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Rose Tip Of The Day - Help for Gardening
When you're learning to gardening, you usually want all the help you can get. Any helpful information about gardening - rose tip information in particular, is very valuable to a new gardener. Here's some good information I've gained from gardening - there's a rose tip for each day of the next week. See if these tips can help you grow your most beautiful roses ever.
Day 1 - Make sure your roses have great soil
Add plenty of compost and peat moss for drainage, and be sure your soil is slightly acidic.
Day 2 - Roses need regular feeding
If you want to see lots of blooms, feed your roses generously and regularly throughout the growing season. Each rose plant you buy will give you feeding directions. You'll find that the first feeding of the growing season is especially important, as it gets your roses off to a good start. But, you'll need to feed all season long if you want the blooms to keep coming.
Day 3 - Look for rose food that has lots of phosphorous
A generous amount of phosphorous in your food will help ensure lots of blooms.
Day 4 - Spread those roots
When planting a rose bush, take the time to untangle the roots and spread them out. Remove any that are damaged and spread them out in the hole as you plant. This will help your plant develop a good root system.
Day 5 - Keep the plants tidy
Roses need pruning once a year in the early spring. In addition, you should take care to deadhead spent blooms regularly and remove any leaves that become infected with disease.
Day 6 - Know the plant before you buy it
If you're not willing to put lots of time and energy into your rose garden, simply choose rose varieties that are disease resistant and hardy. This will keep your time in the garden to a minimum but still give you beautiful plants.
Day 7 - Buy the right roses for the area you're planting
Roses can be used to solve lots of landscape problems. Use climbing roses to cover an unsightly fence. Use ground cover roses to fill in an area where you've had difficulty growing grass.
Growing roses is not really that complicated; though it seems that many people are intimidated by the prospect. But, with a little time, effort and attention to detail, you'll be growing gorgeous roses in no time.