Newly Planted Shrub Roses - Knowledgebase Question

Helendale, Ca
Question by mitchell301
August 11, 2009
I planted shrub roses yesterday and I'm leaving town for 4 days, what can I do to keep them alive until I get back?


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Answer from NGA
August 11, 2009

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Water deeply before you leave and plan to water immediately after you get back. As a rule, roses need to be watered thoroughly every 3-4 days in the summer months. I think your roses will be just fine in your absence. A few inches of compost over the soil beneath your roses will help slow water evaporation and conserve moisture.

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