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Roses are very beautiful flowers and come in different colors. That’s why they are the most dearly loved flowers all over the world. People present rose to their loved ones for expressing love, friendship and compassion. Due to their loveliness and grace, some people want to grow these flowers in their home garden but find it complex and difficult to grow them properly. Keeping this in mind, I am giving some tips on growing rose flowers easily.

Watering

It is better to water the roses early in the morning or in afternoon. Roses are among one of the flowers that like good drainage but in spite of this, they require a lot of water during their growing season. Special care has to be taken during drought as at this time they require to be soaked at least twice a week. While watering, keep in mind that water should be given to the soil so that the spray on the leaves is not washed away with water.

Planting Location

Roses require a lot of sunlight. Make sure that flowers get sunlight for 4 to 6 hours daily for their better growth. Rose plants also require proper air circulation so they should not be planted in a location that is crowded by other plants. For climber rose plants, make strong fences to provide them proper space to grow.

Soil

Also consider that the soil of the planting location is good enough for the rose plants. Roses require a soil having a PH from 5.5 to 6.5. Moreover roses grow well in clay soil having a reasonable amount of organic matter.

Fertilizing

Fertilizers should be provided to rose plants twice a year; once before autumn blossom and once before spring bloom. For this it is recommended to use chemical fertilizers according to the directions given on the packets of fertilizers.

Pruning

Pruning of rose flowers is done twice; once at the time of planting and once after the plants have been established. At planting time, the top of plant should be cut 4 to 5 inches above the ground leaving three sturdy branches. Although this pruning seems to be severe, it is better for healthy growth. This pruning should be done only if you are planting in spring. But if you are planting them in fall, there is no need to prune them severely.

As a mentioned above, pruning is also done after the plants are established. So at this time, cut them 4 to 6 inches above the ground. This pruning is done in early spring leaving those branches which are strong and healthy.

Spraying

You should also protect your rose plant from getting any diseases. So it is recommended to spray them regularly from the time the first leave begin to develop.

These were some of the tips on growing rose flowers. I hope you will find them quite beneficial and interesting.

A rain garden is built in an unoccupied space that can capture rain water. By building a rain garden you can have such a beautiful garden that grows and flourishes by using rainwater. As the storm water contributes a lot in polluting the natural water bodies like ponds and streams, building a rain garden can be proved very helpful in removing that storm water. Building a rain garden is not as difficult as it seems to be. Follow some simple steps and build your own rain garden.

Important Steps to be followed

  • The first step is to choose a suitable location. Keep in mind that the distance between rain garden and your home should be approximately 10 feet as it will stop flooding in your house. Try to choose a naturally low space in your yard. You should also make sure that you have chosen a sunny location for your rain garden.
  • If you have selected a low space to make a rain garden then there is no need of a drainage area. But make sure that the selected area should receive rain water during rainfall. The problem occurs when you have selected a roof or hard surface for capturing water. In that case, you will have to measure a drainage area and multiply it with number associated with the type of soil.
  • Now you have to create a design of your rain garden. The best way to do this is to make a design on the paper so that you can create the best appearance of your garden.
  • The most important step is to choose the plants for your rain garden. It is recommended to choose native plants as they can adapt to the environment and climate. Make sure that the plants you have chosen for your garden are able to grow in both wet and dry areas as rain garden will be filled with water frequently.
  • Now keeping in mind the design of your garden make the boundary and shape of your rain garden.
  • The next step is to dig the garden approximately 4-8 inches deep. Now prepare the soil and adjust it with 2”-3” of manure and mix it well with the soil.
  • Place the plants according to the design you have made for your rain garden. The distance between plants should be at least one foot. After planting every flower and plant, step back and have a look at your garden to ensure that they go well with the design you have made for your garden.
  • You should use frayed woodchips that can’t drift or scatter.  Next you should apply mulch two to three inches deep to keep the wetness in the soil. It will also help to keep the weeds out.
  • Watering the garden is a vital step. If it not rains for two weeks after you have built the rain garden, then it is recommended to water it every other day until it looks that your garden have started growing at its own.

I hope that above mentioned steps would be very helpful for you to build your rain garden.