- When should you fertilize the roses?
- The different fertilizers
- Which natural fertilizers are there?
- Yes, you could indeed accidentally over-fertilize the roses!
- Fertilizing and pruning the roses
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If any flower can be declared the 'queen' among her kind, it is the rose. Who else gets this worldwide recognition? What other exudes such dignity and has ascribed such positive meaning in all cultures? The roses just have the aura for it. But like all queens, they also require appropriate care. If you want to fertilize roses, you have to be prepared for a certain effort and a lot of concentration. But if you love these flowers, don't hesitate or give up. Our introduction is designed to help you remember the main principles of rose care. Then you can delve into each of the individual aspects depending on the specifics of your problem.
The roses must be fertilized three times a year
When should you fertilize the roses?
One of the most frequently asked questions is when you should actually fertilize the roses. The question itself is already somewhat confusing. The roses should actually be fertilized several times a year. The first time would be right after the first frost, then after the first bloom and finally at the end of summer.
As for the exact months, this means that you fertilize the roses first in April, then in May or June and finally in August or at the latest in early September.
There are both natural and artificial fertilizers
The different fertilizers
Most forums recommend choosing between artificial and natural fertilizers. But we find that quite misleading. Finally, there is the possibility of combining the two methods for the best possible effect. Natural fertilizers are of course better for nature and our he alth. But it certainly makes a big difference in what amounts you use them. However, artificial fertilizers are often the better idea for beginners in the care of roses, vegetables and plants in general. Most experienced gardeners suggest using natural fertilizers such as compost in April. In May and June, i.e. in the second phase after flowering, high-quality, ready-made products are then used. Cow dung or other natural alternatives should complete this cycle at the end of summer.
Be sure to sprinkle the fertilizer around the roses
At this point we would like to say a few words about the ready-to-use fertilizers. Most people assume they are full of chemistry. However, there are more and more trendy products on the market that consist of environmentally friendly components. That way you would avoid the hassle of finishing the fertilizers yourself, which many people find demotivating and tiresome.
The roses are a joy for everyone in the garden
Which natural fertilizers are there?
If you are new to plant care and gardening then you would probably be amazed at how many different natural fertilizer alternatives there are. Here is a list of them:
- coffee grounds,
- Fruit peel with rich vitamin and mineral content,
- Mineral water,
- Different types of tea (preferably through used tea bags),
- Cow and horse manure,
- bark mulch,
The list could be much longer. In general, the point is that the fertilizers used are rich in minerals, with phosphorus, oxygen, potassium and nitrogen always playing the leading role.
The leaves would tell you if you had fertilized too much
Yes, you could indeed accidentally over-fertilize the roses!
It can happen that people overdo it when it comes to fertilizers. This is a bit more difficult with natural substances. But even then there is no real guarantee. What can you do and what do you need to know so that you don't draw a line through your own efforts? First, you should check the PH of your soil. There is an ideal you should aim for. It's roughly between 6 and 7. The closer you are, the less fertilizer you'll need. In addition, you should carefully observe the petals of the roses. If they start to turn yellowish, it's most likely because you've been using too much fertilizer. With potassium, however, you could make up for it all.
Individual types of roses have different Specifics
Fertilizing and pruning the roses
A fundamental mistake would be to cut the roses immediately after fertilizing. This would damage them and limit their growth. The pruning of the roses is an issue in itself. You should preferably check whether this is even necessary in your case. If so, then you must not start before late autumn. There are a number of roses that you don't need to cut! Don't fertilize if you intend to propagate your roses from cuttings this year.
"The Queen of Flowers" thanks you for your effort!
You may only fertilize the roses in late autumn
If you want to propagate the roses with cuttings, then you should avoid fertilizing
The results can look so beautiful with the right care!