5 Secrets To Growing Beautiful Roses

Written by Abigail Baker

A rose is a rose is rose - and there are few things inrepparttar garden more beautiful. There are 5 secrets I want to share that will help you to grow healthy roses.

1. Sunshine: Plan to put your rose bush in a spot where it will get as much sun at least 6 hours of sunshine a day.

2. Water: Drops of water onrepparttar 113305 leaves can cause burning, and lead to black spot disease so always water from underneath, soakingrepparttar 113306 earth until it is damp but not soggy. It is better to water thoroughly once a week than lightly several times inrepparttar 113307 same period.

Beware if your Roses get too much water, they'll drown. