A Look At Different Types Of Roses
August 26, 2011 by anoton1
There are more one thousand different types of roses that you can use to compliment your garden. Taking care of this plant will go a long way in making our flower bed look good. Some types will require more care than others. With dedication, a few tips and hard work taking care of your plants can be fun.
Pruning is an integral part in the growth of any plant. Cut off dead branches or the ones that look weak or old. You should leave about four healthy branches in your bush. The importance of pruning is that it gives your branches good air circulation and the weak and old branches don't compete for food with the strong and healthy branches.
The next vital part in caring for your rose plant is watering. Your plants will need up to one inch of water daily. If your area has a lot of rain you won't have to water the plants that often. During the growing season your plants will need more water than other seasons.
Your plants need a steady supply of food if they are to grow healthy and strong. During the growing season, adding fertilizer on a regular basis will give the plants enough food for their growth. Good fertilizer will make sure that they are well fed. The best type to buy is the slow release granular rose food. This fertilizer has the ability of feeding your roses all season. You may also opt to use liquid fertilizer which you will need to use every three to four weeks.
One of the most integral part in taking care of your roses in mulching. The mulch will kill off any weeds that will sprout in your garden. Weeds are a potential disease vector that will make the plants sick. You should use about one to two inches of mulch on your garden. Mulched plants became less often infected by pests and fungus. The best type of mulch would be any biodegradable organic material such as pine needles or wood chips.
Alternatively if you want your soil to be visible, then weeding will be the most reasonable way to deal with weeds. Make sure that you have the right tools for this job. Basically you should remove all plants sprouting around your roses. You may send flowers that you are proud of from your garden.
In case there is an outbreak of disease in your garden you will need to spray the plants. Before you spray the plant first cut off the branches that are infected. This branches you will take to a reliable plants center were the staff will prescribe the best pesticide or herbicide for the plants. Follow the instruction as you treat your plants, the staff at the plant center will provide more advice if you encounter more problems.
Winter is a hard time for most plants especially those that are not adapted to the cold. Frost tends to kill off plant and so you must take measures to protect your roses. To protect them during this period, stop fertilizing the plants as early as autumn. Stop adding fertilizer to your plants about a month before the frost period begins.