Basic Maintenance

Simple beginner rose care.

Getting Started With Roses star
The basics of planting your first rose bush.

Natural Rose Practices star
Going "green" with your rose garden is easier than you think.

Pruning Modern Roses star
Prune your roses annually to encourage healthy new growth, and plenty of beautiful flowers in the spring.

Rose Feeding Basics star
Your roses are hungry. Keep them well fed, and your reward will be an abundance of blooms on green, healthy rosebushes.

Roses and Coffee Grounds star
Used coffee grounds are an excellent rose bed amendment. This wonderful resource is easy to use, and is offered for free by many local and community coffee shops.

Roses and Organic Fertilizers star
Many rose gardeners don't use organic fertilizer because it can seem confusing. This simply isn't the case. Organic fertilizers are simple to use and provide endless benefits to your rose garden.

Selecting Rose Mulch star
There are many varieties of mulch. Here are tips on selecting the right one for your rose garden.

The Great Mulch Debate star
Everyone has an opinion on what type of flower bed mulch you should use and rose gardeners aren't any different. Learning about the different types of mulch available can help you make an informed choice.

Watering Your Roses star
If you are asking "How often do I need to water my roses?" read on for the answer!

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