5 Easy Steps for Rose Planting
Growing stunning roses starts with proper rose planting. You don’t really need to have a ‘green thumb’ or have master gardening skills to pull it off. This article will describe how you can get your new rose bush to a great start.
All you need is a dose of common sense in choosing a nice location for your plants, follow the 5 simple steps for rose planting outlined below, and viola! Your plants are off to a good, healthy start.
How to choose an ideal site for your roses?
A good rule of thumb when choosing an ideal location is to pick a sunny spot in your garden or yard that gets about 4 to 5 hours of sunlight. Try not to crowd your roses with other plants or trees. There are some rose types, like shrubs and climbers, that don’t mind company, but the majority of roses enjoy mingling with other plants which are not invasive or with other rose types. If you want to replace an old rose bush, remember to remove at least 18 cu inch of soil and put some fresh soil in it. A new rose plant doesn’t like to be placed in the same soil that an older rose bush has been in.
Here are the 5 easy steps for planting roses:
1. For bare root plants, it would be best to soak it in a bucket of water before planting. If you want to use pots, water the pot completely and let it sit for a while before planting.
2. Dig a hole that is about 18 inches wide and 15 inches deep. Make a tiny soil mound in the planting hole’s center if you are planting bare roses.
3. Put a handful of bonemeal into the planting hole. To loosen the soil, add some peatmoss or compost to it. Next, mix the soil you took out of the hole with more peat moss or compost.
4. Take off the rose from its pot. With care, put it in the hole and shovel the spare soil and surround the new rose plant with it. Put the plant with the crown a bit deeper than the original soil. The bud union or crown should be approximately 1 inch under.
5. Water well while gently firming the rose to its new home.
Now all you ever need to do is just stand back and watch your new rose grow! Happy rose planting!
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