Watering New Roses

Learn how to water your newly planted rose

A heavy application of approximately a bucketful of water should be applied to the rose when the hole is about 2/3 filled with firmed earth. It helps to settle the earth and moisten it thoroughly around the roots of the rose.

Moving forward, the actual frequency of watering will depend on your soil and climate as well as the age of the plant. Try watering a few mornings a week - water slowly at the base of the plant, until the soil is wet 12 to 18" deep. Soaker hoses are helpful and prevent water from splashing onto foliage. Wet foliage is an invitation for rose diseases.

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