Spring usually marks the time of year to get outside and planting roses. They look good and create a wonderful fresh flower smell.
However, you need to keep in mind that you can’t just plant them at any time and in any place.
Here are 5 tips for planting roses successfully.
1.) Think about the position of your roses and which type(s) you are planting. If you intend on planting climbers and ramblers make sure they have somewhere to grow. Plant them along fences, arches, trellises, etc. These types of roses need to be able to grow freely.
2.) Make sure the sun hits the roses for at least 4 to 6 hours a day. You want to be sure you plant them in an area where the sunlight will not be impeded.
3.) Watch the depth in which you plant your roses. How deep depends on where you live. If you live in a cooler climate then plant the roses deeper.
4.) Perennials and roses mixed together in an island bed look sharp. If you have some smaller roses use them as edging plants and combine them in front of taller species.
5.) Lastly, make sure to place your roses in the holes you dig very carefully. When you refill make sure the roots of the rose are covered completely. Make sure to water before you make the final covering. Make sure the mound of soil you have round the base of the rose is about 8 inches. Mother nature and the soil will keep the stems from drying out until the rose is totally rooted. Once you see the leaves of the rose open then you can remove any excess soil that is around the plant.
These tips are well worth the effort to follow. They are important and will make a difference.
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