Spring is one of the busiest times in the garden. Here are a range of things to be on the look out for with your citrus & fruit trees and a guide to transplanting your citrus trees.

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Transplanting Citrus Trees

Transplanting citrus is an easy exercise and well worth the effort to ensure lovely juicy citrus for many years to come. Citrus need a sunny spot so make sure your chosen area receives lots of sun. Autumn is the perfect time to transplant citrus.

Prepare the chosen area by enriching the soil with Yates Dynamic Lifter Organic Plant Food. If the soil is clay-based, add gypsum and fork in well.

Dig out your citrus making sure you get as large a root-ball as possible. Dig the planting hole twice as wide and to the same depth as the root-ball. Position in hole and backfill, gently firming down. Form a raised ring around the plant, creating a well so that water will go where it’s needed most. Water in well.

Mulch around the base with organic mulch like bark chips or pea straw, keeping it away from the trunk. Apply Yates Thrive Natural Fish & Seaweed+ Plant Food Concentrate every 2 weeks, this will help your citrus settle into its new home. Feed your citrus with Yates Thrive Citrus & Fruit Granular Plant Food throughout the year, in early spring, summer and again in autumn.   

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