How Does Your Garden Grow? Lawn Care Sycamore, IL Pros on Roses Maintenance

August 9, 2016
Green Acres Lawn Care & Landscape

Not so long ago, some of our experts talked about the proper placing and integration of fragrant flowers, plants and bushes in the overall landscape of a property. Today we will take a closer look at roses – majestic plants that offer endless joy with their hypnotizing scents and vivid lush colors. But it is not that easy to grow roses and offer them the best conditions for thriving. These plants need constant care, no matter their type: watering, pruning, feeding, pest control, weeding and so on. If you are a seasoned roses’ cultivator then you know the full drill. Those who are still learning their ways into the delightful art of rose growing might need, however, a few tips. Today we have our lawn care Sycamore, IL specialists and our landscaping Genoa, IL experts to give you a quick guide on rose maintenance over the summer.

1. Irrigation

Roses need plenty of water to thrive in the hot summer months. When it comes to roses’ irrigation, there are a few tips you might want to consider – as roses’ watering is a bit different from your regular lawn and landscape watering activities.

  • Roses need at least 2.5 gallons of water weekly.
  • Roses should be watered very early in the morning.
  • You may use fish tank water for both irrigation and nutrition purposes – as long as the fish tank water is not too stale or moldy.
  • Have your roses hydrated by a slow release irrigation system – your lawn care Sycamore, IL experts can help you install one to properly water your entire landscape while saving resources and money.

2. Pest Control

Many pests are attracted to your roses, but aphids in particular are very dangerous. Keep an eye on your plants and check under the roses’ leaves – if you see black sticky soot it means your roses are under an aphid attack. The soot blocks sunlight and can cause the roses’ death. Roses should also be kept safe from snails, slugs, shadow-loving bugs and mosquitoes – it means that they should have been planted in sunny areas around the property. However, if you see any signs of a pest infestation, have your lawn care Sycamore, IL specialists implement a pest control program.

3. Fertilization

Roses need a well-nourished soil even if some varieties love a slightly more acidic pH and others thrive on neutral pH soils. One thing all roses have in common is that they need proper feeding. Poor nutrition can lead to disastrous long-term effects, this is why fertilization is as just important as watering. Your lawn care Sycamore, IL experts can help you implement a proper roses’ fertilization program, tailored on the plants’ real needs. You can also use plenty of organic nourishments that roses love:

  • Chopped banana peels, coffee grounds, crushed egg shells, molasses
  • Epsom Salt
  • Manure
  • Bone meal, alfalfa, kelp, greensand etc.
  • Compost
  • Fish tank water

Some rose growers also swear by lawn fertilizers, so you should have your lawn care Sycamore, IL team come up with a proper roses’ fertilization program to make sure your roses get the proper nutrients for a healthy lush development.

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