Water is the most crucial element when it comes to nurturing the roses. A rose plant needs to be watered at least three times a week, and at least three to four gallons of water should be used every time. On the days when the temperatures rise too much, the roses should be watered on a daily basis.
There are four main functions of mulch;
- It keeps the roots cool
- It controls the weeds
- Conserves moisture in the soil
- It enriches the soil
The rule of thumb for applying mulch demands that it should be used after the roses have been pruned in January and a four inch thick layer should be present there all year around.
Roses can persevere in the heat, what they cannot sustain the direct sunlight, and as such it is very important to protect them from it. There are two ways to go about it. The first and the most obvious one is to arrange for a shade for these flowers and the second one is to spray them with water at least three to four times a day. Water provides a layer on the surface of the roses, and helps in increasing the humidity around the plants.
Feed the plants during the cold month. The roses need to be fed with fertilizer after every four weeks through May, then reduce it to half in the months which follow and when September arrives this feed needs to be cut in half. This will give the plants some rest during the hot summers.