Hot weather can take its toll on your rose garden. However, there are steps you can take to ensure your rose bushes remain in tip top shape throughout the hot weather.
Although it seems obvious, many people will still water their growing roses in the same manner that they did during spring or autumn. As a general rule of thumb, the hotter it gets, the more water the roses require. However, this may not always be the case. Plants have in built mechanisms that help them conserve water and adapt to the temperatures when they are grown in hot weather. The gardener should keep an eye on the roses to see the state that they are in. if or when they get droopy then, it is time to bring out the water hose.
To make hot weather and roses go together, pruning is an activity a gardener should learn how and when to perform. The height of the rose shrub is dependent on the individual. Some will like the roses a bit higher about to about the waist level while others would prefer it at about knee level. Pruning is crucial because it removes the excess so that only the essential can remain. The bush is not so thick and atr can freely flow through. Activities such as pollination are highly dependent on air flow.
Most gardeners prefer to take the organic path. Organic fertilizer means manure. However you cannot use any amount of manure in hot weather. First and foremost, fresh manure will damage your roses. The potency of the manure coupled with the high heat will lead to your roses being burnt. The manure needs to have aged for a few months and dried in the sun so that when it is given to the roses it will be healthy for the plants. Fertilizer greatly affects the soil pH so if one uses inorganic fertilizer; they should ensure it will not increase the soil’s acidity to the point of destroying the roses.
One of the most important things you need to do when planting roses in hot weather is ensure their roots are cool. The best way to accomplish this is to plant the roses with other plants and not on their own. The other plants should preferably be a bit shorter so that the roses can receive the sunshine they require while the roots are shaded and preserve the moisture they need.