How to plant fruit trees

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How to plant fruit trees

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Fruit trees not only look great, they can be a productive part of your garden. We’ll take you through the steps to plant a fruit tree and have it thriving in no time. Remember to select a site that gets plenty of sun, is well drained and has good quality soil for best results. 

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Step by Step Instructions

1 Dig your hole
2 Plant the tree
3 Fertilise and mulch
  • Step 1. Dig your hole

    Citrus trees grow best in areas with plenty of sunlight. When digging your hole for the tree, make sure it is twice the size of the root base. It’s also good idea to give your tree some room to grow, so leave a clear area around the base. 
  • Step 2. Plant the tree

    Remove the tree from the pot by giving it a little tap on the edge. Tease out the roots of the tree and then place the tree in the middle of the hole. Backfill the hole with your existing soil so it just covers the potting mix. Then compact your soil so there aren’t any air pockets within the hole. 

  • Step 3. Fertilise and mulch

    Following the instructions on the pack, add seaweed fertiliser to your watering can and drizzle on the plant. This will help the tree as it moves from the pot to the garden bed. Then spread 5-10cm of mulch around the base of the tree. This will help it retain water and help the tree retain heat in winter.

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