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Feeding your native plants with PowerFeed

Episode: 5
Title: Feeding your native plants with PowerFeed for Natives
Broadcast: 20 September
Presenter: Mel

Australian plants really come into their own at this time of year. A lot of Australia is characterised by ancient, highly weathered soils, which have low levels of phosphorus so some Australian plants like Banksias are sensitive to phosphorous in the soil. Here is a great way to keep your native plants looking great.

  • To get stunning looking natives it helps to look for a fertiliser that’s tailor made for the Aussie battler like the new PowerFeed for Natives.
  • For those of you that like to know a bit more about the products you’re using you can always find what’s called the NPK ratio on the back of the bottle. That’s the ratio of Nitrogen, Phosphorous and Potassium in the mix – so you can see that this products got the perfect amount of nitrogen and potassium for strong healthy growth and flowers, but it’s low in Phosphorous so it’s safe to use on all of your native plants plus phosphorous sensitive Proteas.
  • It’s also got all the essential trace elements and amino acids your plants need. A lot of Native plants are flowering now or bursting into growth and that means it’s a great time to feed them.
  • This is an organically based fish fertilizer and soil conditioner. So not only does it boost plant growth, stimulate flowering and promote strong healthy foliage but it also contains highly active liquid composts which help to improve the structure of the soil - and good soil is the foundation for good growth.
  • PowerFeed for Natives also stimulates the growth of beneficial microbes in the soil, which break down organic matter and release important soil nutrients.
  • And another unexpected benefit - if you use it regularly it acts as a clay breaker – the perfect solution for tough clay soils -  and can even help to reduce nutrient losses in sandy soils, something you don’t normally expect from a fertiliser.
  • Liquid fertilisers like this are great because they’re fasting acting so they get to work quickly and you can see the results. But the key is to apply it regularly. Use it as part of your normal watering regime and you’ll have a flourishing native garden.

Contact: Seasol- 3 9729 6511 http://www.seasol.com.au

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