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Monitor pH levels in soil as roses generally prosper at a pH of about 6.5.
Fertilize in spring when roses begin to leaf out and continue regularly until just before arrival of winter frosts.
Remove dead flower heads occasionally to instigate new bloom growth. Prune your roses at least once per year. With new plants, prune after first blooming period is over. For older plants, pruning after winter will help to begin rejuvenation and new growth. In colder climates you may also want to prune just after first frosts to prevent harsh winter damage.
And always remember, roses love lots of water and proper drainage.
Roses and Rose Gardening
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