How to Use Dynamic Lifter (Pellets + Liquid)

Dynamic Lifter is a natural slow-release fertiliser that gives your plants all the nutrients they need for strong growth.

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Dynamic Lifter has been used by Australian gardeners for many years.

It’s one of the best ways to improve the soil and add additional nutrients to the plants that we grow.

It’s also an organic fertiliser so it’s good for the environment.

What is Dynamic Lifter?

Yates Dynamic Lifter is an organic slow-release fertiliser based on chicken manure.

In addition to that, other Dynamic Lifter ingredients include blood and bone, seaweed extract, and fishmeal.

Here’s a breakdown of the nutrients contained in the product:

NutrientPercentage
Nitrogen (organic)3.5%
Phosphorus (water soluble)0.2%
Total Phosphorus (organic)1.1%
Potassium (organic)1.6%
Sulfur0.6%
Calcium2%
Magnesium0.4%
Iron0.2%

From this, we can see that the Dynamic Lifter N:P:K ratio is 3.5-1.1-1.6.

There are also specialised forms of this product that have slightly different ratios. 

  • Dynamic Lifter Long Life Organic: 4.0-2.0-1.7
  • Dynamic Lifter Plus Blood & Bone: 4.8-3.0-1.3
  • Dynamic Lifter Turf Lifter: 10-4-6
  • Dynamic Lifter Long Life Complete: 5-3-5

A brief guide to N:P:K ratios

N – The first number represents the amount of nitrogen in the product. Nitrogen promotes vigorous leaf growth and deep greening of plants, but too much can cause the burning of foliage.

P – The second number represents the amount of phosphorus in the product. Phosphorus promotes root growth and flowering.

K – The third number represents the amount of potassium in the product. Potassium helps plants withstand stress and promotes overall hardiness and disease resistance. It also promotes strong root development and the general vigour of plants. Potassium is also important for flowering and fruit production.

What does Dynamic Lifter do?

This natural organic slow-release fertiliser gives your plants all that they need for strong, lush growth.

Here are some important functions of this product:

  • It supplies essential nutrients for healthy plant growth.
  • Dynamic Lifter also improves the organic content in your soil.
  • It helps to improve the soil’s water holding capacity.
  • Plus, it assists to improve the structure of the soil.

As you can see, Dynamic Lifter is not only good for plants but it’s also a valuable product for improving soil conditions.

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How to use Dynamic Lifter pellets

Dynamic Lifter pellets are easy to apply to the soil around your plants.

In addition, you can add some pellets to the base of the planting hole when planting fruit trees and flowering shrubs.

It’s also a good idea to scatter some pellets onto your vegetable garden beds as you’re preparing them for planting.

Being a slow-release fertiliser, Dynamic Lifter can be used quite safely at any time of the year.

Here are some usage tips:

  • Always wear gloves when handling the product.
  • Follow the directions on the pack for the plants you want to use it on.
  • Apply to flower and vegetable beds before planting and then once every 6 weeks during the active growing season.
  • Spread Dynamic Lifter around your fruit trees in spring and then again in autumn.
  • For flowering plants such as Rhododendrons, roses, and Azaleas, scatter the pellets on the soil around the base of the plant in spring and repeat in autumn.
  • Add a small amount to the base of each planting hole when planting trees and shrubs.
  • Apply all over the lawn in early spring to encourage lush, green growth.
  • Remember to water well after applying this product.

Important note: Dynamic Lifter should not be used on Australian native plants that are sensitive to phosphorus.

How to use Dynamic Lifter liquid

Using Dynamic Lifter in liquid form is a great way to give your plants an extra boost of nutrients during their active growing season.

It’s also the ideal product to use on plants grown in pots.

