The planting season is in full swing, and our garden plants love the spring and summer temperatures, given you provide them with enough water. Somedays, we are lucky, and Mother Nature does the watering for us; other days, it is up to us to water our beloved plants. Whether you water by hand or have an automated watering system in place, you would've realized by now that your plants require a lot of watering during these hot periods—especially the ones planted in full sun. While watering, you might have noticed water accumulating on the surface before very slowly seeping into the ground. Of course, this all depends on the area, soil type, and soil quality; nevertheless, experiencing poor water penetration means that water is struggling to reach the deeper roots. Luckily, Makhro Home and Garden always has a solution when it comes to your garden! In this case, we offer a highly effective wetting agent called, Waterwise®3D. This unique product not only assists in water penetration and retention but also reduces water runoff and evaporation. BUT THAT'S NOT ALL! Because Waterwise®3D allows the water to penetrate deeper into the soil, it improves the efficiency of fertilizers, plus saving you a lot of water and cost by cutting watering by up to 50%! Wow! If you aren't already on your way to buying this fantastic product, you should know that by using Waterwise®3D, deeper and denser root growth is encouraged so that less frequent watering is required. Waterwise®3D is fully biodegradable and pet and aquatic-friendly. It is not harmful to earthworms, and you can use it around ponds, waterways, and other aquatic environments. Furthermore, if you are planning on adding more plants to your garden, you should take note of another show stopper product that we are offering called, AquaFix®. Perfectly described by its nickname, The Water Reservoir, AquaFix® absorbs water and nutrients up to 300 times its weight acting as a reservoir, slowly releasing the water in the plant root zone as required. This addition to your garden will significantly reduce your watering cycles. When you mix Aquafix with water, it forms a slurry. You can either mix the slurry into the soil before placing the seedlings into the planting pit or pour the slurry into the planting pit and put it into the slurry without integrating it into the ground. AquaFix® can hydrate and re-hydrate many times over its lifetime, providing ongoing benefits to the plants. It is effectively applied to prevent plant loss caused by water stress and drought in the soil where the water holding capacity is low or non-existent. During this silly season, the last thing we want is our plants sitting high and dry. For more information on these recommended products, visit our website www.makhro.co.za, or feel free to call our office on 021-981-4011 for more advice.
100% Natural gardening with Makhro Home and Garden Plant, eat, compost, repeat Turn food scraps into rich humus for your garden. Makhro Compost Activator is 100% natural and biodegradable. Formulated from natural microbes, Makhro Compost Activator will convert garden waste into compost in as little as six weeks. Guano gold Environmentally conscious sourced guano and proudly produced in South Africa. Go Organic, made from 100% natural ingredients, is a cost-effective natural organic fertilizer widely recognized and endorsed by organic growers. Go Organic serves a dual purpose as a foliar spray and soil nutrition with exceptional results. Miracle mineral oil Manufactured thru patented refining technology, making it the safest mineral oil for growers, consumers, and the environment. SK Eco Oil Spray controls various insects and mite pests, and plant diseases. It is also an adjuvant—recommended for organic farming and gardening with no post-harvest restrictions and low impact on natural enemies. Cu later fungus! Copper is a metal that, in dissolved form Cu(OH)2, penetrates plant tissues and helps control fungal diseases. Copstar is a copper fungicide approved for organic gardening and ideal for gardeners who prefer to avoid chemical fungicides. Copstar interacts with the fungus on the leaves, usually kills them, and doesn't allow it to reproduce. Sulfur so good A fungicide and acaricide that acts as a fertilizer positively affects plant growth and leaves and fruits' coloring. Sulfostar is an excellent product certified for organic farming (or gardening). Its low toxicity is not harmful against bees and natural predators such as predatory mites or ladybirds. Still, it provides control of various fungal diseases as well as certain mites and thrips. Adding up on the organic side The repelling component of Organicide Plus flushes the insects out of the hard-to-reach places. Organicide Plus is a broad-spectrum insecticide with no harmful residues. An effective combination of natural insect nerve poison, smothering plant oils, and added insect repellent and flushing agent that repels new infestations of harmful insects. Rule with an iron pellet Finally! An eco-friendly insecticide to control snails and slugs. Apply EcoBait pellets in the evening or late afternoon for best results as snails and slugs are most active during the night or early mornings. 1 kg of EcoBait pellets (Iron (Fe) 9.75 g/kg) will cover 1000 m². Visit our website for more information www.makhro.co.za
Your garden is a special place to learn about life and growth. Dry seed in one's hand might look slightly insignificant, yet inside new life awaits. Covered with warm, loving rich soil and cared for with water, sunshine, and a bit of love, the seed develops to its remarkable potential. And now that Spring is finally here, our team at Makhro Home and Garden is beyond excited to help make your garden beautiful. By now, you have prepared your garden for the season, and your green fingers are itching to start planting! To help you with your spring gardening quest, we have launched some exciting new products. Because certain pests might have developed resistance against your currently overused insecticide, it means that it is time for a change. Mikka is an organophosphate, making it the perfect solution to re-establish complete control of various insects in your ornamentals, roses, and flower gardens. Halo, a product everyone has been anxiously waiting for us to launch. Not only is it a granular weed killer in conveniently pre-measured packaging. Halo's ability to control the pesty Nutsedge and other types of broadleaf weeds are what makes Halo so