Why Do the Leaves On a Rose Bush Turn Brown?

Brown rose leaves may indicate inadequate watering or too much salt in the rose garden's soil. To lower soil salinity, leach the soil by improving drainage and watering often. In extreme cases, the roses may have to be temporarily removed while the soil is repeatedly flushed with water.

Keywords: brown rose leaves, inadequate water, soil salinity, leach salt from soil

About this Author

Melissa Jordan-Reilly has been a writer for 20 years, both as a newspaper reporter and as an editor of nonprofit newsletters. Among the publications in which she has published are, "The Winsted Journal," "Taconic" and "Compass Magazine." A graduate of the University of Connecticut, Jordan-Reilly also pursues sustainable agriculture techniques and tends a market garden at her Northwestern Connecticut home.