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Tips For Rose Bush Care

Author: Audry Rose

Roses are surprisingly easy plants to grow and ones that will supply your home with beautiful vases full of colorful blooms.  There are so many varieties to choose from. You only need to remember three things to achieve good rose bush care. First, is rose bush choice, second, is how much water and fertilizer, and finally, apprpriate pruning. I would suggest getting a guide such as The Ultimate Book of Roses. It is a well written guide and very easy to understand with lots of tips on growing fabulous blooms.

The type of rose bush you select is of utmost importance.  Depending on where you live and how much sun your yard gets each day will determine which variety will survive easily. Disease and fungus can plague some roses so it is best to steer clear of those varieties. You may want to look into the hardier roses for best results. Plant the rose bushes about 3 to 4 feet apart to allow enough room for them to flourish. Also, find a location that receives adequate sun.

The most important thing for proper rose bush care is watering and feeding your roses. An early morning soaking at the root base is the best prescription for ultimate bloom potential. If it is a newly planted rose bush it should be well soaked everyday for at least the first couple of weeks. After two weeks watering once a week is fine unless you live in a very hot climate. Enable to keep the ground around your roses wet and weed free surround the bush with some type of mulch.

Feed and fertilize once a month from Spring through the first frost in the Fall. Roses should receive rose food that has a blend of manure and fish emulsion. It is not recommended to feed or fertilize during the cold winter months.

When it comes to rose bush care pruning is probably one of the most misunderstood techniques. You only need to trim them when it is necessary such as when there are dead flowers or branches. Cut the dead flowers down to the third or fourth branch or node (the small reddish lines). During the first two months of the year, cut back your roses to about two feet.

You probably have a lot of questions that can be easily answered in the Ultimate Book of Roses.

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Want to learn more about caring for and maintaining your roses. Rose Bush Care will give you tips and information on how to properly take care of your roses to keep them healthy and ensure that you get large, healthy, colorful, and fragrant blooms.

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