Roses are a great way to make your garden look beautiful. As a beginner on rose care you may be wondering how you can keep your roses looking great all summer – the heat will definitely affect them. The first thing that you should know about roses is that they are thirsty plants that need a lot of water so it is very important that you water them regularly in the summer months. The best time to water your roses is late in the evening or early in the morning before the heat sets in. This way they don’t lose any moisture to evaporation. Make sure not to overwater – if you water log the soil your roses will die.
Roses also love sunshine. If you want to have nice, healthy and fragrant blooms you should make sure that your roses get at least 7 hours of sunshine every day. If your plants look like they are withering because of the heat you should cool them off by spraying the leaves and blooms with water.
You need to prepare your roses for a long, hot summer by feeding them enough especially if they are new. There are many things that are recommended as rose food but one of the best things that you can do for your roses at the end of June is to feed them Grow More. Wait 3 or 4 weeks after this first feeding and give your roses a combination of Epsom salts, iron and Super Thrive. This will give them a chance to develop big blooms.
You should be prepared to prune your roses often. If there is dead or dying foliage it takes away useful ingredients. It also keeps new buds from coming in. pruning roses is not very hard – all you need is a pair of gardening gloves and small shears. There is a specific technique that you can look up on videos online.
If you follow these steps there is no reason your roses should not give you great flowers throughout summer. Remember, roses need constant care so don’t neglect them – attend to them every few days.