How to Grow Roses

Learn the Secrets to Growing Roses and Creating a Beautiful Rose Garden

By Mark J. Donovan

So you’re looking to grow roses and not sure where to begin. Roses are a beautiful addition to any flower garden. Growing roses is relatively simple to do, particularly if you choose the right roses. By following my tips below you can grow your own rose garden this year.

First, make sure you pick a type of rose that is easy to grow in your climate. Any local nursery garden can give you advice on which types of roses are best for your climate.

Second, pick an easy rose to grow. A few types of roses that are considered easy to grow include Iceberg, Baby Love, Sunsprite and Flower Carpet.

Third, consider the color and fragrance you prefer to see and smell in your rose garden.

Fourth, ask your local nursery what type of soil is right for the types of roses you want to grow. Also, carefully read the planting instructions on the rose plant package. For best results growing roses it is important to use a lot of organic matter in the soil. Also, make sure the soil has good drainage or else the roots will rot.

Fifth, again read the planting instructions on the rose plant package for understanding how much water is required to keep your rose plants healthy and growing well. You can over-water rose plants so develop a regular schedule for watering your rose bushes.

You may want to use a sprinkler system or or a drip irrigation system to ensure that you water your roses evenly and regularly. Also, if your area has rose disease issues, you may want to use a drip irrigation system exclusively. Keeping water off the rose leaves is helpful for prevent the roses from catching rose diseases.

Sixth, mulch your rose garden to keep down weed growth and for keeping the soil moist. Mulch is also helpful in the early spring when the ground is cold and is still susceptible to freezing. When the weather gets warmer remove some of the mulch to allow the root system to breath better.

Seventh, understand what types of nutrients are essential for the types of roses you are growing. The pH level of the soil is critical when growing roses, thus you should test the soil pH regularly. With the proper soil pH the roses can better absorb the nutrients that you introduce to the soil, thus achieving fuller and healthier rose bushes.

For ideal rose growing, the pH should between 6 and 6.5. Also make sure to test you soil to see what nutrients are required.

Eighth, prune your rose bushes so that they remain healthy and looking beautiful all growing season long.

Lastly, make sure to apply pesticides properly to your rose bushes to ensure they are free of insects and pests that can damage and destroy them.

With these simple instructions on how to grow rose you should be able to create your own beautiful rose garden.

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