Rose Planting Tips
When Planting Roses, You Need To Make Sure That They Are Planted In A Space That Is Conducive To Their Maximum Growth Potential
Rose planting is an art but you want to make sure that when you plant them that you put them in a spot where they can get the proper sunlight and the nutrients that they need. Here are some helpful rose planting tips.
When rose planting, make sure that you choose a spot where the roses are going to get plenty of sunlight. Roses typically need around 6 hours of sunlight, so be sure to observe where you plan to do your rose planting. Your roses should also be in a place where any excess water can drain away from the bush. Your roses will need to get plenty of water, but they don't need to be drenched.
The hole you plan to use to plant your rose should probably be about the size of a pot. You will want to be sure to mix up your soil before planting the bush in the selected spot. Those who are pros at rose planting will typically use an organic material called "bonemeal" as the fertilizer. This "bonemeal" is just what it sounds like; it is crushed bone that is mixed in with the soil in order to give the plant a rich soil bed. The best source you can use to enrich the soil is natural compost that has come from naturally decomposing leaves and foliage in the surrounding area. The organic sources tend to work best for the most beautiful roses.
You can place the rose bush into the hole, and once you have the bush covered up, be sure to shovel the rest of the soil up around the plant. If you're planting the rose bush from a new bush then be sure that you plant the rose's crown about an inch below the soil. Once you have the new bush planted, just water it and wait for this beauty to bloom.
When you get a plant that is a transplant and it's just after winter, be sure to soak it in warm water for awhile. When these plants are being stored in a colder environment they tend to ice over a little, so soaking them in warm water will prepare them for planting.
Before putting the rose bush into its respective area, make sure that the hole has been dug deep enough and wide enough to accommodate the roots and the bush itself. When you drop the bush with its roots down into the hole, make sure that you have the soil mixed up so you can spread it evenly. The best soil to use as mentioned previously is a mixture of bonemeal, soil and natural compost. Phosphorus rich nutrients are best for your roses, and help them grow while giving them rich color.
Before you walk away from your new rose bush, go ahead and give it a little bit of water. Once you have the soil over top and a little bit of water, be sure to put a lot of mulch over top to protect the plant from the elements. Rose planting has to be done properly in order for you to reap the greatest benefits from it. Rose planting means a little bit of work, but it will be worth it when you do it right. Roses are generally planted for the love of their beauty and fragrance, so it's no wonder that so many people want to have a rose garden.
Rose growers also have a bone of contention on how deep these roses should be planted, but that really is dependent upon the climate that they are being planted in. The rule of thumb with rose planting is that the colder the climate, the deeper the roses should be planted. It makes perfect sense that with the rose being such a delicate plant, that it would need a little better cover up in a cold area.
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Jack Pollard is a rose gardening expert. For more great tips on rose planting, visit http://www.rosecarecentral.com