DIY Rose Growing Tips

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by Fred Roundstone
(Angmering, West Sussex, UK)

Planting a DIY rose garden can greatly enhance your landscape. However, it intimidates many beginners to try to grow roses. Rose growing is thought to be quite difficult by many.

Reports of roses getting such things as powdery mildew can make the novice fearful of giving rose growing a try.

Yet, by paying attention to four basic elements,
your DIY rose growing can turn out to be a huge success.

1. Soil – The best soil for a rose to grow in is if it has a pH from 6.5 to 6.8. The soil must have good drainage for rose growing. You are able to promote a soil’s drainage by using peat moss.

2. Irrigation – The best thing to do is to give your rose bushes a good drink at least twice a week. If you give your roses two deep waterings each week, this is better than four less thorough waterings. It is best to try not to water your roses late in the evening. This could foster powdery mildew which is a common disease among roses.

3. Spacing – If you do not adequately space your roses, you are inviting powdery mildew to form on your roses. It is best to let them breathe. Be sure to follow the spacing requirements that are indicated on the plant label when you buy your roses.

4. Sun – Roses enjoy six hours of sunlight each day. It is preferable to have the roses get morning sun rather than the afternoon sun.

There is nothing more beautiful than a rose bush in full bloom. Do not let the growing of roses intimidate you.

Just follow the above tips and you are bound to
be a success at rose growing!

Click here to read more tips about DIY Growing Roses

Updated: October 16, 2013 — 3:56 pm

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