that winter is almost over and spring is about to set upon
us, its the perfect time to prepare citrus plants
for marvellous growth.
Citrus plants require lots of nutrients to develop their
beautiful fruit. They do marvellously with regular feeding
right throughout the year, but there are some tricks for
the best results.
First, for citrus to grow well, the golden rule is NO grass
below them. In fact, they like the grass removed right out
past the dripline. The dripline is the area directly below
the outer branches. Citrus tree roots feed close to the
ground surface and usually below the dripline, so grass
will deprive them of their food.
Secondly, Citrus love plenty of fertiliser. After removing
the grass, spread 5IN1® Organic Plant Food onto the soil, keeping
it away from the trunk. 5IN1® is a fully organic
fertiliser that promotes strong and robust growth. Citrus
trees flourish with organic fertilisers, so 5IN1® will provide excellent results.
Thirdly, citrus flourish when well mulched. Spread a layer
of Searles® Mulch Plus on top of the 5IN1®. Be sure to
spread this out past the dripline and leave a gap around
After all this, give the newly prepared Citrus a good deep
watering. Continue to water your citrus about once a week
and be sure to give it a deep watering each time. This will
help promote strong growth, ultimately producing crops of
sweet and luscious fruit.
Remember, for marvellous citrus this spring
Clear the ground of grass below the branches
out past the dripline
Spread 5 IN 1® Organic Plant Food onto the soil
And cover the 5 IN 1® with a Searles® Mulch plus
you do this, you Citrus trees will flourish and the rewards
will taste ever so sweet.
Happy Gardening with Searles from the Searle family.
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