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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Fmarulz
Jan 6, 2018 12:21 PM CST
Hi I´m new at gardening and I would love to have some advice with an avocado tree that I transplanted here in Argentina last fall (may 2017) now its summer and the tree seems to be struggling quite a bit with the heat I don´t really know what to do so any advice is much appreciated :D
Thanks here is the tree in question

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Hi update the tree is kinda dieing and I hope there is a way to save it here it is today
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I added dirt to the base idk if the roots were exposed to the sun or its the heat i hope it survives


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sallyg
Jan 7, 2018 7:59 AM CST
Does it have enough water?
Good that you took grass away from the base.
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Fmarulz
Jan 7, 2018 8:05 AM CST
sallyg said:Does it have enough water?
Good that you took grass away from the base.


The watering system hasnt been working for 2weeks but but I thinkthe tree is too far from it anyway but even if it wasnt far i cant fix it, someone will come later hopefully the tree will still be alive by then...
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DaisyI
Jan 7, 2018 2:59 PM CST
Do you have a bucket? Water the tree.
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Fmarulz
Jan 7, 2018 3:04 PM CST
DaisyI said:Do you have a bucket? Water the tree.


Im at this house on weekends only so I could only water it when im here. I water it with a bucket and a hose but I hope its enough until the watering system gets fixed
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Philipwonel
Jan 8, 2018 3:05 PM CST
Looks very sad . Needs water at minimum, twice a week, more if really warm. They need shallow frequent watering's, just enough to wet soil to 8 or so inches deep. Roots only 6 to 8 inches deep and seseptable to root rot, if ground stays wet to long.
You need at least a six foot diameter basin, at this time, clear of all vegetation around tree. Grass, etc, are steeling water. Roots spread several feet past drip line of tree.
A big watering ownce a week is not an answer, ground will not dry enough for roots to get some air.





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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Fmarulz
Jan 8, 2018 3:12 PM CST
Philipwonel said:Looks very sad . Needs water at minimum, twice a week, more if really warm. They need shallow frequent watering's, just enough to wet soil to 8 or so inches deep. Roots only 6 to 8 inches deep and seseptable to root rot, if ground stays wet to long.
You need at least a six foot diameter basin, at this time, clear of all vegetation around tree. Grass, etc, are steeling water. Roots spread several feet past drip line of tree.
A big watering ownce a week is not an answer, ground will not dry enough for roots to get some air.




If the tree is still alive by next weekend I will get rid of more grass around the tree thanks for the response : D
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Faridat
Jan 9, 2018 6:55 AM CST
Until your watering system gets fixed, you can mulch the surface of the soil to help the soil retain more the moisture that evaporates with the heat. Also, provide some shade so it won't suffer so much from the heat for now. Looks very dehydrated.
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