How to Care for Your Roses in Summer
Summer is the time of the roses – these lush, fragrant and gorgeous flowers have the time of their life these months, charming you with their bright bold colors, their hypnotizing scents and their surreal beauty. The scorching summer months can negatively impact your roses, susceptible to pests and diseases, leading to various damages. Preserve your summer bloomers, keep them healthy and safe and enjoy a fragrant, colored and dreamy summer on your property!
1. Keep Them Soaked
You should hydrate your lawn, garden and overall landscape thoroughly during the summer months, following, of course, the water regulations in your area if there are any. However, roses need special care when it comes to irrigation. You should give them at least 2.5 gallons of water weekly, very early in the morning. Horticulture experts say that the best way to keep your roses thriving is to install a slow release drip irrigation system, as it hydrates the plants thoroughly, without wasting too much water.
2. Keep Them Free From Pests
There are plenty of pests lurking in the landscape and you should monitor them and treat as needed. Aphids are sometimes the biggest enemy of your summer bloomers. These tiny pests feed on your plants and they have a sweet tooth for the plants leaves. These worm-like pests hid under the roses’ leaves and trace them by the black sticky substance they leave behind. This sooty fungus causes many problems for the plants, as it blocks sunlight. If you have an aphids’ case on your hands, you should ask your lawn care specialists for their help with aphids. There are plenty of organic and chemical solutions to keep these destructive pests away from your roses.
3. Feed them with the Right Nutrients
Roses should be planted in a sunny area, away from shadow-loving pests, with proper soil pH and balanced nutrients. Feeding roses during summer is mandatory, as heat and other environmental conditions may lead to disease development other side effects. While proper watering is the best solution to have your roses flourishing, you can also use organic fertilizers to keep them thriving. Ask us or a local nursery about the best fertilizers and organic mixes to add to your flower beds.
Having roses thriving on your property is a dream come true, but these majestic flowers need the proper care. Ask your local lawn care specialists for advice and let them help you with the best protection and maintenance activities for your plants and shrubs all summer long.