The Q&A Archives: Wilting Leaves on Roses

Question: We water once per week and have fertilized two
weeks ago. What's up with wilting leaves?

Answer: Roses are moisture sensitive. As temperatures begin to rise, it might start showing as wilting leaves. Are you watering slowly and deeply so that water penetrates to the entire root zone to a depth of about 2 feet? Light sprinklings of water don't do much good. If you are not already, you might also try a 3-4 inch layer of mulch to help retain soil moisture and keep soil temperatures cooler. If these suggestions don't help, send another question to the database describing all the symptoms. Good luck!

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