After the end of the flowering of roses, you need to maintain their beauty and health with certain procedures. The main ones are top dressing and pruning. It is also necessary to loosen the soil and treat roses from insects and diseases. Do not neglect these simple rules, and your rose bushes will delight you with health, beauty and long flowering. We will deal with each stage of caring for roses in more detail.

How to prune roses after flowering? The pruning procedure is mandatory for all varieties of roses, and especially those that bloom several times a season. What is the purpose of pruning roses after flowering? The fact is that after the completion of flowering, the rose puts all its strength into the formation of seeds. But we don’t need seeds to propagate. We will remove the seed box and the nutrients of the rose will be used for further flowering and for the development of the bush. Flowering will be longer and more abundant, and the bush will form flower buds for next year. If you remove dried flowers, then the queen of flowers will take on a neater look and will delight her owner with green foliage. After the flowering of roses, they are sanitary pruned, that is, all “bad” shoots (broken, underdeveloped, dried) are removed.

You can form a rose bush not only in spring and autumn. The rose tolerates pruning well in the summer. If incorrectly growing branches appear that grow inside the bush or thicken it, then feel free to cut them off after flowering. The bush will continue to grow.

Loosening the soil under roses

Rose after flowering needs loosening. This procedure is especially necessary for roses in a rainy summer, in which a hard crust appears on the ground due to constant heavy rains. This crust prevents oxygen from reaching the roots of the shrub, and therefore the development of the rose stops. It is also necessary to loosen the soil after watering, especially during the drought period. This reduces the need for frequent watering, as it prevents moisture from evaporating quickly from the soil. Mulching can also help retain moisture in the soil. It is necessary to put a layer of mulch 5 — 7 cm on loosened moist soil. Tree bark as a mulch will not only retain moisture, but also serve as a decor for a flower bed.

Summer top dressing of roses after flowering Feeding the queen of flowers is necessary to maintain her health and beauty. The plant spends a lot of energy on flowering, and top dressing will help the rose recover. How to feed roses after flowering? The best option is to alternate foliar and root dressings. An excellent option for foliar fertilization is an ash solution. It is a source of potassium, phosphorus and calcium, necessary for the well-being of the rose. To prepare top dressing from ash, you need to mix 2 cups of ash with a liter of boiling water. Wrap the resulting mixture overnight, and strain in the morning. Then dilute the resulting solution with 10 liters of water (cold) and spray the roses.

Roses that bloom several times a summer need nitrogen. He is involved in the formation of new shoots with peduncles. To obtain top dressing — nitrogen, you need to dilute 1 tbsp. a spoonful of urea in a bucket of water. You can get nitrogen for fertilizer in another way. You need to put grass in a bucket (you can use weeds), then add chicken manure (1 liter) and fill it with water to the top. Keep the container in a sunny place for 1.5 weeks, then dilute the infusion with water (a liter of infusion + 10 liters of water). Spray roses after the first flowering and subsequent ones at the rate of 4-5 liters per bush. The irrigation interval is 7-10 days.

You can use any ready-made mineral fertilizer for roses for feeding or buy a universal mixture for flowers, for example, Aquarin Flower.

As a preventive measure for fungus in roses, many flower growers recommend Fitosporin (2-3 teaspoons diluted in 10 liters of water). Treatment with Fitosporin should be carried out after each pruning in order to strengthen the immunity of plants and leave no chance for fungal diseases.

You can also use folk remedies (broths of garlic, wormwood, marigolds, marigolds). Prepare a decoction and spray rose bushes.

Rose pest control

No less than flower growers «love» roses and pests. Therefore, pest control is no less important step in caring for roses after flowering than the above. Constantly inspect the flowers. The appearance of cobwebs, foam, holes, sticky deposits on the leaves are signs of infection of roses by aphids, sawflies, spider mites, etc. Do not delay the treatment of roses from insects. If it is difficult to understand who exactly «attacked» the roses, then you need to treat with a broad spectrum insecticide, for example, Aktara or Iskra. It will help in pest control and Fitoverm (breed according to the instructions). The dosage of the drug depends on the type of insect pest. The tool can be used for the prevention of pests.
There are also folk remedies for prevention:

  • ash + tobacco dust (treat the bushes after each rain);
  • infusion of garlic + laundry or liquid soap (treat the roses by leaf).

Only if all the simple rules for caring for roses are observed, the queen of flowers will delight her owner with lush long flowering and juicy greenery of the bushes.

 

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