11 Keys to Maintenance for Roses

Rose Bush Care

Roses have survived on Earth for centuries and perhaps even thousands of years. They grow in almost every country in the world. There is a variety of rose to fit anybody’s needs. They come in various sizes, shapes, colors and fragrances. Some say that they are difficult to maintain, but based on these simple helpful hints, I disagree. Here are some helpful hints on caring for your rose bushes:

  • Roses will thrive when they are planted in a location where they can get 6 to 8 hours of direct sunlight a day.
  • Some varieties of roses can be grown in a slightly shady area, but they still will need 4 to 6 hours of direct sunlight
  • Good soil will aid in growing beautiful rose bushes. If your soil needs to be enriched, try using a bit of compost. Compost will help fortify your soil and help grown healthier plants.
  • There is the necessary evil of dealing with pests. The first step in controlling pest issues with your roses is to identify the type of pest you are dealing with.
  • Some pests can be taken care of simply by removing the leaf from the plant, thus removing the pest itself and any eggs it may have laid on the left itself.
  • You can use natural and synthetic chemicals to deal with pest problems, but please be sure to follow the directions completely for the type of pest control you decide to use.
  • Keep in mind that there are some types of insects that are beneficial to your rose bushes. Some species of wasps and lady bugs eat pests that endanger your rose bushes.
  • Consult with your local garden center professional for advice in dealing with your particular pest problem.
  • If you want your rose garden to thrive, pruning is a maintenance step you will surely not want to miss.
  • Pruning is also known as deadheading. It encourages more blooms and bigger blooms on your plants. It is important to prune your plants prior to the blooms being allowed to fade. If blooms are allowed to fade, they will return to seed and halt production of future blooms.
  • By pruning your rose bushes, you also remove dead twigs and can train the plant to grow in a certain way.

With a little time and attention to your rose bushes, you can produce many beautiful and fragrant flowers for year to come.

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