Ask a Question forum: Mandarin tree dry/sick/overwatered

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Rocklin, california
Dt15
Jun 27, 2017 1:10 PM CST
This is my mandarin tree outside, planted 1 year ago. Watering heavily every other day, currently 100 degree's outside. Gave zinc/mag a month ago with minimal improvement. Still looks like leaves are fading anf curling. Dont see any bugs or anything. What am i doing wrong??
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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Jun 27, 2017 2:24 PM CST
Welcome!

Are you fertilizing? You should be using an 'especially formulated for citrus' type fertilizer about once a month during the spring and summer.
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Rocklin, california
Dt15
Jun 27, 2017 3:03 PM CST
Yes i did the citrus feed a month ago but it says on the bottle to use it only once every three months. Should i do it more often?
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
Not all who wander are lost
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DaisyI
Jun 27, 2017 3:22 PM CST
No, use the fertilizer according to the label instructions.

You are overwatering and in danger of causing root rot. Stop watering so often. Water when the top 6 inches of soil is dry and then slow drip until the water stops soaking in.
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost

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