Potted Improved Meyer Lemon tree in need of attention
Hello everyone, this is my first post on here so please do not refrain from educating me on the proper placement of posts if I happen to place my post in the wrong forum.
I have a Meyer Lemon I have in a terra cotta pot its called home for the last year. The tree is sitting on my condo's roof on the sixth floor where it gets an obscene amount of heat and sun during the summer. Last year when the tree was still new to the rooftop perch, we went on vacation and when I came back a week later, it had completely dried up. I proceeded to water it every day, and it made what appeared to be a full recovery. It was shorter than before, but the branches were completely full of leaves as opposed to before. I have since watered the tree pretty much every morning believing it to be so hot on the roof that it needs it. I have also maintained a regimen of Vigoro Citrus fertilizer every month during the spring/summer. This year it blossomed several times, but after the first batch of fruit set, it proceeded to turn yellow and fall off after getting at most 1/2 inch in diameter. Now the new leaves are starting to curl and turn upside down aside from a few misshappen leaves. I believe from what I've read here that I'm overwatering the tree.
I read on here all about root pruning and preferred soil blend for container plants while searching on the topic and already plan to perform a true repotting this coming spring (if not sooner based on forum feedbackl) and plan to use Al's mix.
The other fix I'm considering is moving the tree to my balcony where it would sit in the shade most of the day with roughly 2 3-hour windows of full direct sunlight a day. My peppers love it on the balcony. The other advantage of the balcony is that I'll be watering it with a watering can so the watering regimen can be whatever is necessary. On the roof I have a drip irrigation system that goes off every 3 hours, which I implemented so that I could go on vacation without killing everything.
Any thoughts? Feedback?