planting knockout roses - Knowledgebase Question

jacksonville, Fl
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Question by hlubach
January 3, 2011
planting in a sandy soil

Answer from NGA
January 3, 2011
The beauty of sandy soil is that it drains really fast. The problem, however, is that sandy soil doesn't hold nutrients well. You can amend your sandy soil with organic matter to help it hold moisture and nutrients which will help your Knockout roses thrive. Clear the planting bed of vegetation, then spread 4-5 inches of compost or well rotted manure and dig it in to a depth of 8-10 inches. Plant your roses then mulch over the top of the soil with additional organic matter. Best wishes with your new plants.

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