Roses are some of the most beautiful bushes you can have on your flower beds! They are also some of the most high maintenance plants you will come across. All that beauty comes at a cost (in time and money...and blood!). One of the biggest questions people have about their rose bushes is when to prune them. You can find calendars all over the internet with a quick search; however, you will be left with a whole lot of conflicting answers. So let us break it down for you in terms that just make sense!
If you have ever been "bitten" by the thorns of a rose bush, you can understand the need for some heavy protection. Here is a list of items you will need to prune your rose bushes.
When to Prune
So the biggest question is: "When to prune your bushes?" So let's answer that for you!
If you live in a colder climate, you will want to start pruning your bushes immediately following the final frost. I know! I know! What the heck does that mean for people who have unpredictable weather patterns? Well, that means you let the roses tell you! It's not a cryptic message I promise.
You ever notice when the bushes start sprouting leaves in early spring? Some even start immediately budding. This is when you want to prune your rose bushes. Follow our steps below and you cannot fail!
How to Prune
Now that you have the tools and you know when to start pruning your bushes, the last thing is to know how to prune your rose bushes. Just as there are a million ways to skin a cat (not at anyone actually skins cats...we hope), there are about a million ways to prune your roses; however, this method is tried and true and simple!
Let's Wrap Things Up!
Now that you know what you need, when to do it, and how to do it, you're all set! Still seem like a bit much to maintain? Hire one of our members and Neighbor's Lawn Care and let us care your your precious roses and any other plants you have. We will do all the maintenance so that you can sit back and enjoy the fruits of...our labor!