How to Water Rose Bushes for Best Results
Welcome back to Rose Friday. Rose Friday is our weekly series where we discuss tips and how to care for roses. Last week we talked Pruning and Help Tips and Tricks for Rose Bushes.
Are you wondering the best way to water your rose bushes?
To water plants in typical fashion is to water the surface of the soil. Today, we are going to discuss how to water your rose bushes for the best results. According to Roses by James Underwood Crockett and the Editors of TIME-LIFE BOOKS, there are some ways to water that will not only provide you with a healthy rose garden, but will make your healthy rose garden the envy of the neighborhood. Your roses will reward you for watering them because roses love water.
Nothing is more important for a rose bush’s survival…
- Like we talked about last week, the best way to check if your garden needs watering is to stick your finger into the soil. If the soil above the roots is dry, then it is time to water.
- In the beginning, allow the rose leaves to stay dry. By doing this, you are discouraging the spread of leaf-borne illness.
- Water in the morning. Here at Rootwell Products Inc., we always encourage watering at dawn or dusk. With rose bushes, we recommend watering at dawn. This will allow the sun to dry out the moist surfaces.
- One way to moisten the soil without moistening the leaves is by using rootsticks. Rootsticks are perfect “watering wells” for watering rose bushes and other plants around your garden. When you pour water into the installed rootsticks, you will be providing the root zone directly with the water, oxygen and nutrients your rose bush needs to flourish. To read more about the Rootwell Watering System and how it benefits not only your rose garden but also plants and trees, visit Scientific Study Proves Rootwell Watering System Works.
- All America Rose Selections recommends that you give your rose bushes a shower once a week. This will add humidity and rinse off dirt, dust and spider mites from the plants.
- Water your roses 2-4 times a week for 30 minutes.
“Nothing is more important for a rose bush’s survival and performance than water. Roses absolutely love water.” – All America Rose Selections
Water may be the single most important part of caring for your roses. If you would like to learn more tips on caring for roses come back next Friday when we continue our Rose Friday series.