Pruning is an important and easy part of proper citrus tree care. The best time to prune your citrus tree is after harvest. Remove all suckers whenever they are observed. Also, always prune away any dead citrus tree branches.

Pruning a citrus tree to remove diseased, broken, or crossing branches is also a good way to maintain your citrus tree’s health. Remember that some citrus trees will have thorns, and you should use caution when pruning such limbs.


Water is essential to all life, and the same is true for lemon trees, oranges, and ruby red grapefruit. If you have followed this guide, then you know well-drained soil is essential to a thriving citrus tree. Watering your citrus is equally important.

The Best Way To Water Your Citrus Trees

When grown in a container, citrus trees prefer periodic deep watering over frequent, light doses. Deep watering promotes deeper root growth and strengthens your tree. Allowing a few to several days between watering lets the soil drain properly. It’s fine to allow the top of the soil to dry out.

Citrus Trees And Water Quality

Also, the water quality is important. Most water from an irrigation well will serve your citrus trees nicely. If your tap water is hard (alkaline), it could prevent elements in your soil from being absorbed by the tree.Adding a teaspoon of vinegar to each quart of water will increase soil acidity, and prevent this issue in a potted plant. For citrus trees in the ground, it is more feasible to amend the soil to have a higher acidity to compensate for overly alkaline water.