How To Keep A Fig Tree Healthy

Question From: S. Finsterer - Tucson, Arizona, United States
Q: Hi , I live in Tucson Az and inherited a 15 or 20 year-old FIGTREE. Arizona is getting hotter by the year 😰 I read that I should put down organic fertilizer to keep the ground moist and Repel bugs . My question is where do find it and what kind should I get ? Thank you very much

A: Organic fertilizer does neither. A thin layer of compost and three inches of organic mulch will help keep the soil moist, however you will need to water this tree on a regular basis. I would get and onsite inspection from a certified arborist, a professional in the care of trees, for advice on the condition and care of your tree. The growing conditions vary form location to location and region to region. To find a professional in your area go to and enter your zip code. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy