One of the first thing we will notice when start knowing how to grow a rose is that our dear roses have some enemies! There are things that want to destroy our plants, but if we are prepared, we could help them out!
Extreme weather conditions, diseases and insects are sometimes trying to deaden our joy of growing roses!
But do not give up! There are several precautionary things you can do, in order to take good care of and protect your rose garden.
Prevent diseases in roses
Weather Conditions – We can of course not do anything to change the weather. Some years can be really hard on our plants, and some areas where we live are harder than other. However, we can keep an eye out – and when we see harsh weather approaching take some action. One thing is to cover the roses with tarpaulin or something else we have at home, to keep out the hard rains. In areas with very cold winters, it might be wise to cover the plant with sackcloth for example.
Cleanliness – One important thing to do to prevent diseases in roses is to clean the beds and remove dead leaves, clippings, and other things that can be affected by mildew and other problems. It is not just enough to clip away the dead stems and leaves, you also should remove it from the rose beds and throw them in trash cans.
Growing roses that are healthy
Regular Pruning – Most gardeners growing roses will prune the sides of rose bushes in order to make the rose bush look nice. But you will also need to prune within the bush as well so that enough air can circulate to the inner flowers, leaves, and stems. That helps the plant stay healthy.
If you prune a plant, you leave behind exposed inner area of stems. In order to keep diseases and insect away from the plant, you should seal the cut surface. You can find special plant glue at your garden center.
Those are some advice for anyone that wants to know how to grow a rose and succeed!