Don’s Expert Answers: Fruit trees

Question From: 
Malene in  Bruce Rock,  Bruce Rock WA


Nature of problem: 
Fruit trees


Type of Plant (if known): 
Apple, orange, lime, advokqdo


Symptoms of Plant Illness (please try NOT to diagnose your problems yourself): 
No illness


Soil Type (e.g. sandy, clay or loam) OR Potting Mix Type: 


How often do you water the plant:
Twice per day


How many hours of sunlight does the plant get each day:
8 +


What type of plant is it:
Just fruit trees


How long since you planted it:
6 months


Have you fertilised? If so, with what and when:


Is the plant indoors or outdoors: 


Is the plant in a pot or in the ground: 


What other treatments have you given the plant: 

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Other Comments: 
We live in rural WA and have planted 6 fruit trees in our backyard. Ideally we would like to plant lawn around them.
If we leave a 1m circle around each tree would it be ok?


Answer: Yes that is OK – BUT you must install an irrigation system to each tree. 1 or 2 mini spray heads per tree inside the (preferably) 1.5 to 2m diameter mulched area.  Don