One of the most beautiful popularly grown flowering shrubs is Roses, although starting a rose garden may seem daunting to new gardeners. Nevertheless, growing roses for beginners doesn’t have to be a stressful endeavor. In fact, with proper planting and care, nearly anyone can easily become a successful rose gardener. Continue reading to learn more on how to take care of rose bushes.




How to Grow Roses Bushes

 It’s very vital to choose a site receiving at least 6 hours of sun each day when growing roses. Make sure you locate your rose bushes in well-drained, fertile soil. Plant dormant rose bushes in early spring (or fall). The potted plants can be planted any time between spring and fall, but preferably spring. If you’re planting bare root roses you can presoak them in water for at least twenty-four hours prior to placing them in the ground. Both bare root and potted rose bushes need to be planted about two feet (61 cm.) deep, with the hole large enough to accommodate the roots. Backfill the hole with soil and also add some well-rotted manure in with it and water them thoroughly. Then mound up additional soil around the base of the plant, however this is not compulsory for active growing roses.




How to Take Care of Rose Bushes

 Actually to care for rose bushes is very vital to their overall health and vigor, most especially when it comes to watering. Rose bushes require at least an inch (2.5 cm.) of water weekly throughout their growing season, beginning in spring or following spring planting. While overhead watering is suitable before the onset of new growth, it is often better to water the Rose bushes at the soil line using soaker hoses or similar means. The plants are very susceptible to fungal diseases, such as black spot and powdery mildew, most especially when their foliage is kept too wet. Fertilize the plant in spring, by following the label instructions carefully. However, with the addition of well-rotted manure each spring, this is usually adequate. Mulching your rose bush will also help retain moisture and may also offer some winter protection. Pruning the plant is another aspect to consider when caring for the plant. This often takes place once the leaf buds appear in spring. Make cuts about 1/4 inch (6 mm.) above the bud eyes and then prune out any twiggy or unhealthy branches. Starting a rose bushes garden and knowing how to take care of the plant shouldn’t be intimidating. In fact, it’s easier than you might think. Just give the plant what they need and before you know it, you’ll be rewarded with beautiful blooms.


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