When you garden around your homes for sale Opelika, AL this summer, be sure your yard is ready to be admired! June is National Rose month, and there’s not a better time to plant or prune your very own rose bushes!
Roses are a flower that do best in a lot of sunlight- make sure you choose a variety that will do best in your yard and climate, and be sure to plant your roses where they can get at least six hours of sunlight each day. It is also essential to plant your rose bush in an area with healthy soil that drains well so the roots aren’t flooded every time it rains. Be sure the area you choose for your rose plant isn’t competing with other plants and trees and the area isn’t overtaken with roots.
Once your rose bush has taken to its new home, pruning can help your rose bush stay beautiful and healthy longer. Pruning at the wrong time of year can mean you won’t see a bloom, so be sure to cut your roses at the right times. Hybrid Tea roses back in early spring and in the fall to prevent damage from storms. Climber rose varieties should be pruned every Fall and can be sculpted around your homes for sale Opelika, AL as you see fit simply by removing the new shoots and stems. Old growth roses should be pruned right after the blossoms fade or even after the hips have formed. Pruning at the right time will increase the health of your rose bush and will yield many more roses!