Need to prune neglected citrus in new house. When? How?
Just bought new house w/some sort of large lemon tree (Lisbon?), mystery tree (nursery said Bearss lime, but not convinced), and a Mexican Lime tree.
They must be about 4-5 years old (house is only 4 years old) and don't seem to have been pruned or maintained. (House was a short sale.) One BIG sucker on the mystery tree. I've heard this is important to remove.
Should I attempt this myself? When? I don't like how tall the trees have become and they are VERY thick and thorny.
And, in all honesty, if anyone can recommend a good arborist to initially help me get this under control, then I'd be willing if the price is reasonable and I can take it from there.
I just need as cheap as possible w/o killing the trees OR good advice how I can start on this myself.
Thanks so much!