Saturday, January 20, 2018
Home and Garden

Timely Tendings: Fertilize citrus trees this month

Fertilize citrus trees this month using a formulation of 6-6-6 or 8-8-8. (The Pinellas County Fertilizer Ordinance exempts fruit trees and vegetable gardens.)

Apply fertilizer to the entire root area, which usually extends well beyond the drip line of the tree. If the tree is surrounded by turf and the turf is fertilized, additional fertilizer is not needed.

The amount of fertilizer varies according to the age of the tree. Fertilizer should be applied three times a year in February, June, and October.

For additional information on home citrus culture: edis.ifas.ufl.edu/topic_citrus_home_citrus_culture.

For additional lawn and garden information, visit the UF/IFAS Pinellas County Extension website at pinellascountyextension.org and askextension.org.

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