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Summer Care for Roses

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Keep your roses looking good and blooming all summer with these top 3 short & sweet easy tips:

  • Watering:  Roses LOVE water.  A good through drink every week will keep them happy.  Use a soaker hose in the rose bed to water at the base of the plant and keep the foliage and flowers dry.  Apply a layer of much to suppress weeds and conserve moisture.
  • Fertilize:  Beautiful flowers on roses require fertilizer to feed them.  Apply a second application of Rose-tone the first of June followed by the third and final application in mid-July.
  • Deadheading: Use sharp pruners to remove faded flowers.  This encourages new buds to develop and keeps the plant looking clean and fresh.  Bring cut flowers into the house to enjoy