Everything’s Coming Up Roses
Our roses are just starting to arrive and now is a great time to start getting them in the ground!
The most important thing with roses is to plant them in full sun. Roses want to bake, so make sure they’re in a good and sunny spot and not in place where they’ll get wet. They only need to be watered every third day or so – let them dry out well in between – and make sure they aren’t near a downspout or boggy spot but rather one that is well-drained.
Put some mulch down at the time of planting, and fertilize your roses monthly using a slow-release fertilizer, such as Espoma’s Rose-Tone. It’s important to deadhead them as past flowers die to encourage them to re-bloom, but beyond that roses are often much simpler than you’d think.
As the season progresses, there can be disease or insect problems for your roses, but we have a full line up of products that can treat these issues. Give us a call and we’ll be happy to help you identify the issue your roses are facing and find you the right solution!
If you have a known problem in your yard, insect control products as well as deer and/or vole repellents can be used preemptively.
We’ve got all the varieties of roses you can think of, though red and white seem to always be the favorites.
Late April is the perfect time to get planting if you’re ready to add some roses to your landscape!