Coming Up Roses - April 2019

The roses are putting on some vigorous growth thanks to that boost of fertilizer last month. Fertilizer can still be applied to your roses if it's not yet been done. We love our blended 2-in-1 formula, but if you already have something to use, be sure to follow the package instructions.

Remember, that the official start of spray season has begun. Treating your roses every 7-10 days ensures protection against blackspot and other fungal diseases, in addition to targeted insecticide use for early emerging insects such as aphids and budworms. Continually treating until the end of October is the goal to keep your roses as healthy as possible.

Now that the weather is warming up, it's time to think about watering your roses. Pull out the water timer from storage, put in fresh batteries and connect it to your rose garden. We aim to water our roses at least 3 times per week, for a minimum of 30-40 minutes, depending on your output.