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Repotting a Lemon Tree

The trees are blossoming and the daffodils are out, and that means the fruit trees are about to enter their growth phase for the year. So, early or not, it’s time to start tree maintenance. I had a little lemon tree in a small pot who was past due for a spacious new home, so I took an hour and made the switch.

Lemon tree very pretty
Hi, pretty.
  1. Find a suitable container.
  2. Make sure the container has adequate drainage. 
  3. Put the container in its new place.
  4. Add a layer of gravel and detritus to help keep the roots happy. Lemon trees like moist, but not damp soil.
  5. Build up the soil layer to create a base for your tree. Water the soil and pack it lightly.
  6. Remove the tree from its old pot. Shake the roots loose, and if the tree is root bound, make sure to carefully separate a few out to assist with the growth process, and to keep old roots from strangling new growth.
  7. If using solid fertilizer, add it now.
  8. Top up the soil to the same level as in the previous pot.
  9. Water again.
  10. Add mulch or ground cover to assist with moisture retention.
  11. Enjoy your beautiful tree!

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