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What can I do to help my fruit trees? | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN
February 1, 2018, 11:06 am
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Question : What can I do to help my fruit trees?

I did a short blog a few days ago to remind everyone that its a good time to apply dormant oil to your fruit trees. That led to several phone calls and conversations on what other things I need to do NOW… So I want to expound on that topic. I gave a slight mention of trimming and cleaning up around your fruit trees – but this is a big deal! here’s a short list of things to do right now –

  •  Trim/prune your fruit trees. Remove dead or diseased branches, crossing branches, touching or rubbing limbs, remove suckers, etc. Open them up a little and manage their size while pruning.
  • Clean up all trimmings and last years leaf matter etc. This is HUGE and will help in pest management!
  • Fertilize with an Organic fertilizer that is labeled for edibles.
  • Apply Dormant oil! Really wet it down from top to bottom and shake often to keep the oil emulsified in the sprayer.
  • Make sure you mulch! It will help stabilize the soil temp. & moisture level in the soil. PLUS – it will protect your tree from being damaged by mowers and string trimmers – the #1 reason for ornamental tree damage.

    This is one of my favorite fertilizers! Organic and your fruit tastes great! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

    Later in the season, use an organic spray on your trees to help produce beautiful, pest free fruit!

    Use a good fruit tree spray after the blooms fall to help produce pest free, delicious fruit.

Do these things over the next few weeks and expect a great year of homegrown fruit!


Dilly, Dilly 🙂


Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, Tn. 38305
Ph# 731-424-2206

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