Maintain Your Garden Rose Garden?
Keep Your Garden
Healthy And Beautiful:
Most of us love to have a Rose garden in our house, but some of
the rose varieties have heavy maintenance and hence gets very
difficult especially for those who have very less time.
Therefore it is suggested that you make yourself aware on the
amount of time that you need to devote for growing a certain
kind of rose that you wish to have in your garden and if you
can actually spare so much time.
For your rose garden to stay healthy and thrive care must be
taken to choose only those varieties that best fit the region
that you live in. Most varieties require direct sunlight for a
minimum of six hours in a day but certain others can survive
even with lesser amount of sunlight. Watering is a very
essential process that needs to be followed especially once the
planting is done.
Though it’s not essential it is always better to water your
roses using a hose. Thorough, deep watering must be done at
least once in a week for your rose garden to remain healthy.
Mulching your rose plants will help them to retain their
moisture. This will also help in cutting down the growth of
weed and help in insulating the soil during cold
The optimal growth of roses is dependent on the health of the
soil. Ensure that the soil in which you plant your rose is
suitable for that particular variety. Most roses grow well in
well-drained, fertile soil which has a lot of organic matter
like that of compost in it.
Fertilizing the soil can be done or avoided completely based on
the variety of rose and various other factors. For example,
various kinds of roses require various feeding levels. Roses
will survive on its own in those soils which is healthy in
itself because of the constant addition of compost taking all
the required nutrients for growth.
Your rose plants will benefit a lot if you remove spent blooms
and deadheading on a regular season through the season of its
growth. Pruning should be done only during early spring and not
during fall. Remove weak or dead branches or blackened ones on
a regular basis.
It is better to start the pruning from bottom and go till
quarter inch over the buds. Another most important aspect of
maintaining your rose garden is treating pest or diseases.
Roses are most commonly affected by Japanese beetles which can
very easily be removed by hand.
Rose plants also get afflicted by black
of the easiest and non-chemical ways of preventing or
treating the rose plants is by spraying its leaves with a
solution that is made of dish soap. baking soda and
water. But the most appropriate thing to do is to go in
for those varieties that are disease and pest resistant.
Having a rose garden acts a great hobby for those who have lot
of time as it requires extensive maintenance. But for those who
do not have much time it is advised that they do some amount of
research before they get into it. The best way of reducing the
maintenance is by choosing a variety which suits that
Give your rose plants lots of water, organic matter and light.
Deadhead and fertilize as when required and do the annual
pruning without fail. If all these factors are given due
consideration then maintaining your rose garden can turn out to
be an easier affair.