When it comes to maintaining your citrus trees there are a few things you need to keep in mind, including, mulching, fertilising, and pruning.
Using a layer of mulch around the base of your citrus trees is a great way to help retain moisture, suppress weeds, and regulate the soil temperature. This is especially beneficial during summer, to help reduce your water bill. Using a feeding mulch such as Who Flung Dung is a great way to feed your plants as you mulch, over time as the mulch breaks down it provides nutrients to the soil and your tree.
Citrus trees need regular fertilising to help increase their cropping and general wellbeing. Use a citrus specific fertiliser that contains all the key nutrients your plant needs. Be sure to follow the instructions and don’t over-fertilise because this can be harmful to your plant. At Capalaba Produce we recommend using Earthlife Fruit Blend for fertlising your citrus trees.
Now is the ideal time to prune citrus trees before the new growth begins. Remove any dead or diseased branches and allow airflow within. Prune to your desired height and shape.