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Rose Bush Care

Rose Bush Care

There is probably no flower as beautiful or as popular as a rose.  They have been around for thousands of years and are known of in almost every country.  Growing rose bushes is rewarding and easy.  All you need is a little bit of gardening know how to get started.  Through understanding a little bit more about gardening care the more successful you will be with your rose bushes.

There are many different varieties of rose bushes.  There is literally a rose to suit every taste, preference, color, shape and anything else you can think of or they can come up with.  Rose bush care is fairly easy when you understand what roses need.  Roses like to be planted in sunny spots.  They need at least six hours of unfiltered, direct sunlight a day.  Even those rose bushes that are said to do very well in the shade still need about four to six hours of direct sunlight a day.  Roses also need good soil to grow in.  You can always alter the soil in your garden with a little bit of compost.

Like any other plant you will sometimes have to deal with a pest problem.  Rose bushes are prone to being invaded by many different kinds of damaging insects like rose midge larva, rose cane borer, thrips, Japanese beetles, stem girders, aphids, rose slugs, mites, caterpillars, scale insects, and rose chafers.  Nobody wants to have to deal with these pests but to sustain the life of the plant, it is necessary to correct the problem.  You have several options of how you are planning to deal with the pest problem after you have identified which type of bug you are dealing with.  If you only see one or two bugs you can try picking them off the roses and killing them yourself.  Make sure to remove the entire leaf you see them on because they could have laid eggs that are still hidden on the leaf.  You always have the choice of using synthetic or natural chemicals to help you get rid of the pests.  Make sure to follow the directions on the package of how to use these types of chemicals.  Even natural or organic chemicals can be harmful to people if they are used improperly.  If you are adamant about not using any type of chemicals on your rose bushes, you can always try using the natural enemies of the pests.  Not all bugs that you find in your garden are destructive to plants.  Lady bugs and some types of wasps eat pests that can damage rose bushes.  You can check your local garden center to see if this is an option for you with the type of pests that you have.  Or you can check online.

Another part of rose bush care is deadheading.  Deadheading is another word for pruning.  This encourages more blooms.  The rose will set seed and stop producing new flowering shoots if the bloom is allowed to fade.  That is why deadheading is necessary.  Pruning is also getting rid of dead twigs or training the bush to grow a certain way.

There are many gardeners who think that no garden is complete without one or several rose bushes.  A properly cared for rose bush can produce blooms from the month of June until it begins to frost.   Rose bushes beautify the yard and adorn your home with elegance.  With a little care can turn your rose bushes into a perfect bush providing an abundance of roses.

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