It only takes a little bit of planning to produce a lot of fruit!
When planting keep in mind how they will look when full grown and give them the room they need. You can plant them closer together but this will require more care on your part. Be careful when you mix varieties as some fruit trees should not be grown along side others of the same variety, such as lemons should not be grown along side oranges!
A few things you should plan for:
How are they going to get watered? Think about installing a drip system instead of using over head watering. Uses less water, controls diseases and pests.
Composting twice per year, Mulching twice per year or as needed and applications of organic fertilizers as needed.
Natural sprayings should be done as needed.
Immediate Help with Fruit Trees
For Immediate Relief: First do the obvious,
1..... is the tree being watered properly?
2..... is it being feed properly?
3..... is it under stress?
4..... is it damaged?
5..... is a bug attacking it?
6..... is a disease attacking it?
If any one or more of the above is a yes then we have a path to
follow in healing this tree's).
1.......if it needs watering give it a good slow soaking. Use a
soaker hose or a drip system. Give it a good slow watering for 10 hrs if possible.
Use a garden filter if possible.
2.......Feed it compost and a thin layer of rock dust and mulch well. Avoid chemical fertilizers.
check out Organic Fertilizers
3.......What is causing this stress? Look around the tree, is it in a bad place? are dogs peeing on it?
4.......Does it have car damage? Look carefully try to remove the problem.
5.......if you know that a bug is attacking it, try to ID the pest first which will give you some idea what you will need to do to correct it.
6.......if you know its a disease then try to ID what type it is and that will also help you to decided what to do to heal it.
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