Transplanting A Lemon Tree – Best Time To Transplant Lemon Trees
The best time to transplant a lemon tree is during the winter season. However, it is not necessary to wait until the last minute because there are many factors which influence when to transplant a lemon tree. For example, if you live in an area where winters are milder than others then your chances of having a frosty winter may cause you to delay the decision making process. Also, if you have a large garden or a big house then you will need to make sure that all the plants are protected from freezing temperatures.
Also, remember that it is better to transplant a new tree rather than an older one since old trees tend to rot faster due to lack of sunlight. If you do decide to wait until the last minute then it would be wise to plant the tree near an existing lemon tree so that they can share light and air.
In addition, it is advisable to keep the soil moist at all times while waiting for the right time to transplant a lemon tree. You might want to use a drip irrigation system with some type of sprinkler head attached so that water does not run off into nearby areas. It is also good idea to place the tree in a shady location away from direct sun exposure.
The decision that you make now will greatly affect your future success when it comes to growing and harvesting a large quantity of lemons. It is important to remember that the sun has a direct impact on the growth process so make sure that you do not place your new tree in an area that gets direct sunlight. You may need to build a temporary structure over the tree to protect it from the sun until it is big enough to withstand the full force of the rays.
In any case, as soon as you see the tree start to bud then it is ready to be transplanted into its final resting place. Depending on the time of year, the tree may take in more or less time to produce a full crop of lemons. The most important thing is to make sure that the tree is properly watered and remains disease free so that it continues to produce year after year.
In addition, take time to enjoy the new environment. Now that you have spent so much time planning and working in your garden, it is only natural that you want to spend as much time outside as possible. Every year your tree will produce more fruit until it eventually reaches its peak production level which can last for many years if you continue to care for it properly.
Lemon trees are great to have around the house because not only do they produce tasty fruit, but the leaves are also used for cooking and their flowers can even be made into perfume. In addition, the trees themselves can add that extra touch of elegance that every home desires.
Visitors will want to spend more time at your place just to experience the natural beauty that you have created with your own two hands. Even you will feel like your home has truly become a magical place that you never want to leave.
A small trickle of sweat drips down your cheek as your hands firmly grasp the rough bark of your lemon tree. It has been a long time coming but your dream is about to finally come true. After weeks of planning and hard work, it is time to transplant your lemon tree to its permanent location.
All around you, your friends and family cheer as they look on with admiration.
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