A rose by any other name would smell as sweet. However, a rose pruned any other way would not look as beautiful. Proper care and pruning of your roses is essential to healthy growth and gorgeous blooms. Often, gardeners feel that the special grooming required for roses is too time-consuming or intimidating. Don’t let this discourage you from growing roses. Your local lawn care service in Las Vegas can help with rose pruning as well as all your landscaping needs.
Those who choose to work with pruning experts can benefit from their professional knowledge of the following guidelines and more.
Top down or bottom up?
If you’re painting a room, it’s wise to start with the ceiling, work your way down to walls and then do any trimming. This top-down method is not as healthy with roses. While it may feel natural to start with the first flower you can reach, this is never idea. Professionals will know it’s necessary to get down on ground level and look at the base and the stems that are growing from the plant. Since the blooms up top will soon be history, it’s the stuff underneath that will determine next season’s growth.
If it’s gray, prune away
The new, healthy stems that will continue to produce beautiful blooms and encourage healthy growth are the greenest ones. Do you see any gray or spindly canes? If so, your professional will know these are ready for rose retirement. Stems that are old and gray-looking will only get in the way of new stems and growth, and should be removed.
Follow the rule of thirds
Have you heard that severity is good when it comes to rose pruning? Harsh hacking is fairly common, but severe pruning makes more sense in severe-winter climates. In these instances, the cold will kill long stems that are not trimmed. However, milder climates require less drastic measures. Your lawn care professionals will know that during this time, it’s typically recommended that only the top third of the plant is removed.
Make some room to bloom!
In an ideal situation, your plant would grow out from its center. To promote this type of growth, your lawn care experts will clear stems that cross over the center or grow in the wrong direction. If any canes are crowding each other, professionals will remove them to ensure room for proper growth.
Lawn care professionals will help you prep your plants to create the best growth environment for next season. They will also pick up all the stems, leaves and other mess that was made while pruning, as dead leaves and old petals invite fungus and insect problems. For the final touch, they can even spread new mulch.
Some people enjoy the careful pruning roses require. They take pleasure in exercising their green thumb and find satisfaction in toiling over their rose garden. Others prefer to simply enjoy the scenery and scents the roses provide, and leave the pruning to the pros. Either way, 2 White Guys landscaping is available to meet all your needs for lawn care service in Las Vegas.