Watering roses: how to water roses
Almost any suburban area in addition to smooth garden beds planted with vegetables, there is a flower garden. Garden flowers delight the eye and uplifting. Very popular garden roses — multicolored rose bushes look just luxurious. But for good flowering roses need proper care, particularly watering. About watering roses tells the country of the Soviets.
Rose is one of the most water-loving garden plants, so proper watering of roses must be rich. But there is one nuance: the need for roses in the water depends on the phase of plant growth. Thus, during intensive vegetation (the period when buds are budding, shoots and leaves appear, as well as the period after the first flowering, when the first shoots begin to grow), roses are most in need of moisture.
Why is this happening? The fact that during the growth of rose (like any other living organism) need a lot of nutrients for normal development. Therefore, any self-respecting gardener will provide the plant a rich fertilizing. But without water feeding just is not it - water serves as a conductor, delivering nutrients to the soil.
If watering roses is insufficient, any feeding will be ineffective. plants simply will not get enough nutrients. In addition, the growth of plants contributes to moisture itself. So without abundant watering can not do.
What about rain, you ask? Do I need to water the roses if the summer is rainy? Necessarily it is necessary. Even if it rains every day, this moisture is not enough - this watering is superficial. So that rain can not be trusted to water roses, this procedure remains on the conscience of the owner of the garden.
To watering the roses were high quality, you need to create special conditions. At the first loosening of colors lift the edges of garden beds. creating an earthen shaft around each bush. Then the water will not drain away when watering.
For watering roses (and all flowers in the garden in principle) to use pooled water, warmed naturally in a special tank. Cold water from a well or a hose for these purposes is not suitable — after such a "soul" flowers can make you ill. Watering roses should be infrequent (once a week in dry hot weather or two), but abundant: 5-10 litres per vine for groundcover roses and 10-15 liters for climbing.
Convenient to water the rose from a watering can, which had previously withdrawn a sprinkler. You need to pour water right under a Bush. while trying not to fall on the leaves of the plant. For roses, watering from the top is highly undesirable, especially if you are spraying flowers from a hose with a strong jet.
If you prefer to water the roses by the method of sprinkling, spraying water on the bushes, you need to observe two important conditions. First, not water the roses in extreme heat. especially if the bushes are exposed to direct sunlight: the rest of the leaves and flowers water drops will lead to multiple burns plants. Second, roses can not be watered in the evening. If they do not have time to dry up to night and remain wet in the dark, there is a danger of burning roses with fungal diseases.
After watering need loosen the soil under the Bush. If you don't, formed on the surface of earth crust, which will interfere with the breathing roots of the plant. Get rid of the constant loosening will help mulching - covering the soil surface with mulch (organic residues). Thanks to the mulch, the top layer of the soil will always be loose. As mulch, peat can be used, leaf humus, chopped straw or wood bark, with manure reparted.
Autumn watering roses different from the summer. In late summer, decreasing the need to plant in the moisture, and too abundant watering will encourage the rose to further intensive growth. The plant will produce shoots, but by the autumn they will not have time to get stronger and most likely will die in the winter.
If the fall rainy. watering roses can be stopped in September: precipitation plant will be enough. If you had a warm and dry autumn, the roses still need to be watered once a week, reducing the volume of water by 3-5 liters. Also in the fall, you need to make sure that the soil does not remain dry after the onset of frost.
Pre-winter watering roses - an important stage in winter preparation. Before the onset of frost roses must be watered very abundantly - at least 30 liters of water per bush.