No pain no gain – care about your roses
Planting roses means to care for them too, even it is an easy-care variety. Without rose care the plants would wither, get pests and diseases and in the end you will get an ugly, shabby shrub or even worse, the plant will die.
But don’t worry, it sounds more difficult than it is in reality.
Starting in spring with pruning, until late fall with preparing the plants for the winter, every task can be easily done. But like every work that needs to be done you shouldn’t skip any step to avoid troubles and extra work.
Tending strategies for roses are more than beauty care, because this makes your plants fit against pests, diseases and severe frosts.
After a long winter, all rose gardeners are bursting to work with their beloved roses.
Removing the winter protection (depends on where you live) and pruning will be one of the first things to do in early spring. Get some information about how and when to take action about early spring rose gardening tasks.
In hot and dry summer-seasons roses can get much stressed. During that time you should look after your plants more often, to make sure they feel good. Read about which task to conduct for summer rose care.
Depending on where you live, late fall is the time to prepare your plants for the winter. Protection and preparation for the cold season will be the main topic for fall rose care.
In regions of cold winters protecting roses is a must. This section will show you the most important tasks for winterizing roses.
That’s not enough? I am sorry, but like you, roses need to get watered and they need food too, to stay alive. Sometimes I think they behave like princesses, they need attention and as a reward they will show us their full prettiness.
Without water, no living. Roses are very sensitive plants and it is critical watering your roses in the correct way.
To mulch roses gives you a well-rounded picture of your plants. But that is just one advantage. Mulching Roses is a must, to protect your plants from changing weather and drying out too fast.
Epson salts contain Magnesium sulfate and help roses to produce more flowers. It is good practice to add Epson salt every spring around the plants.
Deadheading means removing a plant’s flowers as they fade. This often encourages roses to set additional blooms. Make your flowers bloom longer and look tidier by deadheading.
Soil is the elixir for roses. Learn what good soil for roses means to the plants and how to improve soil for roses.
A long-rang strategy to constantly improve clay soil would be to add good garden compost or composted manure annually.