Tips For Summer Rose Care
Follow these simple steps to
get beautiful blossoms and healthy flowers
A good feed at the start of the growing season in springtime will lay the
base of bright and healthy growth in the summer time.
Of course, it is
possible to grow healthy roses simply by applying plenty of garden compost or
manure but for optimum performance, an additional boost is required.
Summer In The Rose Garden
Roses respond to attention and care and especially to
watering, feeding and mulching. Simple tasks like control weeds or deadheading
will improve the appearance of the rose garden as well as keep the plants in
Depending on the weather conditions, the summer rose care
may start a few weeks earlier or later in the year.
Early Summer Rose Care
- Control Weeds –
Maybe one of the most displeasing tasks in the garden, but it has to be done
- Mulching – if
necessary and if you have not already done so. Choose a day when the ground is
moist to avoid moisture loss. It improves the appearance of the bed and
- Spray – if
necessary spray to control pests and diseases
Last but not least, do not forget to
water your roses. At any time, one thorough soaking is better than regular
- Deadheading – Removing dead
flowers as they fade helps to improve the production of fresh blooms on
repeat-flowering roses. Do not remove the heads of roses grown for their
- Feeding – preferred with
a rose fertilizer. Deficiency of any important nutrients will result in weak
growth, small and poor flowers and discolored leaves
- Disease control – check for
mildew, rust and blackspot
- Prune ramblers – when they have
- Trim rose hedges – after
flowering unless they will have decorative hips
This is also the time to plant new container-grown
roses to add some more color to your garden, and if you want to increase
your stock, it is the right time taking semi-ripe
Late Summer Tasks
If the early and mid summer rose
care is executed well and your roses bloom prolifically, you can lean back and
enjoy your flowers.
Only a few specialized tasks you may consider, such as to
continue to take semi-ripe cuttings or think about new rose orders for the fall
For climbers and ramblers tie in
strong new shoots to extend the framework.
Summer Rose Care
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