Rose & Flower Gardening in a Drought

pink rose with water droplets

Five Steps to Growing Roses During a Drought

  • The drought may have you concerned about your garden.
  • While you can’t prevent a drought there are certain things you can do to help your roses survive with a minimum of stress.
  • You don’t have to go at it alone. At Bayer Advanced, we use the power of science to help you make magic in your gardens.
  • I’ve got a simple five-step regime to help you keep your roses healthy during a drought.

  1. Water efficiently: Water deeply to wet the entire root zone, then let soil partially dry before watering again.
  2. Mulch: Apply 2 to 3 inches of organic mulch to cool soil, reduce evaporation and suppress weeds.
  3. Less will be More: Vigorous growth will only result in more water use, which you don’t want during a drought. Fertilize less, prune less and plant less, using flowers only in areas where they have the most visual impact.
  4. Use drip irrigation: This technique applies water directly to roots without wasteful runoff or loss to evaporation.
  5. Control pests: Insects and diseases can stress plants, further weakening them. Keep your plants healthy! With Bayer Advanced All-In-One Rose & Flower Care, no spraying is required – just mix and pour this formula around the base of the plant. Follow label  instructions
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Without drought….

Here’s a 5 step plan for growing healthy roses

  1. Water efficiently: Water deeply to wet the entire root zone, then let soil partially dry before watering again. Drip irrigation applies water directly to roots without wasteful runoff or loss to evaporation.
  2. Mulch: Apply 2 to 3 inches of organic mulch to cool soil, reduce evaporation and suppress weeds.
  3. Fertilize. To keep roses healthy and blooming, feed every  4 to 6 weeks with a nitrogen fertilizer.
  4. Prune.  During the growing  season remove spent flowers and control growth.  When plants are dormant in winter, prune to improve health, control size and increase bloom.
  5. Control pests: Insects and diseases can stress plants, further weakening them. Keep your plants healthy! With Bayer Advanced All-In-One Rose & Flower Care, no spraying is required – just mix and pour this formula around the base of the plant. Follow label  instructions