How to care for roses in summer |Photo plan

Watering

Roses - hardy plants, but the hot and dry summer, they need watering.Remember the important thing is that roses are waiting for you to abundant irrigation (watering 1-2 under a bush) is not more than 1-2 times a week and do not like cold water from a hose.Sometimes you can freshen up and sprinkling rose, but generally wet the leaves when watering (especially evening) - bad practice.In late summer, watering should be reduced, that the rose began to prepare for the conclusion of the growing season.

Cultivation and weed

Roots roses need oxygen, so the top layer of soil in the planting roses should always be loose.The hardened and cracked after heavy rain or watering the soil - an important sign of poor care for roses.Cultivation is carried out systematically, at a depth of about 5 cm, gently, taking care not to damage the roots.In addition to the possible damage to the roots infection provokes the formation of wild shoots (shoots of rootstock).The use of herbicides in the private gardens i

s undesirable, their use, even with careful handling, is a threat to the crop plants and the environment in general.

Mulching the soil

Covering the soil surface layer of an organic or mineral material called mulch.Recently, this term is used very frequently, sometimes up to ten positions given in his favor, some of which are difficult to disagree (reducing soil evaporation and overheating in some cases - extra food and enrichment of the upper layer of soil bacteria).As the mulch used: rotted manure, garden compost, leaf mold, peat, shredded bark, sawdust, chips, grass clippings, straw, sand, gravel, granite chips, nut shells, and various polymer films and other

How to care.roses for the summer?

spring, after weeding and loosening the soil is poured mulch material (shoots without touching) layer 5-8sm.In the fall, after the decomposition of mulch layer (in the case of organic mulch), it is recommended for loosening mixed with topsoil and mulch in spring again.

In practice, if mulching pink landings carried out systematically, even useful, decomposing mulch (at least most of it) it is necessary to shovel, loosen the soil and remove weeds, spend fertilizing and then pour a new mulch.Otherwise soon will be raised flowerbeds and planting bushes recessed.This will harm the plants and planting border will look untidy.Use

useful mulch for the soil as a means of controlling weeds in most cases not possible.Adding rotted manure, leaf mold or garden compost increases soil infestation often because these materials are not sterile and are a fertile environment for effective weed growth.Materials that do not have nutritional value (peat, shredded bark, sawdust, granite and marble chips), may do more harm than good.

removal of wild shoots

Sometimes grafted onto rootstock shoots appear and may even (in some cases) to replace the cultivar.Most often this happens in the bushes weak, especially victims of winter shelters, but also found in the powerful (this is especially the stock).Wild shoots are light green leaves, consisting of 7 small narrow and long leaves, and shoots often longer spines.Experienced amateur easily distinguish these shoots, but some inconsiderate owners roses taken as the basic criterion of the number of leaves and with enviable persistence during the season break out powerful shoots replacement beautiful modern varieties.This indicator (7 leaves) today is not universal, so you just need to watch your roses, and you are always dubious escape notice.If some escape suspicious, find its base and making sure that it originates below the grafting cultivar, delete it completely, leaving no traces.Pruning escape (at any level, even at its base) only leads to the stimulation of further growth.