How To Look After Your Rose Bushes
Growing roses is not an easy job as it requires knowledge and proper techniques in doing so. The rose plant needs plenty of water and this is particularly so during the growing season. That is why you need to water the plant every four to seven days especially during the hot months. In general, each plant requires around four to five gallons a week.
As the plant withers, you need to cut off flowers which process is also called deadheading. Old blooms left on the rose plant might get pollinated and may begin to form seedpods. The formation of seedpods slows down the flower production since seedpods need lots of energy from the plant itself. By preventing the formation of seedpods, deadheading can directly promote the growth of the plant or bush to grow new flowers.
In order to promote a deep root system, infrequent deep watering is preferred to frequent light watering. Deep root systems actually help the rose plant to survive droughts. Frequent light watering makes the rose plant roots to form near the soil surface, enabling the plant to be more susceptible to hot ‘burning’.
While watering the plant, be careful not to get the leaves wet. By doing so, you will promote the plant to be prone to get diseases. It is recommended to water the plant late in the day. Nevertheless, wetting the foliage during the hot days can help relieve heat stress while reducing transpiration.
For your information, roses get food either through their roots or via their leaves. Therefore, water is the only medium to help transport the food.
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