Lemon Trees
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Should a lemon tree be planted in the centre of a lawn area

Zone Sydney NSW Australia | Anonymous added on August 15, 2019 | Answered

I have purchased a new grafted Eureka Lemon Tree recently and would like to plant the tree in the centre of a lawn area in the backyard where it will be exposed to full sun all day. When using lawn fertilisers around the tree location, will fertilisers effect the tree in any way. I intend to use a product used in Australia called Sudden Impact for lawns.

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GKH_Susan
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Answered on August 16, 2019

It's not a good idea to plant a lemon tree in a lawn area. It's not because of full sun or fertilizer, but the irrigation that a lawn requires is too much for a citrus tree and will cause root and crown rot.

It's best to plant a citrus in a designated planting area where you can create conditions and water management that is appropriate for citrus.

It' not a good idea to plant a lemon tree in a lawn area. It's not because of full sun or fertilizer, but the irrigation that a lawn requires is too much for a citrus tree and will cause root and crown rot.

It's best to plant a citrus in a designated planting area where you can create conditions and water management that is appropriate for citrus. They prefer slightly acidic, well-drained soil. Water deeply about once a week.

Here's more:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/lemons/how-to-grow-a-lemon-tree.htm

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