic Seamungus, Rapid Raiser or Rooster Booster in all planting situations. Throw some pellets into the hole and mix through the soil – it will give the plant a gentle nutrient boost and help alleviate transplant shock.
✅ 𝐅𝐥𝐨𝐰𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐏𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐬
Flowering Plants (including roses, carnations, daisies, lavender and all other flowering plants) –
Now is the time to dead-head your roses and other spring-flowering plants. Roses flower on new growth and the newer growth you can encourage, the better your display. Feed your flowering plants (except natives) with Sudden Impact for Roses – the higher potassium to nitrogen ratio makes Sudden Impact for Roses ideal for all flowering plants, not just roses. Water in with GOGO Juice to encourage a faster uptake of the nutrients by the plant, and to populate and activate the microbes in the soil.
✅ 𝐏𝐨𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐅𝐥𝐨𝐰𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 & 𝐅𝐫𝐮𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐏𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐬
Potted flowering & fruiting plants (including orchids and any flowering or fruiting plants in pots) will benefit from a feed of Strike Back for Orchids – you’ll be rewarded with color over summer. Indoor plants have enjoyed a revival, and to keep them looking lovely, an application of Strike Back for Orchids every week will be beneficial. By giving your indoor plants and hanging baskets a soak in a wheelbarrow, bucket or bath every few weeks, it will ensure that the entire root ball is soaked, and they’ll cope much better during the heat. Strike Back for Orchids has as an NPK ratio of approx 8:3:10 and has added magnesium, iron, manganese, zinc, copper, boron and molybdenum to the existing range of nutrients provided by its organic base – all of which are particularly necessary for flowering plants in pots, as most potting mixes are generally lacking nutrients that are required by plants to flower.
✅ 𝐍𝐨𝐧-𝐅𝐥𝐨𝐰𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐏𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐬
Non-Flowering Plants (including lawns, hedges, bamboo, herbs, leafy green veggies and ferns) Lifting your mower to a higher level will provide a level of protection to your lawn from the hot summer sun. An application of Sudden Impact for Lawns watered in with GOGO Juice will help strengthen your lawn’s root system and help it cope with the heat. It’s time to lightly prune your hedges, as they will have finished the main spring growth, and you can trim and shape them to achieve your desired look. Give them a feed of Sudden Impact for Lawns. The ratio of nitrogen and potassium in Sudden Impact for Lawns is ideal for promoting growth, and more specifically the levels of iron and magnesium have been boosted. These particular elements play a crucial role in the formation of chlorophyll, which is the substance that makes green plants green.
✅ 𝐀𝐜𝐢𝐝-𝐋𝐨𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐏𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐬
Acid-Loving Plants (including camellias, gardenias, rhododendrons, azaleas and blueberries) – If your acid-loving plants either flowered or fruited in the spring, their nutrient reserves will be lacking, so now is a good time to feed with Kahoona – particularly if you see the leaves looking a bit yellow. The higher potassium to nitrogen ratio within Kahoona plays a crucial role in enhancing flower development, whilst the boosted levels of iron and magnesium help maintain healthy green foliage.
Natives (including phosphorous-sensitive natives such as grevilleas, banksias and proteas) – Now is a good time to feed your summer-flowering natives with Bush Tucker – it will help those summer-flowering plants such as kangaroo paw and callistemon produce more flowers and therefore pollen for bees. Bush Tucker is ideal for even the most phosphorus-sensitive plants such as grevilleas, banksias and proteas. As native plant expert Angus Stewart says, “Whilst native plants are great survivors in the garden, regular feeding helps them to thrive and reach their full potential. The benefits of doing so are not only enjoyed by yourself, by insects, bees and birds but perhaps more importantly, the environment benefits – the greater the plant growth, the more carbon is captured.”
✅ 𝐕𝐞𝐠𝐠𝐢𝐞𝐬, 𝐅𝐫𝐮𝐢𝐭 & 𝐂𝐢𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐬
Veggies, Fruit & Citrus – Summer vegetables will be really starting to develop. To keep growing well, apply Gyganic for Veggies, Fruit & Citrus every 6 weeks, with a weekly application of Sudden Impact for Roses liquid. Gyganic is a nutritious, biological, organic base, high in organic carbon and containing naturally-occurring growth hormones. It has been specifically developed to enhance uniform size and quality fruit, flower and vegetable production.
Summer is an ideal time to mulch your garden with Whoflungdung. It not only provides an insulating layer of protection for your soil to keep the temperature constant, but it also aids in weed suppression, introduces a wide diversity of beneficial bacteria which act as a deterrent to pathogenic bacteria and encourages earthworms that aerate the soil and move nutrients deeper in the soil profile. Best applied to damp soil, and watered in with GOGO Juice.
✅ 𝐒𝐨𝐢𝐥 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠
If you need to condition your soil, GOGO Juice is the best medicine – literally teeming with beneficial microbiology and is essentially a pro-biotic for your soil and plants, GOGO Juice combines the “catalystic” power of providing a wide diversity of beneficial bacteria and fungi with the well documented benefits of applying kelp and humates.
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