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Sensible Gardening: Tips for Planting and Upkeep of Roses

Posted on November 10th, 2015 by Prunin Arboriculture & Landscape

Roses are both beautiful and fragrant. They come in many colors and varieties. Some are known to climb while others bush out and can create ornamental hedges and boundaries. With proper care, they can flourish and grow for several years without having to be replaced.

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Purchasing Roses
When you are purchasing roses, find out the best time to plant them. Some species may need to be planted earlier than others, so that the roots can be fully grounded before they begin to awake from their dormant state. The roses chosen should also be suitable for your particular climate.

Proper Planting Techniques
Make sure roses are planted where they will receive several hours of full sunlight every day. You should also make sure that you have enough room to dig a hole that is large enough for the root ball to spread and grow comfortably.

Watering
Different varieties of roses will take different amounts of water. Make sure you have completely read the care instructions for each type of rose and water it accordingly.

Feeding
Roses must be fed regularly, especially if they are blooming. Try to avoid chemical fertilizers, if possible. Epsom salts and magnesium can also be added occasionally for renewed growth.

Pruning
Pruning removes dead leaves, branches and sections of the plant that are not producing well. Proper pruning allows the healthiest part of the plant to flourish. If you have questions about how to properly prune your rose bushes, contact a local landscaping and lawn care professional.

Winterizing
Winterizing your roses protects them from the cold and allows them to remain safe from disease while they are dormant. Covering your bushes protects the stems from frost. Winterizing all of your landscaping plants is an important part of lawn care.

General Care
Closely monitor your roses for any signs of pests or disease. Both can quickly spread and damage the plants. Remove any dead leaves or debris from around the base of the bush to protect the stem from being damaged by excess moisture.

Follow these tips to find your roses thriving well.

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