The house we have bought has a number of trees in the garden and I'm looking for advice for basically how to take care of them. How often and how much to water them and any other particular tips and tricks.
If it helps, I'm in Istanbul which has pretty hot summers (36 degrees at the moment) and wet and cold winters, often with snow. Our back garden has the sun on it pretty much most of the day. Side and front garden the sun hits from around midday.
Thuja orientalis pyramidalis - I think this is what they're called. Newly planted, about 1.6 metres at the moment.
Olive tree - Mature. Olives are coming through now.
Plum tree - Mature. This produced green plums ('erik' in Turkish) the past couple of months. Has produced nice green plums. I think this is Prunus cerasifera?
Plum tree - newly planted. Same species of tree as above. Currently very small, about 1.2m
Apple tree - Mature. As of a couple of weeks ago the apples stated falling but they're small, not your normal size apples.
Rose bush - Newly planted.
Side and front garden:
Pear tree - Mature. Same situation with the apple tree with dropped fruit and the size.
Mandarin tree - I think it's a mandarin tree, though it's more like a tall bush.
Monterey Cypress / Goldcrest Cypress (Cupressus Macrocarpa Goldcrest) - These are newly planted, currently about 1.30m.
I'm concerned about the newly planted trees and the apple and pear tree mainly at the moment. Some people we've spoken with have given us contradicting information thus we're a little confused at the moment.