The art of planting roses doesn’t have to be a complicated thing to do. When you have the right knowledge there is no limit to how beautiful you can create a garden or rosebush. In this guide, you will not only have all the right skills at your fingertips, but you will get 10 tips that you can use to plant your very own bed of roses. Once you have planted your roses, you will smell the wonderful fragrances that roses give you at any time of your day!
Here are some of our best ideas and tips for planting your roses.
- Check with your local gardening center or florist for the best type of roses to grow in your climate. If you are a novice, you should look for disease resistant types of roses because they require a lot less maintenance.
- When planting roses, you should pick a spot that is well lit in the morning. You also want to make sure the area is sunlit for at least 6 hours a day. Roses need a great deal of light if you want them to grow properly!
- Pick an area that has plenty of well-drained soil. Great soil has a pH level where the amount of acid in the soil is at about 5.5-7.0. You can get a testing kit for your soil at any garden center.
- Organic matter like manure or lime helps to nourish the roots of your roses. You should soak the roots in water or puddle clay for several minutes and then cut off the roots ends that are broken.
- For the first 3-4 weeks after planting your roses, you should water them often. Usually this is when the top 2 inches of soil is dry. Roses need a lot of hydration to remain healthy!
- Four weeks after planting, you should start soaking the bed every 2 weeks or so. Do this in the morning for the best results.
- Begin fertilization approximately 3 months after planting. Use 3-6 inches of mulch to control the moisture, temperature, and to stop weeds from coming up. Mulch also helps to lock in the vital nutrients your roses need to remain healthy.
- Planting in the spring is the best! If it is not spring, it would be best for you to plan your garden properly, so that by the time spring comes around, you can plant your roses then.
- You should plant your roses in an area that is well circulated with air. Your roses will not grow in an enclosed or tight area.
- Dig a hole that is two times bigger than the amount of space that your roses take up. It makes it easier to plant them and creates a spaced-out area for them to grow with freedom. Poor circulation for your roses can cause fungal diseases! Using a larger hole also makes it easier for you to pull them up later and pot them if you would like.
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