Planting Roses

by Doris Donnerman
(last updated October 30, 2012)

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Who doesn't want to have beautifully flourishing rose bushes surrounding their home? After all, these beautiful plants are wonderful to look at, and a true joy to smell. However, if you have never planted roses before, it is extremely easy to get overwhelmed. Luckily, planting roses is something that is almost as easy to do as it is to care for them. The trick is learning how to properly plant the roses. Here are some easy to follow guidelines that can help you when planting your roses. All you really need to do is keep these handy and use them as a checklist as you go through your planting process.

  • Choosing. Before you can begin planting your roses, you need to actually choose them. When looking for the perfect rose bush, make sure that you pick one that has not yet begun to flower. The reason for this is that you want your bushes a chance to grow strong roots, instead of sending much needed nutrients to the flowers. In addition, you will want to make sure that you choose a type of rose bush that will thrive in your soil and growing region.
  • Where. While there are some types of roses that thrive in shade, they typically require at least four hours of direct sunlight each day. Be sure that you have chosen an area of your yard that receives that much sunlight, at a minimum. Also, choose an area of your lawn that has moist soil. Make sure though that the soil is not too wet; if it is, simply add a little sand to the soil to soak up some of the moisture.
  • When. There are two times of the year when it is best to plant your roses. These two times are during the spring and fall seasons. The reason for this is that this allows the bush to get acclimated to the area, without exposing it to the extremes of the temperatures experienced during the other seasons.
  • How. When planting your rose bush, make sure that you soak the roots prior to planting. This can usually be done while you are digging the hole that the bush's roots will be going into. The hole will need to be about six inches deeper than you plan on needing, and roughly twice the size of the root ball. This will allow plenty of space for your bush to spread it's roots, and ensure that the bush does not become root tangled.

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Doris Donnerman

Doris is a jack of all trades, writing on a variety of topics. Her articles have helped enlighten and entertain thousands over the years. ...

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What is four less than 4?

2012-10-30 09:13:47

Eli Mama

Forking the bottom 6 inches of the dug hole after adding a handful of bone meal or rose fertilizer or super phosphate would encourage stronger root growth.


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