Organic Gardening – Planting Your Rose Garden

To have a successful rose garden there’s a little planning that has to be done. Like with any other backyard it all begins with the location and soil. The location of your rose garden has to be in a place of full sun, at least 6 hours of sun is required to have a successful, thriving garden. The soil should be one that has lots of organic matter mixed in and one that drains well.

As soon as you have the location that you want to start your garden, prepare it by mixing in plenty of compost and peat moss. It will improve the soil structure of your garden, allow the soil to retain moisture, drain well and add the nutrients needed for your roses to flourish.

A good healthy soil mix for these crops is to take the soil from the holes that you dig for the plants and make a mix of one part peat moss, 1 part compost and one part present soil. This will make a soil structure your roses will thrive in.

The hole you dig for your plants should be about a two foot wide, 2 foot deep hole, allowing for the plants to be usually two feet apart depending on the variety, separation can vary. As soon as you have your holes dug and your soil mixed you are ready to begin planting. First add some water into the base of the holes you have dug. Then you want to add a layer of your soil mix to the bottom of the hole, roses should be planted having 8 to 10 inches of cover, adjust the quantity of soil you put in the bottom of the hole to allow for the right cover.

When the plant is from it’s container, gently loosen the roots system and put it in the hole and backfill with your soil mix to a height which the root-ball is covered. Firm the soil by pressing on the loose soil with your hands and give your new plants a good deep watering. This watering will settle the soil around the roots and eliminate any air pockets.

Now you are on your way to developing for own personal rose garden to enjoy for many years to come.

A environment friendly and healthy way of gardening. Growing a healthy and productive crop in a way that’s healthy for both you and the environment.

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