Are you looking for ways to care for the roses in your garden?
There is more than $133.55 million worth of cut flowers sold in Canada each year! Whether you are buying a bouquet or growing your own, flowers like roses are a beautiful addition to your home or office.
Once you bring them home or plant your own, it's important to know how to take care of roses so that they stay healthy for a longer period of time. Read on to learn our expert advice on caring for roses!
Keep Roses in the Right Place
Roses are known for being one of the most beautiful flowers on Earth but they need to be in the right place to thrive.
You may be surprised that roses grow best when they receive regular sunlight each day. Roses need at least six hours of sunlight each day to receive the maximum benefit.
How does sunlight benefit a rose? A rose that gets regular sunlight will grow to be taller and stronger than roses that don't.
Use Healthy Soil and Mulch
Growing roses can be a challenge but it helps to use healthy soil and mulch to give these flowers the best conditions to grow.
The soil you choose for your roses should be rich in nutrients and drain well so that your roses aren't flooded with water. The best mixture for your rose soil is one made of organic materials such as compost.
One way to protect your roses once they are in the ground is to add a layer of mulch over the soil. As you apply your mulch, level it out to be two to three inches above your soil.
Mulch shields your rose from the dangers of getting too much water at the surface of the flower. A danger to roses and other plants is the fungus and mildew which can spread through water.
Water and Prune
Roses, like other flowers, should get the proper amount of water and be pruned on a regular basis to remain healthy.
It's important that roses aren't over-watered and that they receive water by the best method. Your goal should be to keep a rose's soil moist but without any standing water. The best way for you to do this is by using a drip irrigation system or using a hose to soak water into the soil.
Pruning a rose as needed will allow rose petals to grow uninhibited and receive the proper amount of light and water.
Wrapping Up: Caring for Roses the Right Way
Caring for roses can be a labour of love but well worth your time and effort. Growing your own roses can give you a stronger sense of appreciation for the beauty of these wonderful flowers.
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