Planting

Container roses can be planted throughout this month.

Transplanting

Late December through early February is the best time to transplant roses.

Fertilizing

No fertilizer should be applied to roses this month.

Pest Control

Blackspot may be active if the weather is mild and the roses have not gone dormant.

Pruning

Wait until February to prune.

Watering

It is unlikely that you will need to water your roses this month unless the winter is dry. Natural rainfall this time of year is generally adequate.

Planting

This is a good month for planting roses – both container grown and bare-root roses.

Transplanting

Finish transplanting in the early part of this month.

Fertilizing

You can apply fertilizer to established roses the latter part of this month.

Pest Control

If your roses have blackspot, collect and dispose of leaves as they yellow and fall.

Pruning

Prune during the early to middle of this month. Cut hybrid teas, grandifloras, and floribundas back to a height of 2 to 3 feet, or at least cut the bush back to about one-third to one-half its height. Prune out dead wood.

Watering

Rainfall should be adequate for established roses. Newly planted roses should be watered in thoroughly. If there is no rain soak the soil of the rose bed.

Planting

Continue to plant roses purchased in containers. It is too late to plant bare root roses after the first of this month.

Transplanting

This is not the best time to transplant roses.

Fertilizing

Fertilize when new growth begins. Use a premium quality rose fertilizer.

Pest Control

Regular applications of blackspot treatment should begin as soon as new leaves begin to open.

Pruning

Prune as early in the month as possible if you did not do so in February. It will not hurt your bushes, but your roses will bloom later.

Watering

Watch the rainfall and water plants if necessary.

Planting

Purchasing and planting container rose bushes now allows you to pick out the color, shape, fragrance, and size of the flowers you want since most will be blooming.

Transplanting

April is not the best month for transplanting roses.

Fertilizing

If you didn’t fertilize your roses last month do so now.

Pest Control

Do not wait for blackspot to occur before you start a treatment program. Be on the lookout for powdery mildew which appears as a white powdery coating on flower buds, new growth, and leaves. Aphids may be found at this time of year also.

Pruning

Roses are in bloom now and should not be cut back. Deadhead faded flowers by cutting the stems back to the first or second five-leaflet leaf.

Watering

Supplemental water is usually needed this month. The plants need 1 to 1 ½ inches of water weekly.

Planting

You can continue to plant container grown roses.

Transplanting

Do not transplant roses currently.

Fertilizing

You can fertilize again this month (six to eight weeks after your spring fertilizer application).

Pest Control

Continue to do preventative treatments for blackspot. Spider mites may occur if the weather is hot and dry. You can detect them by placing a piece of white paper under the branch and shake the branch. If you see tiny, moving black spots on the paper then you have spider mites.

Pruning

Other than deadheading and pruning off sucker from below the graft union, no pruning is required this month.

Watering

More water is needed as the weather heats up. Water thoroughly once or twice a week. Avoid wetting the foliage to help prevent disease.

Planting

Container roses can still be planted but require deep watering whenever we go 5 – 7 days without a good rain of 1 to 1 ½ inches.

Transplanting

It is too warm to transplant roses successfully.

Fertilizing

If you did not fertilize last month, you may this month.

Pest Control

Blackspot, mites are still problems this month.

Pruning

This is a good month to prune roses that are not repeat-blooming types.

Watering

More water is needed as the weather heats up. Water thoroughly once or twice a week. Avoid wetting the foliage to help prevent disease.

Planting

Container roses can still be planted but require deep watering whenever we go 5 – 7 days without a good rain of 1 to 1 ½ inches.

Transplanting

It is too warm to transplant roses successfully.

Fertilizing

July is generally not a good month to fertilize roses.

Pest Control

Blackspot, spider mites, leaf-cutter bees, caterpillars and beetles are the most common problems this time of the year.

Pruning

No pruning is required this month other than deadheading and pruning out diseased or dead growth.

Watering

Keep roses watered as needed to maintain a moist soil. Do not allow our roses to wilt before you water them. Mulching 3 to 4 inches deep reduces the required frequency of watering.

Planting

Container roses can still be planted but require deep watering whenever we go 5 – 7 days without a good rain of 1 to 1 ½ inches.

Transplanting

Do not transplant roses this month.

Fertilizing

Fertilizing during late summer is second in importance only to the spring fertilization. Extra nutrients provided now will encourage vigorous growth and flowering over the next three months.

Pest Control

Blackspot, leaf-cutter bees may chew round holes from the edges of rose leaves.

Pruning

It is important to prune roses now to get them in shape for the fall blooming season. Top the bush back to the desired height, remove all dead wood, diseased canes and twiggy growth. Cut each remaining cane back to just above a bud (preferably facing away from the center of the bush).

Watering

Keep roses watered as needed to maintain a moist soil. Do not allow our roses to wilt before you water them. Mulching 3 to 4 inches deep reduces the required frequency of watering.

Planting

Container roses can still be planted but require deep watering whenever we go 5 – 7 days without a good rain of 1 to 1 ½ inches.

Transplanting

It is still too hot to transplant roses this month.

Fertilizing

This is the last fertilization required for this season.

Pest Control

Blackspot, powdery mildew, spider mites, aphids are still active through the fall.

Pruning

Roses should not be cut back this time of year.

Watering

Supplemental watering is still necessary if rainfall amounts are less than 1 to 1 ½ inch every week.

Planting

Container grown roses can be planted this month.

Transplanting

Wait until the weather is cooler to transplant roses.

Fertilizing

No fertilizer is needed for the rest of the growing season.

Pest Control

Cooler, dryer weather will reduce blackspot.

Pruning

Only deadheading and pruning out diseased or dead growth, no pruning is required this month.

Watering

October can be one of our driest months. Water roses deeply as needed.

Planting

Container roses can be planted this month.

Transplanting

Wait until December or January to transplant roses.

Fertilizing

No fertilizer is needed for the rest of the growing season.

Pest Control

Pest problems are diminishing. You will still see blackspot and aphids may sow up on flower buds or new growth.

Pruning

Avoid heavy pruning that would stimulate new growth.

Watering

Water plants if rainfall is not enough.

Planting

Container roses can be planted throughout this month.

Transplanting

After a killing freeze or frost is a good time to transplant roses to a new location.

Fertilizing

No fertilizing is necessary during this month.

Pest Control

Blackspot can occur in winter months but usually isn’t serious enough to need spraying.

Pruning

No pruning is necessary this month.

Watering

Established roses should receive enough water through rainfall. Newly planted or transplanted roses need watering if enough rain doesn’t fall.