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Q.How Do I Go About Planting Citrus Trees?

Zone Upper North Island | kiwimama added on October 15, 2012 | Answered

I would like to plant some citrus trees into our lawn area but I have heavy clay based soil with minimal topsoil. Does anyone have any suggestions on how I should go about planting the trees?

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Answered on October 16, 2012

It really depends on the type of citrus tree your are planting but first and foremost I would suggest fixing the clay soil to better your chances of success. Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/how-to-improve-clay-soil.htm

Newly planted trees do require lots of water while they establish their root systems. These articles will help with that: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/tgen/watering-newly-planted-tree.htm

If you would like to give them a dose of ferilizer to help them along, here is more info: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/citrus/fertilizing-citrus-trees-best-practices-for-citrus-fertilizing.htm

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