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6. Four weeks after planting, you should start soaking bed every 2 weeks or so. You should do this in morning for best results.
7. Begin fertilization approximately 3 months after planting. Use 3-6 inches of mulch to control moisture, temperature, and to stops weeds from coming up. Mulch also helps to lock in vital nutrients your roses need in order to remain healthy.
8. Planting in Spring is best.
9. You want to plant your roses in an area that is well circulated with air. Your roses will not grow in an enclosed or tight area.
10. Dig a hole that is two times bigger than amount of space that your roses take up. It makes it easier to plant them and creates a spaced area for them to grow with freedom. Poor circulation for your roses can cause fungal diseases. Using a larger hole also makes it easier for you to pull them up later and pot them if you’d like.
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