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Roses have very deep roots and are sensitive to irrigation from above. So here are our tips on how and when to water roses best.

© masterq - Fotolia.com The rose needs a high level of care to fully portray itself as the queen of flowers. In addition to its attractively bright flowers, the plant also impresses with a strong and bushy plant structure and healthy, rich green foliage. It is a great achievement that the rose accomplishes and demands enormous energy from it. For this power, it absorbs nutrients from the soil. The soil moisture must be correct. So it is extremely important to water the royal plant well and regularly. But beware! Too much of the "good" is just as harmful as too little of it. We want to give you some advice on how best to water your roses.

Younger roses need to be watered more often

Water shortages are the most common cause when plants die. The rose is not excluded from this either. New plantings in autumn and spring are particularly affected. This stems from the fact that the root structure is not yet sufficiently developed. Newly planted roses can dry up in dry, windy autumn or winter, but also in dry and sunny spring. Therefore, you must water your rose planting at least once a week.

Older roses take care of themselves

Roses are deep roots, which can get water and nutrients from a depth of 3 - 6 meters. If you have “gained a foothold” in your location, then you only need to water the plant when it is extremely dry. Otherwise, roses take care of the moisture in the deeper layers of the soil themselves.

How to water your roses properly

It is advisable to use one watering Can for watering your rose. With her pour the root area around the plant. It is important that the water gradually seeps away and does not run away. Therefore, take breaks. Your goal should be to dampen the earth about 50cm deep. For this, plan at least three consecutive watering processes with a total of about 10-15 liters of water per rose plant.

➤ The best time to water roses is in the early to late morning. This gives the plant the opportunity to dry again if leaves have been wetted.

➤ If you water your roses, always close to the ground. Never wet the leaves - fungal diseases can result.

➤ You should not water in the midday heat, because the plants are stressed by the strong sunlight. Drops of water can burn the leaves quickly.

➤ Because the soil does not dry overnight, roses should not be watered in the evening. Otherwise the moisture evaporates and settles on the leaves. This moisture film on the leaves is an excellent breeding ground for fungal diseases such as star soot, mildew or rose rust.

Signs of dry damage

The roses appear upset in the growth and dry damage can be seen on the leaves. So young leaves are smaller than normal. In addition, young shoots and buds look limp. Ultimately, entire shoots can dry up and burn the flower in the bud.

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