Fish solutions have long been used as a plant fertiliser for many reasons. The popularity of fish as a fertiliser dates back as far as the Egyptian times. Back then they knew that composted fish would provide the desired nutrients and minerals to plants, crops and lawns. Modern day fish fertiliser delivers this in a much more accessible format – plant feed.
Charlie Carp products are unique as they are made from 100% European Carp, not just the scraps so they full of all the Vitamins, Minerals and vital trace elements needed to boost your plant’s immune system making it stronger and more resilient to disease. All these vital elements also help boost plant growth and leaf shine.
What type of plants can I use Charlie Carp on?
Charlie Carp is the best plant fertiliser that is derived from fish. It’s a concentrated liquid which, after being diluted, can be used on all types of plants, fruit and vegetables, garden flowers and lawns.
How often should I feed my plants?
Both our liquid fertilisers are fast-acting plant foods that you may need to reapply more often than our slow release pellet fertiliser. Please refer to our products page for various application and frequency rates.
In recent years, leaps and bounds have been made in the liquid lawn fertiliser market, with the popularity of liquid fish fertiliser being on top of the trend. The main benefit of a liquid lawn fertiliser is that it can be easily administered to the largest of lawns in a liquid form and absorbed, not only by the grass itself, but also by the surrounding soil. This is of great value to lawn care.
Why do I need to fertilise my lawn?
In Australia, we have a variety of types of grass such as zoysia, couch and buffalo. These foreign grasses are derived from various countries around the world. When these grasses are gown in their indigenous regions they will prosper naturally as they’ll have all the nutrients they need within the soil, as well as the correct environment, water, neighbouring plants etc.
When we take these grasses from one environment to another and grow them as their own lawn, we create an imbalance in their natural habitat. The lack of nutrients can cause your lawn to become thin or bare and weeds can begin to take over. Fertilisers can act as a substitute for these missing elements, creating a strong green lawn that will fight off the harmful weeds.
When should I fertilise my lawn?
In the warm Australian climate, you should ideally fertilise your lawn monthly during the growing season, which are the months of spring and summer. Just bear in mind that the more you fertilise your lawn the more it will require mowing, which could lead to an unwanted run-off.
How do I apply Charlie Carp fertiliser?
Charlie Carp liquid is best applied on large lawn areas by connecting your hose end to our 2.2 litre hose on bottle. It’s best to shake the bottle well before connecting the hose end and hold the bottle upright whilst spraying. If you are using a watering can on a smaller lawn area, mix 90ml of concentrate into 9 litres of water (standard 9 litre watering can). This will cover up to 10 square metres of lawn.
We recommend not to spray during the heat of the day, instead spray early in the morning or the evenings. Charlie Carp should be added to water with a 10:1 ratio, so 1 litre of Charlie Carp for every 10 litres of water. 100 – 200 Litres of water will cover one hectare. The boom spray should use large nozzles and final filters removed, where possible. It’s also a good idea to mix the concentrate as much as possible before application.
If you have any questions on how to grow a luscious green lawn then please contact a member of our friendly staff who will be more than happy to help.