My 'Hass' avocado has been in the ground for about three years now, and to say that I've had some ups and downs with it would be an understatement. The biggest challenges have been getting the watering right and limiting the amount of direct sun. Don't think for a minute that I'm out of the woods yet.
I have yet to find an avocado care sheet that can be used as a concise and clear guide for me locally. Everything I've found seems too general and still requires a fair amount of trial and error. To make matters worse, there just aren't any neighborhood trees that I am overly impressed with. Seems like 'cados have some issues here.
Suffice to say that I'm working harder to get 'cados right than anything else in my garden. For better or worse, here is my tree in all its glory (or lack thereof):