How to maintain your Rose garden.

A lot of people choose not to grow roses because they believe they do too much work.

Follow the  below mentioned  simple steps , that will make your roses pretty  and keep the rose plant  healthy.

Fertilize your plants every three weeks during active flowering. Roses require a balanced diet, like most herbs. You will want to choose a fertilizer with nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium.This is often made easier by selecting one of the many brand new rose foods available at any home or garden center.

Keep a close watch on pests and diseases and respond quickly to eradicate them. Rose disease and insect problems include black spot, mildew, and drought, along with insects such as Japanese beetles. Control is easy, and regular use of chemicals that control most fungal diseases and harmful insects is effective.

Use pesticides labeled with roses as needed, weekly fungicide treatments to control mildew and black spot. Strictly follow the instructions on  the label. Pesticides are poison and not good for health. if you don’t like it , there are a number of organic ways  for prevent insects.

Pesticides do not distinguish between good bugs and bad, and you do not want to kill beneficial insects .Organic soaps that treat most insects are available for purchase.

You can also buy beneficial insects such as mantis or ladybugs that are praying at your local nursery.

Roses require one inch of water per week for each bush. Watering the bushes during the dry season will ensure continuous flowering during the growing season. Drip irrigation is good for slow, thorough, and deep watering of plants. These hoses are snacked on by your rose bed, under the mulch to cover the hose, and are attached to a regular hose when watering. Watering this way is to turn on the spigot once a week.

Mulch the plants with pine needles or bark to protect the water, cool the soil, and discourage weeds. Remove spent flowers to help the plants bloom and stimulate new growth.

Practice disbudding to promote the growth of large flowers. Disbudding is the early removal of flowering buds. This training removes the competition for nutrients to the remaining buds.

In hybrid tea roses, the terminal bud first forms. It is the bud at the tip of the stem. Soon, the secondary buds form around the terminal bud. Early removal of these secondary buds will send the energy of the ROS into the terminal bud and cause a large bloom.

Remove the secondary buds searly in their growth. As you walk through your rose garden, look for any sick cane, dead wood, and herds. Cut them at any time, but do not prune hard in the summer. Finally, as soon as you spot any weeds, take them out.

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