Rose Bush Care
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Roses that are cared for produce beautiful well-formed blossoms each year. Without care, they can become unhealthy and susceptible to disease and pests. They can have spindly stems, spotty leaves, mildew and spider mites. Even though roses are fairly easy to grow, they do need some attention.
Remove dead, damaged, diseased, thin, weak or crossing branches at least once a year.
Feed rose bushes with 2 to 4 inches of organic compost. Work this into the soil to a depth of 12 inches. Fertilize your rose bushes three times a year. Use a fast-acting fertilizer in mid-May, mid-July and autumn.