How To Plant Roses: Drainage Tips

Posted in Caring For Your Roses, Planting Your Roses, Rose Growing Tips

One lesser known aspect of planting roses is making sure the area you’re planting them in has adequate drainage …

What does this mean?

Well, as much as roses enjoy being watered, they don’t like to sit in a pool of water that can’t drain off …

So when you choose your planting location, you’ll have to be sure that any excess water (rain) will drain off in a reasonable period of time.

Here’s the best way to check …

First, decide on a tentative location to plant your roses. Then, go ahead and dig the hole intended for your rose plant. But don’t plant it just yet …

Fill the hole with water. It should drain on its own within a few hours. If it doesn’t, you may need to improve the drainage …

If the water does drain, that’s perfect!

This means the roots won’t rot when watered and have a better chance of not freezing in winter …

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