Need advice on soil amendment for citrus tree
Hello. Im looking for advice on how to fix a Navel Orange tree I planted last year. Today I have removed a 2'x 2' area of grass from the tree. The problem is the tree is very skinny and some what pale green but the roots extend far out from the 2 foot square I have just cut. The tree is also full of many flowers and small fruit. My questions are...
#1 I have accidentally chopped some of the ends of those long shallow roots, will the tree be OK? I cannot believe how small the tree is with such a nice root system.
#2 I am planning on amending the soil with half cow manure and half normal soil for now. Maybe feeding in the coming weeks or month with a liquid citrus fertilizer as well?
#3 Do you think the grass will grow back from under the compost? I have dug down to about 3" - 4"
You guys are pros and any help would be great. I plan on doing the same thing with my peach tree tomorrow. Do you think it will interfere with the blooming of the peach as the buds are just about the go pink?