Prevent Rose Pests And Diseases

Animal Pests – How To Deter

Posted by on Jun 10, 2017 in Prevent Rose Pests And Diseases | Comments Off on Animal Pests – How To Deter

“How do I stop the rabbits and deer from eating my plants?” That’s one of the most common questions I’m asked. It can be very frustrating…you just planted a beautiful miniature rose and two days later you discover bunnies munching it down to the ground. Or those lovely shrub roses you added to your garden turn out to be a big all-you-can-eat buffet for the local deer population. Rabbit Proofing Your Roses The best defense against rabbits I’ve found is a 3-foot-tall chicken-wire fence (use 1-inch mesh or smaller) with another 6 inches buried in the soil so...

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Prevent Rose Pests and Diseases

Posted by on Jun 8, 2017 in Caring For Your Roses, Prevent Rose Pests And Diseases, Rose Growing Tips | Comments Off on Prevent Rose Pests and Diseases

The very best way to avoid rose diseases is to plant varieties that are disease resistant.  That’s what we want:  low maintenance, easy care roses … In recent years I stopped spraying my roses with chemicals…for the sake of our health and our dog friends. I now use organic sprays, homemade tonics, and enlist the […]

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The very best way to avoid rose diseases is to plant varieties that are disease resistant.  That’s what we want:  low maintenance, easy care roses … In recent years I stopped spraying my roses with chemicals…for the sake of our health and our dog friends. I now use organic sprays, homemade tonics, and enlist the help of beneficial bugs to keep my roses humming and strumming.  I like the Bayer Advanced non-synthetic Natria line, especially the Insect-Disease-Mite spray … Also, good cultural care can reduce the number of challenges your roses will present each season...

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