Thursday, May 2, 2013

Rose Patrol

With the great weather brings great roses.  Right now your roses should be looking their best.  To keep them that way there are a few things you need to do.

1.  Fertilize.  Roses are very heavy feeders so start fertilizing with an all-purpose Rose food.  Better yet, pick one that also has a insecticide systemic combined with the fertilizer.  This will not only feed those beauties but keep them pest-free as well.  Read the directions carefully and apply per manufacturer's recommendations.  No exceptions please...

2.  Spray.  Spray your roses every 4 to 6 weeks with Triple Action Plus.  This will further help your roses stay insect and disease free.  

3.  Prune.  Prune off those spent flower heads.  Also, prune any dead limbs to help prevent disease.  When your roses are done with their initial first bloom, then trim them back a few inches and this will help promote more new growth.  With new growth comes flowers.  That easy!!

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