Roses can actually be easy to grow with some basic rose gardening tips. Preliminary planning and visualization of what kind of plants to put in your garden will ensure greater success. Consider what will work with your existing garden? Is the garden formal or informal; will rose trees or small bushes work best?
Roses need about 6 hours of sunlight, so think about whether the garden has an appropriate spot. Are the plants going to be in a bed or up against a structure suitable for climbing roses. Or will you want to put roses in pots? And lastly, does color matter? If the garden has a certain color scheme, what roses would fit in best?
Get in ‘the Zone’
After you’ve made some notes about what to purchase, it’s time to look at climate and zone needs of the roses Gartenhelfer Stundenlohn. Some roses will not grow well in colder climates; know your zone before making a purchase.
The Right Tool Is Everything
Garden tools are essential: pruners, a garden rake, and a fork for digging are necessary. You should also have some good sturdy gloves, a watering can or hose, and a wheelbarrow.
Weeding requires a good bit of kneeling. Knee pads are made specifically for gardeners and are well worth nearly any expense. Pruners are small and useful on simple deadheading jobs, but a pair of loppers are best for pruning on a larger scale.
Tools tend to get lost or scattered around the tool shed (or garage). Get a container or basket designated for gardening and keep tools and other necessities in one place. Paint your tool handles in bright non-garden colors for help in locating. Hot pink spades or pruners can’t easily hide in tall grass.
Maintain your tools – sharpen pruners and loppers annually, keep them oiled and clean of debris. It’s a good idea to give them a bath of rubbing alcohol on a regular basis to avoid the transmission of rose disease among plants.
Habits Are Good
Be systematic about garden tending. If you set a schedule for watering, you’re less likely to forget. Plants prefer watering in early morning or late evening and will need more attention on hot summer days.
Keep The Garden Clean
Likewise pay attention to weeding and don’t allow weeds to get out of control. Keep the base of the plant weed-free; right after a rain weeds are much easier to pull up. All debris, such as fallen leaves should be removed from rose beds. Air circulation is key to keeping fungi like powdery mildew under control.
Join A Group
For novices as well as gardeners with experience, it’s nice to have a source for information and questions pertaining to roses. Look for local gardening groups in your area, or search the internet for an on-line forum. There are some great eBooks out there for additional help, too.
Jot Down Your Progress
Buy a journal and keep track of your roses; when they bloom, colors, and variety. Jot down the date of planting so you’ll be able to accurately note its progress. Note what works and doesn’t work. Track problems as well. Then if you need to talk to an expert the information is accessible.
Take photos of your garden as well, note the color of a particular rose or a grouped planting. The information can be helpful in additions, or when propagating. This information will provide an opportunity to see how well your rose garden is performing.
Enjoy your garden. Remember this is supposed to be an enjoyable hobby! Get a glass of iced tea and a chair and enjoy the sights and aromas from your beautiful rose garden.