Mulching is the addition of a protective layer around the base of your roses. This process helps your roses to retain moisture, suppresses weeds and provides valuable nutrients for your roses as they grow.

how to mulch YOUR ROSE

  • Firstly, before mulching, feed your rose and water the surrounding soil, which should be clear of old leaves and weeds.
  • Apply a 1-2″ layer of your chosen mulch around the base of the rose, spreading it to the width of the rose canopy.
  • For your mulch material we recommend using a good quality garden compost, composted straw or bark, or well rotted manure from a local farm (manure must be at least 2 years old, as fresh manure can burn the roots of your roses).

WHEN TO Mulch ROSES

Mulch in February to April, depending on your zone, immediately after the first feed. If by fall the layer of mulch has disappeared, a second application may be beneficial before winter.

It is important to feed your rose before mulching. Watch our Head Gardener Steve as he gives you all of the tips you need to successfully feed your roses.


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