Entry #1130, April 27, 2012
There are lot of benefits that a beautiful garden with roses can bring to your home. A rose garden adds color to the surroundings. Also, it can give attraction to any part of your home. In addition, it gives you something to work as a hobby or pastime.
Putting up a garden with roses need dedication and enthusiasm. Interested individuals who wanted to plant roses require accurate information to gain knowledge on how to properly grow this plant. You also need to be familiar with some vital aspects in growing roses.
Here are some of the helpful guidelines to create a lasting and beautiful garden with roses:
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Know the best season to plant.
Planting roses in spring or early summer allows sufficient amount of time for roots to establish. You can also take advantage of wide varieties of quality roses during spring season. Winter is not the right time to plant roses.
Prepare the soil.
A well-drained, rich and loamy garden soil provides better chances of roses to grow. You can perform a soil test for pH rating. The fitting pH rating for roses range from 5.5 to 7.0. It also helps when you will place organic matter in the soil. This will surely enhance the quality of your soil whether it is clay or sandy. Typically, organic matter is composed of manure, peat moss, sludge, fine grain and compost. You can layer your soil with organic matter from 2 to 4 inches.
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Ensure proper spacing.
Roses should have proper spacing from each other. It enables roots to spread out and penetrate the soil. The spacing depends on the variety of rose plant you selected. For hybrid teas, polyanthas, grandifloras and floribundas, the spacing should be at least 18 to 30 inches. Climbers roses should be distributed from 8 to 12 feet. The miniature rose variety should have an interval of 12 to 15 inches.
Have fun in creating a lasting and beautiful rose garden!
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