When you live in the Sunshine State, you have a lot of benefits. Florida residents enjoy blue skies, abundant sunshine and plenty of fresh, delicious produce. Planting fruit trees in your yard is a great way to save money while eating more fresh produce. Instead of running to the grocery store when you run out of fruit, you can walk to your backyard and pick a fresh, healthy snack.
However, you also need to take precautions when planting fruit trees in Florida. If you are considering adding fruit trees to your landscaping, keep these important tips in mind.
Choose Your Trees Carefully
Choosing the right trees is probably the most important key to growing success. Apples might be your favorite fruit, but that doesn’t mean that all apple varieties can grow successfully in Cape Coral’s tropical climate.
It’s no secret that Florida is a great place to grow citrus, so choosing oranges, lemons or limes is a great place to start. Peaches and nectarines are also excellent choices for Florida growers. Peaches are an especially good choice for growers who want to see relatively quick results. Many citrus varieties won’t produce edible fruit for up to five years, but you can enjoy delicious peaches within just one to two years after planting.
Research Care Before Planting
In addition to choosing the right trees, it’s also important to research the proper care of fruit trees before you plant. This helps you make wise purchasing decisions. For instance, you might choose one tree over another based on its watering schedule or necessary amount of sunlight.
When you take the time to do your research, you can choose trees that have a much better chance of thriving in your current environment.
When you start thinking about the beauty of fresh produce in your yard, it’s easy to get carried away. However, it’s best to start small when it comes to fruit trees.
Don’t redesign your entire backyard to accommodate a host of trees in multiple varieties. Instead, choose one or two trees to plant. The first few years are always a learning experience, and it’s easier to not become overwhelmed when you are only dealing with a small number of trees.
Don’t Be Afraid to Ask for Help
Finally, don’t feel like you have to do everything on your own. At R&R Sprinkler and Landscape, we are here to help your yard be both beautiful and functional.
If watering your new trees is taking up too much of your time, ask us about sprinkler and irrigation options. When it comes to plants, shrubs and trees, we are experts, and we are always willing to help our valued customers and answer their questions.
If you want to learn more about the best fruit trees for Florida, please contact R&R Sprinkler and Landscape today. Since we live and work in Cape Coral, we understand what works well in Florida’s tropical climate. We look forward to helping you create the yard of your dreams!
R & R Sprinkler & Landscape
931 SE 11th Avenue
Cape Coral, FL 33990