desirable. Sulfostar is an excellent product certified for organic farming (or gardening). Its low toxicity is not harmful against bees and natural predators such as predatory mites or ladybirds. Still, it provides control of various fungal diseases as well as certain mites and thrips. We all want our living conditions to be as comfortable as possible. The same goes for our plants. That is why we need to provide our plants with pleasant soil conditions. Aquafix, a polymer planting gel, can help us do just that. By absorbing water up to 300 times its weight, it acts as a water reservoir. Along with water, it also absorbs water-soluble nutrients and fertilizers. Slowly releases it to the root zones as demanded by plants, which significantly reduces watering cycles and increases the seedling survival rate. While our gardens thrive with the slowly rising temperatures, unfortunately, there is a downside. We can already imagine franticly waving away the insects buzzing around us, not to mention trying to protect our food from contamination. No need to worry; we've got more new products to ensure an insect-free household. A wettable powder that easily dissolves in water makes Karba 850 an easy insecticide to use in your household. With a measuring spoon conveniently included in the box, it's as easy as a scoop, a quick mix, and you are ready to spray the insects away. Alpha-Thrin is a high-performance concentrate insecticide, making it a perfect solution for long-term control over a broad spectrum of public health pests. It is also odorless, has a low toxicity level and application rate, and causes no stains. Combining active ingredients from two different chemical classes that provide two very different modes of action makes Rossi 200 SUPER a powerhouse of a product. Due to its low odor and excellent residuality capabilities, Rossi is an ideal pest control product to be used in homes, hotels, hostels, restaurant kitchens, and many more. Please feel free to visit our website for more information on the products mentioned above or call our office and ask to speak to a technical advisor for more gardening or product advice. www.makhro.co.za 021-981-4011
Start to prepare your garden for Spring! Spring is just around the corner, and Makhro Home and Garden's team is beyond excited to start the new season's gardening journey with you! While enjoying the last few blanket cuddles and anxiously waiting for the higher spring temperatures, we can start with a few garden preparations to keep our green fingers busy. The best time to get your garden beds ready for the season's potential growth is a couple of weeks before you are planning to start planting. The three recommended essential preparation steps are loosening the soil, adding soil nutrients, and removing stray weeds. By loosening compacted soil, it provides efficient airflow for the growth of young roots. An easy way to provide plenty of air and moisture retention is by simply adding organic matter—which makes this the perfect time to work compost into the soil. If you are making your compost (like we all should be doing by now), you will find that it is very cost-effective and incredibly beneficial to the environment. Adding compost has quite a few advantages. It hangs onto the nutrients, releasing them slowly and preventing them from washing away through the root zone. Just a tiny amount of organic matter worked into the soil has a significant effect on soil retention. Plants will thrive in healthy soil conditions—which means it's time to fertilize. The fertilizer you will use will depend upon the type of plants you are planning to plant. Different plants, as well as different soil conditions, will have different needs. You can consider working in a slow-release granular fertilizer to provide your future plants with long-term nutrient boosts. With what products can Makhro Home and Garden assist you with this garden preparation quest?! We recommend adding Compost Activator to your compost heap to make compost like a pro with a quick turnaround time. We offer some great fertilizers you can use to create the perfect nutritional balance for your garden: 1-For-All Multipurpose Fertilizer, Multi-Booster, Grobest, and Go Organic. Visit our website for more information on the products mentioned above or call our office and ask to speak to a technical advisor for more gardening or product advice. www.makhro.co.za 021-981-4011
Let your flowers grow to their full potential 100% Organic fertilizer In pots or in your garden The guano used is sustainably sourced using environmentally conscious methods and originates from the Namibian Coast. Go Organic Guano is produced locally in South Africa 100 % Natural Ingredients The features and benefits of Go Organic Guano: A natural organic fertilizer widely recognized and endorsed by organic growers. Improves the water- and nutrient retaining capacity. Cost effective – 2 liters of Go Organic Guano dilutes to 80 liters of plant food. Serves a dual purpose as a foliar spray and soil nutrition. Does not burn plants or roots. Used as a foliar spray on all small grains, maize, fruit trees, vegetables, vineyards as well as on flowers. Exceptional results when applied to roses. Secondary factors and why it works Better metabolism of nitrates in plants Stronger cell walls resulting in: Enhancement in flavor Resistance to mould and fungal attack More upright stems and open leaves Enhanced photosynthesis More fertile and viable seed formation Longer shelf life of produce Food that is better to eat Product Analysis Go Organic Guano is collected bird droppings that are rich in nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, trace elements and other active ingredients. Go Organic Guano is a rich and concentrated fertilizer that will revitalize your plants. Frequently asked questions Question 1: Does this product have a waiting period before one can harvest crops? A: This product is safe to use with no waiting period. Crops can be harvested shortly after applying the product, just rinse well. Question 2: Will it burn my plants? A: No, it will not burn your plants or plant roots as it contains no added chemicals. Question 3: Can I use this product throughout the year? A: This product is safe to use all year round. Question 4: Is Go Organic Guano truly organic? A: It is organic in the sense that the product is manually harvested directly from the islands in Namibia without the introduction of any synthetic or chemical additives.