Elizabeth  Gallant
Elizabeth Gallant
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  • Rocklin, CA
Asked on Jul 15, 2018

My mature grapefruit tree is looking pretty droopy. Help?

Elizabeth  GallantOliva

Answered

This grapefruit tree is on a regular drip system that gives it water to the roots every day. Summers here are very very hot but I wonder if too much water is not good.

2 answers
  • Oliva
    on Jul 15, 2018

    If leaves turn yellow, it generally indicates too much water, but much of the country is experiencing high temps, requiring a great deal of water for plants. Have you tried mulching to control evaporation? If you suspect too much water, reduce the amount, or try watering every other day, to better determine the problem. Perhaps it needs fertilized, as too much water can leach nutrients.

  • Elizabeth Gallant
    on Jul 15, 2018

    Thanks Oliva re grapefruit tree. I will try fertilizer and cut back on the drip.

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