Rose Growing Success Tips

Posted in Caring For Your Roses, Planting Your Roses

Here are five success tips for growing and caring for your roses …

Plant In A Sunny Location: Roses need at least six hours of sun per day, so plant them in a location where they’ll get full benefit from the sun …

We tend to plant them where they will face west or south so they’ll get afternoon sun (at least in the Midwest!)

Adequate Drainage: Wherever you decide to plant your roses, make sure it’s an area where they will have adequate drainage …

What this means is to make sure any excess water will drain off naturally. Roses do not like to sit in pools and puddles of water …

Use Mulch: We recommend putting mulch around the plants to keep out weeds and to help retain moisture in dry spells.

But, don’t stack mulch up against your roses! Leave a few inches mulch free around the root ball of the rose. This will prevent too much moisture and subsequent rotting …

Julia Child Rose

Julia Child Rose

Consistent Watering: Roses need about one inch of water per week. So if the weather doesn’t cooperate, you’ll need to augment with hand watering …

Place a hose on low stream at the base of your rose and water until they are reasonably saturated but not soaked …

Keep Your Garden Clean: This is an underrated success tip!

It’s very important to remove any loose debris around your roses, like petals that may have shed, twigs, bark, or anything else.

Extraneous debris usually leads to insect problems. Make sure to keep your entire rose garden area clean. Your roses will appreciate your diligence!

Tournament of Roses Grandiflora

Tournament of Roses Grandiflora

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