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Preparing Your Rose Garden

Rose gardens are lovely additions to any home and people are sometimes surprised to know how little time it takes to maintain a rose garden once the roses are thriving. Choosing your rose plants and preparing your garden can be a very time consuming and labor intensive part, but the enjoyment that you get from your rose garden once your roses are blooming will make it well worth your effort!

It is an absolute necessity to determine exactly how much space you have and how you hope to utilize that space. One of the most important things you need to know about roses is that they require quite a bit of space. Jamming them in will limit growth and beauty, if not kill them altogether. Different rose varieties have different space requirements, so find out as much as you can about the plants that interest you to make sure you have the proper room for them.

Once you have chosen a good spot and your rose plants, you will need to assess the condition of your soil. You will need to make sure the ground is prepared for planting by loosening the earth with a garden claw or auger. If you have a lot of clay, it is especially important to loosen the clay, remove some, and then supplement with potting soil, which is much less sticky. Make sure your holes are deep enough to completely and deeply bury the roots as roses are very susceptible to cold weather. Your rose garden will be healthier if your dirt is prepared properly.

After planting, feed your roses. The rose food should be watered down into the ground to reach roots. Mulch around the plants just before winter so that the roots are protected from freezing. Once you have planted thoughtfully and carefully, your rose garden should bring you years of enjoyment with minimal upkeep.


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