Rose Gardening Tips For Beginners

2 Materials
$30
1 Day
Medium

Roses are the most beloved garden plants and also hold a symbol of love, romance, and friendship throughout the world. So, why not start your own magical rose garden? Roses come in different sizes and colors. There are many varieties of roses you can grow in your garden. Select types of roses that are low maintenance, hardy, and resistant to diseases.


STEP 1

Remove any weeds or grass from the area you plan to plant in. Use a garden fork to dig around the area, and remove any large rocks. Dig a hole a five-foot-wide by three-foot-deep hole for each and every rose bush. Mix a handful of bone superphosphate into the soil you removed and save it for refilling the hole once the rose is planted.

STEP 2

If your rose is bare-root, unpackage the roots and inspect them. Clip away any roots that are broken or soft with rot. Soak the roots for about 12 hours before planting to ensure they don't dry out.

STEP 3

Bareroot roses, make a mound in the center of the hole, using a mixture of the removed soil. Make the mound high enough. so that when you place the rose bush on top of it, the knobby graft union is barely below the soil level. spread the roots down the sides of the mound. Begin filling in the hole with soil and superphosphate, keeping the roots as spread out as possible.

STEP 4

Water deeply and apply 1 to 2 inches of mulch over the root zone of the rose around its base. Water new roses every other day, especially in dry weather, to get your rose plant established.

STEP 5

Continue to water your rose every week to encourage a deep root system. Feed it with a granular fertilizer mixed into the soil when it starts to leaf out in spring and after each flush of blooms, or about every four to six weeks throughout the growing season.

Suggested materials:

  • Bare-roots   (Flower shop)
  • Fertilizer   (Agricultural Store)

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