avocado tree plan in small rocks and clay - Knowledgebase Question

san jose, Ca
Question by kimthaipham
June 25, 2008
what do I have to perpare for planing a hass avocado tree my back yard get alot of small rocks hard clay can I use the soil buster I have bought it at homdepot, If I can Please show me how to work with it. Thank you very much.


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Answer from NGA
June 25, 2008

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Avocado trees are adapted to most soil types, provided the soil has good internal drainage. The tree will not perform well in poorly drained soils, nor will it tolerate flooding. The best way to improve your soil prior to planting is to dig in a good amount of organic matter (compost, aged manure, etc.) to help loosen the soil so the roots can easily penetrate. You can use the Soil Buster, which is calcium. These gypsum pellets can simply be added to the soil around the planting hole and mixed into the soil you take from the planting hole. I'd still add some organic matter, though to make the soil rich and loose for the roots of your new tree.

Good luck with your new tree.

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