Caring for IN GROUND Citrus
There seems to be a wealth of information regarding container-grown citrus, but I'm having a hard time educating myself about the proper care for In-Ground trees. If those of you with more experience can share your thoughts on this thread, please do so!
Here are some of my personal questions, but feel free to elaborate on anything else you think is crucial to successfully growing in-ground citrus.
1. How often do you water and how much water do you give it? Is there some kind of ratio for watering in relation to tree size?
2. How often do you fertilize? How do you apply fertilizer? If I use Foliage Pro on my container trees can I also use it on the in-ground citrus?
3. How do I prune to to encourage fruit or is this necessary at all?
4. Is it a good idea to put some kind of ground cover or mulch on the areas around the trees? Is a layer of peat moss a good idea or are pine needles or wood chips better? How close to the trunk do you put mulch?
Here are some pictures of the trees we planted a couple of months ago. Happy to hear any insight on their condition. Ignore that unfinished wood chip path it is a work in progress :)
Left to Right: Red Grapefruit--Cumquat(in back)--Meyer Lemon
M.Lemon put out a good amount of growth and has little fruit on it (yay!)
The Red Grapfruit hasnt made any flowers since we planted it and is doing this leaf curling thing. What should we do?
Looking forward to hearing from everyone!