'work in' compost?
This question could have gone in several forums, but I decided on this one. I have some compost ready and would like to put it around some fruit trees that I put in the ground this past spring. Here in New Mexico we haven't had any rain for weeks, so I have dug a depression around each tree, such that I can give the tree several inches of water without it running off and watering my goat heads that fill the backyard. When I read to "work in" compost, what does that mean? Should I dig up the soil around the tree and add the compost? Can I simply put the compost in the depression and water it? The trees flowered briefly this spring but didn't fruit this year, which I understand is not unusual for first-year trees. I would be grateful for any help. Thanks, Father Nikolai