Rose gardening is special, though there are numerous recipes for cultivating the perfect rose garden, with even just a few of the basics such as sunshine, water and fertilizer, a rose garden can thrive in any climate. By adapting the following rose gardening tips to your specific needs, you can maintain a lush and lively rose garden.
Before you plant
Be sure your roses will be in an optimum location where they will receive at least six hours of direct sunlight per day, preferably morning sunshine.
Provide your roses with ample space to grow by digging a hole that is at least two-feet wide and two-feet deep. Add potting soil or organic compost for nutrients.
Keep roses moist by watering diligently for several weeks once you have planted them.
Help your rose garden to flourish
Monitor the pH levels in the soil as roses generally prosper at a pH of about 6.5.
Fertilize in the spring when roses begin to leaf out and continue regularly until just before the arrival of winter frosts.
Remove dead flower heads occasionally to instigate new bloom growth.