How to prune roses Janine Pattison

When it comes to bushes, nothing really comes close to roses. They are the most ideal for gardens at home. Rose bushes are perfect since they can flourish and thrive for a significant period of time especially when the owner provides the utmost proper care and maintenance. And one of the most important aspects of taking care is trimming roses. Remember that when you trim roses, you will be able to get rid of dead parts or sections of the bush and can as well ensure that the plant's growth is not hindered. Additionally, trimming roses also corresponds to improving the look of your bushes and promoting a better air and sun circulation, making sure that the middle and inner part of the bush is also provided with light and air.

But how do you effectively trim roses? Here's a list of some of the basic steps you can start right now:

1. First of all, you must schedule and set a date of trimming. This is essential because the job of doing so isn't a walk in the park. Put in mind that it doesn't really matter what species or types of rose bush you grow at your garden. Your place or area where you placed it doesn't matter as well. The thing is you have to start trimming roses ideally during the spring. Doing so after the end of the winter is perfect for making sure your roses will glow.

2. When you are fixed with your schedule, the next thing to do is prepare your tools that will be used for trimming. Be reminded that you should be using sterile and sharp tools. Also, you must avoid using those types of cutting tools that are very sharp since there's a greater likelihood of damaging the rose bushes in the process. Additionally, never forget to sterilize the same tools. This might sound unnecessary but it is actually very important when you're using the same in trimming roses. By sterilizing, you're making sure that there is greater prevention against common infections and diseases inherent in the plant. And finally, be sure to wear garden gloves as you begin to prune or trim. Roses come with thorns and you don't want to mess with them.

3. As you go on the process, ensure that you are cutting with the right angle. This comes in as a very essential requirement since it will determine if the rose bush will eventually survive, get healthy, and thrive. The right angle for cutting the stem would be 45 degrees and with an approximate measurement of ¼ of an inch, this is of course on top of the outward facing bud. You also have to determine as you cut if the pithy tissue found on the center of the stem is white. If it isn't, you have to trim again until you see that white color. The same corresponds to a healthy region or area. After cutting, you guarantee a quick recuperation period by sealing and protecting the cut using a sealant intended specifically for pruning.

4. Finally, you have to understand and learn what portions of the rose bush to trim. You can't just what you want. The concept behind trimming roses is getting rid of weak and dead stems, branches, and parts of the bush.

Nicole Taylor's passion in rose gardening has led her to do research about roses and the right way to care for them. Now, she is sharing her ideas about trimming roses and how to take care of them.

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