We provide roses with good care after spring planting
In the spring she planted a small young rose garden. Before that, one old tea rose bush grew there, so I have no experience in caring for the “youth”. Tell me how to care for roses after planting in spring?
Among the variety of flowers in the flower bed, the rose is always in the first place. After all, nothing beats its beauty and exquisite appearance of buds. To raise a real queen, you need to give her a little attention, especially at the first beginnings..
The further growth and flowering of roses depends on the proper care of roses after their spring planting. The main points to look out for when caring for young rose seedlings in spring are:
- compliance with watering rules;
- care of the soil around the seedling;
- disease prevention;
- timely fertilization;
- the formation of the future bush.
Compliance with watering rules
Rose is a very moisture-loving plant. After planting, the seedling must be watered daily, and then once a week. For irrigation, use settled warm water, preferably rainwater. The best time to water is in the early morning or evening, when the sun is less active. Leaves exposed to water are burned by sunlight..
Roses should be watered strictly at the root..
Caring for the soil around the seedling
After watering, the ground around the bush should be mulched with sawdust or compost. Mulch will save the roots from erosion during subsequent watering and will prevent the rapid evaporation of moisture.
To provide the root system of the rose with a constant access of oxygen, the ground around the bush must be loosened regularly until the very autumn cold snap. With the arrival of autumn, stop loosening, and lightly tamp the soil around the bush.
Prevention and control of rose diseases
Rose bushes are often affected by powdery mildew. To prevent this, in the spring, roses are treated with a solution of copper sulfate at the rate of 100 g per bucket of water. And if the moment for treatment was missed, and the disease nevertheless struck the bush, solutions with the use of the following drugs have proven themselves well in its treatment:
- “Topaz” – 4 ml of the drug is needed for a bucket of water.
- “Skor” – for a bucket of water – 2 ml of the drug.
- Colloidal sulfur – for half a bucket of water 40 g of sulfur.
To combat pests, use a solution of copper-soap liquid and Bordeaux mixture.
The best fertilizers for roses are organic fertilizers such as slurry. Applying four dressings per season will provide the bush with all the nutrients it needs for growth and flowering. The first feeding can be done in mid-June, and the last one no later than mid-August..
To prepare a liquid fertilizer, dilute 1 part of mullein in 3 parts of water and leave for 10 days to infuse. When directly preparing top dressing, dilute 1 part of this mixture with 10 parts of water.
Before fertilizing the soil around the bush, it is necessary to moisten well, and only then feed the rose with fertilizer at the rate of 3 liters per one bush.
Formation of the future bush
Experienced flower growers recommend that in the first year of a rose’s life, not give it the opportunity to bloom, so that young seedlings gain strength and give abundant flowering next season. To do this, you need to remove the buds from the bushes, leaving one flower per shoot..
Further formation of the bush consists in pinching all lateral shoots after the fourth leaf until the bush reaches the desired shape.
During the summer, it is periodically necessary to remove wild growth.
With the arrival of next spring, the bush will need to be carefully inspected for dry shoots. If dry and frozen shoots are found, they should be cut with pruning shears.