How to Water Rose Bushes


Rose bushes are not only a beautiful addition to any landscape, but they also provide a sweet smelling fragrance. In order to keep your rose bushes healthy, you will need to water them on a regular basis. Too much water though, and the rose bushes roots will begin to rot. Too little water, and the roses will begin to wilt. It is important to know what the right balance is when watering your roses.

Step 1

Place your garden hose near the base of the rose tree.

Step 2

Turn the water supply on, and allow the water to run for half an hour.

Step 3

Repeat twice per week in the winter, and four times per week in the summer.

Step 4

Squirt the water from the hose all over the rose bush once per week. This will remove dirt, as well as any pests, such as aphids, from your rose bush.

Step 5

Check the soil once in awhile to make sure you are not over-watering, or under-watering your rose bush. If your finger comes out muddy, you are using too much water. If your finger comes out dry, you have not watered your rose bush enough.

Things You'll Need

  • Garden hose
  • Water


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