If you’re a beginning gardener who’s just now starting to dig into the dirt, the prospect of building a rose garden can be daunting, to say the least. However, roses are some of the most beautiful aspect of any successful flower garden, and by following a few tips, you can have an impressive assembly of rose bushes of all shapes, sizes and types of your very own in no time at all. Some of the tips you’ll need to keep in mind include:
- Know where to plant. While roses can be finicky at times, they can be grown almost anywhere that receives at least 6 hours of sunlight per day. Ideally, they should also be planted in a humid or moist climate to avoid withering and drying up.
- Pay attention to your soil. Not just any type of soil can support proper growth for rose bushes. Choose rich soil that drains well, and when planting add some organic compost like banana peels to really boost the growing process.
- Use Mulch. It’s not just for decoration. Add between 2 and 3 inches of rich mulch around the base of the plant in order to help the bush retain moisture throughout the season. Don’t forget to change the mulch annually.
- Water them, but not too much. Ideally, if your roses are planted in a humid, moist climate, you should only need to water them heavily every 2 weeks. Apply the water directly to the base of the plant for best results.
- Finally, you need to keep an eye on your plants for any potential issues that could inhibit their growth or kill the plant. This includes insect infestations, diseases and even curious, munching animals.
Following each of these 5 steps can help make your rose-growing experience simpler and more effective than ever before, and gets your garden on the fast track to becoming its absolute best in no time.