Is It Time To Deadhead The Roses In Your Garden?

Warm temperatures are coming soon and the sun is bright

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Deadheading roses is an important chore in gardening. If you want new blooms and fresh growth, you might want to take the time to deadhead your roses.

Is it the right time of year?

Rose plants can differ and that means they have different needs depending on their genetics and the local climate.

If you are not sure when is the right month or season to deadhead your roses, you might want to research your specific rose variety. You can get information online or at your home improvement store.

What is deadheading?

I’m not a gardening expert so I’ll give you my own opinion. Deadheading is the removal of old rose blooms so that new rose blossoms can arrive.

There are different ways to deadhead roses. You can snap them off or cut them. Your rose may respond better to certain ways of deadheading.

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What about pruning your roses?

Of course pruning is important. Last year our roses were too big and heavy and actually became a hazard. You can’t let them get so big like that.

I know just enough about pruning that I try not to let the roses get dangerously large. A big branch with thorns can cause pain.

These are just a few ideas regarding the process of deadheading your rises. If you’re not sure about different procedures or the right season to do it, make sure you do your research first.

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