Rose Garden Care For a More Beautiful Rose Garden

Rose Garden Care For a More Beautiful Rose Garden

Roses have a reputation for being the bad boys of the garden. That they are finicky and hard to care for. However keep in mind that roses have been growing in the wild for thousands of years with no assistance from anyone and they are still around and doing very well. So really how tough can they be to deal with if they can survive just fine on their own?

So when it comes to rose garden care all you need to do is get out of their way and provide just a little bit of assistance for them now and then.

Let’s start with the soil. First of all most soil is full of nutrition certainly enough for a rose bush. But when you plant your rose bush there are some things which you can do to enhance it a little bit. You’ve dug out your hole for the new rose plant to go into but before placing the plant inside mix the soil you just dug out with some organic fertilizer and some compost.

This will greatly enhance the nutritional value of the soil with naturally occurring organic elements. Put some bone meal in the bottom of the hole to supply phosphorus for the roots. Place the new rose plant and the enhanced nutritional soil into the ground together making sure the soil reaches the bottom of the hole and surrounds all the roots. Fill the hole up to the top and the roots will have ample nutrition for many years to come. Now just add water and your roots will absorb the water and nutrients for a strong healthy bush with beautiful roses.

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For an already existing rose garden you can use organic fertilizer and compost as a ground cover to absorb into your garden soil by sprinkling some water over it. Pruning is an important part of rose garden care as pruning is healthy for your rose plants. When the blooms of your rose plant start to age and decay the best thing for the health or your plant is to prune them off as that will stimulate further flower growth.

You can actually be very liberal with your pruning without having to worry about harming your rose plant. They really aren’t all that delicate. In fact the rule that most gardeners give is that you cut away as much as one third and even one half of your plant without harming the plant. It is even recommended that you do this at least once a year after the winter frost just before growing season to stimulate plant growth. One third to a half is quite a bit. So you can liberally cut away beautiful roses, even new roses that are just starting to bloom and you can put them in vases for your indoor enjoyment and you will be doing your rose plant no harm at all.

How nice is that? Roses are normally very expensive to buy yet you can have beautiful roses and at no cost to you and no sacrifice on the part of your rose bush. Proper rose garden care will beautiful your garden and the inside of your home. And don’t forget beautiful roses make wonderful gifts.

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