beutifull roses - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by marlenih33
March 20, 2010
How to get a beufitul roses

Answer from NGA
March 20, 2010
Roses need lots of sunlight -- at least six hours a day -- or they won't flower freely. Good air circulation also is essential if you want to keep your roses in top form. Find out how large your plants will be at maturity and space them accordingly.

Eliminate weed competition by spreading a 3- or 4-inch mulch of shredded bark or other material under your roses. Because roses have shallow root systems, it's best to tread lightly when weeding around your plants.

Water your roses in the morning so the plants have time to dry out before nightfall. A drip irrigation system is probably your best bet because it delivers water directly to the root zones of the plants and doesn't wet the foliage.

And finally, if space is at a premium, grow vertically. Climbers and ramblers trained on a trellis or arbor can add drama, color, and fragrance to any garden. Just remember that over time climbing roses can get heavy, so be sure your supports are sturdy.

Hope this information helps.

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