When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemonade!

11 May 20

If you’re stuck at home, looking out the window at your garden, now might be the perfect time to plant a lemon tree, or another variety of citrus tree. 

Autumn is the best time to do this. There’s still enough heat in the soil for your newly planted citrus tree to get its roots established and settled in, before the colder winter weather hits. Then, come springtime, your citrus tree will be ready to go. And grow. And hopefully produce lots of lovely flowers and then fruit. 

How to pick the right spot for your citrus tree
Make sure you pick a good spot in your garden where your citrus tree will get plenty of sun, good drainage and have room to grow.

When talking citrus fruit, people generally think of lemons, limes, oranges, mandarins and grapefruit, but you may be surprised to know that there are 40 varieties of citrus fruits in Australian nurseries! Which means there’s sure to be something that both appeals to you and that will grow in your garden — no matter where you live. 

For example, if you live in Melbourne, yes it’s cool so lemons would love it there, but how about some pots of ornamental mandarin trees in a sunny spot in your courtyard? Think outside the square, visit your local garden shop and let your V.I.P. Lawns and Garden franchisee help you with planning and planting your citrus trees this autumn. 

V.I.P. is still here and going strong
We want to assure all our customers that our franchisees are still here and ready to help you with your garden needs. And we do a lot more than planning and planting — check out all the lawn and garden services we offer here or give us a call on 13 26 13. We'd love to help you with your garden!

When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemonade!