Lemon trees provide you with a source of fresh citrus fruits, beautiful green foliage and a delightful aroma in your environment. Propagated easily from seed, the trees can be planted in your yard using the seeds from a fresh lemon fruit. With the right environment and soil conditions, you can introduce these fragrant flowering fruit trees to your home garden and landscape.
Choose a spot in your yard to plant the lemon seed. Lemon trees require full sunlight, so a bright, sun-drenched part of your yard is a good choice.
Dig a 1-foot-deep hole where you'll plant the tree.
Fill the hole with a blend of organic potting soil or compost to enrich the earth in which the lemon tree will grow.
Cut a lemon in half, carefully, to expose the seeds.
Sow an undamaged lemon seed straight into the soil, approximately 1-inch deep. The depth improves the strength of the lemon tree's sprout and stalk.
Water the sown ground liberally, every five days, with approximately 2 1/2 gallons of water. Increase the amount of water to five gallons every five days once the plant is 2 feet tall.