Here are some usage tips:

  • Remember to shake the bottle well before use.
  • Dilute with water using the recommended dosages on the pack. 1 capful is equal to around 40ml. 
  • Use on newly planted vegetable crops until they are well-established.
  • Use on newly planted lawns on a weekly basis until well-established. 
  • Potted plants can be watered with diluted Dynamic Lifter every 2 to 3 weeks during active growth.

Important note: Avoid applying Dynamic Lifter in liquid form on days when the temperature exceeds 30 degrees Celsius or at times when plants are suffering from stress.

How to use Dynamic Lifter on your lawn

When using Dynamic Lifter on your lawn, bear in mind that the pellets are slow-release and need to have time to gradually break down in between mowing.

You don’t want to apply the pellets and then remove them the next time you mow.

Here’s how to use this organic fertiliser on your lawn to get the maximum benefit:

  • Mow your lawn first before applying the fertiliser pellets.
  • Water the lawn after applying the pellets so that they can be washed down into the soil.
  • Consider mowing without the catcher. This will eliminate the risk of removing the pellets plus, the clippings left on the lawn will also break down to feed the grass.
  • Make sure that you take advantage of the slower growth rate in winter to apply a dose of Dynamic Lifter to your lawn.

How to use Dynamic Lifter for roses

Roses love Dynamic Lifter as it gives them a boost and can increase flowering.

Here’s the best way to use this organic fertiliser on your roses.

  • Toward the end of winter, after you’ve pruned your roses, scatter some pellets on the soil around the base of your plants. The rain will wash the pellets down into the soil. This should feed your roses for around 8 weeks.
  • Switch to the liquid form during summer and apply a dose every 2 weeks.
  • At the end of summer or early autumn, scatter additional pellets around the base of your plants.

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How much Dynamic Lifter to use

This depends entirely on the type of plants that you’re using it on. The pack will have instructions on the quantities to use on a variety of different plants. 

Here’s a general guide:

PlantsHow much to use
Vegetables and annual flowers100 grams per 1 square metre
Fruit trees500 grams for each year of the tree’s age (maximum dosage should not exceed 2.5 kg per tree)
Rhododendrons and Azaleas50 to 100 grams per plant
Roses and other ornamental shrubs100 grams per 1 square metre
Lawns70 grams per 1 square metre
Native plants that are phosphorus tolerant50 grams per plant

How often should you use Dynamic Lifter?

Once again, this depends on the type of plants. Refer to the directions on the pack for more precise usage rates.

As a general guide, pellets should last for around 6 to 8 weeks and the liquid form should be reapplied every two weeks.

Blood & Bone vs Dynamic Lifter

Dynamic Lifter is a more balanced fertiliser when compared to Blood & Bone.

While Dynamic Lifter has a poultry manure base and other added ingredients, Blood & Bone is 65% meat meal and contains cow manure.

Essentially this means that the nutrient ratios of each product are different.

Here are the N:P:K ratios for each product:

  • Dynamic Lifter – 3.5-1.1-1.6
  • Blood & Bone – 8-1.6-1.5

As you can see, Blood & Bone has a much higher nitrogen content than Dynamic Lifter. This means it’s ideal to use when you want to promote lots of green growth.

However, for fruiting and flowering plants, Dynamic Lifter is much more suitable.

FAQ

Is dynamic lifter poisonous to dogs?

This product should be kept out of reach of dogs as ingesting large quantities can cause serious problems.

How long does dynamic lifter smell for?

In general, you’ll find that the smell will only hang around for 2 days. If you water it in well after application, it may dissipate the smell faster.

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Annette Hird

Annette Hird has an Associate Diploma of Applied Science in Horticulture. She has worked in a variety of production nurseries, primarily as a propagator. She also had the responsibility of a large homestead garden that included lawn care, fruit trees, roses and many other ornamental plants. More recently, Annette has concentrated on improving the garden landscape of the homes that she has lived in and focused a lot of energy on growing edible plants as well. She now enjoys sharing her experience and knowledge with others by writing articles about all facets of gardening and growing plants.