Happy St. Patrick's Day. My great grandparents came to our beautiful country many years ago. And even if you are not of Irish decent, they say, "EVERYONE is Irish on St. Patrick's Day!"
I have three container grown Meyer Lemon Trees. The one I have a little concern about is about 1-1/2 years ago -has been doing great. It has blooms on it and I pruned it a few months ago. I noticed that even though the leaves are green and the plant otherwise looks happy; it is dropping its leaves. I have the same drainage in the container as I have in the other two; but noticed yesterday, the soil seems wet. I thought I would re-pot it with new, dry soil (with Spagnum Moss, Perlite and Miracle Gro potting soil) -in pretty much the same size pot; and screen wire in the bottom of the pot.
Should I rinse the soil from the roots, or just re-pot it and see if that stops the leaves from dropping? I am growing this one for my nephew; and I want it to be nice when I give it to him. He wants to wait until the cold weather is behind us before taking it.
Here is a picture (I think I already removed the fallen leaves from the pot). Also, since it is St. Patrick's Day, I am attaching a picture of my sweet cat, who died a couple of years ago. She was 16-1/2 when she died. She loved lying on the patio on right by the garden when I was planting or taking care of flowers and plants.
Thanks for your opinion as to if you think it could have dropped leaves because the soil is wet; not damp and if I need to scoot the soil off the roots when I re-pot it or just re-pot it.