Product: Neutrog’s GOGO Juice, a 100% organic pro-biotic liquid for soil and plants. Rating: 4.5 stars ★★★★ ½
Neutrog are 100% organic, with some in the range being BFA certified fertilisers. GOGO Juice is a pro-biotic liquid for soil and plants. GOGO Juice acts as a catalyst in the soil by combining billions of bacteria along with kelp, seaweed, fish, humic acid and manure. The juice acts as an organic fertiliser plus adding the microbes normally found in healthy soil that assist in breaking own organic matter, which then maximise nutrient release to plants. Resistance to pest and disease is increased while also aiding the plant through times of heat and frost stress.
Features: There are two sizes of container available: 1 litre concentrate and 120ml concentrate. 1 litre of concentrate makes up to 500 litres.
Likes: Neutrog products are totally organic, so for those of us who are sustainably inclined, organic products are definitely the choice. The product comes in a heavy duty tin with a pouring spout. The cap acts as a measuring container for easier use.
Dislikes: None discernible.
Used by whom and where: I have used this product in my own garden. We have an area of lawn that has been very difficult to get lawn to grow. It is situated in dappled shade with considerable root competition from ash trees. We have tried numerous times to get lawn here, but have had no success with any germination.
Prior to planting the seed, the area was sprayed thoroughly with GOGO Juice. I assumed that the reaction would be the same as before. David and I could not believe that within 4 days we had tufts of germinating seed coming through. And the grass grew rapidly. It had its first haircut about 8 days after planting – far earlier than normal. The lawn continues to look healthy, requiring very little water to keep it looking good.
Performance: The promotional literature states that “the microbiology within GOGO Juice stimulates healthy plant growth and encourages root development”. Having seen the remarkable effects of this product on our lawn that had refused to even germinate before, I can vouch for this comment. We will continue, as landscape designers, to use this prior to all planting with our client in the future.
Specifications: 10mls or 1 capful is added to 5 litres of water. This amount will cover 1 to 2 m² of soil or potting mix. It is recommended to reapply every month. This product should not be mixed with fungicides or bactericides. Because it is a microbial product, gloves and a face mask should be worn.
Where to buy: Bunnings – all states; Flower Power – NSW; Masters – Qld, NSW, WA, Vic; Banner Hardware – SA; Dahlsens – Vic; Stratco – SA, QLD, WA, Vic, NSW; Mitre 10; Specialist nurseries; Specialist landscape consultants/landcapers
Price: 1 litre concentrate = RRP $15.95; 120ml concentrate – RRP $6.50