how to properly care for queen palm trees - Knowledgebase Question

Coprus Christi, TX
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Question by ehuerta62106
June 18, 2007
how to take proper care of queen palm trees just planted last week how to maintain trees seem limp already

Answer from NGA
June 18, 2007

I am sorry for this delayed reply to your gardening question. The spring rush has brought a deluge of questions and we are working hard to catch up!

Build a berm of soil about 4 feet in diameter and 4-6 inches high around the base of the plant. Fill it with water once or twice a week and allow it to soak in completely. this will help it get through this first critical summer. By next year regular watering of a larger area should suffice. Fertilize in spring with a lawn type fertilizer at a rate of one to 2 cups per 50 square feet and water it in well with an inch of sprinkler irrigation. Repeat in early summer.

Thanks for the question. Best wishes for a wonderful gardening season. Please stop in again soon!

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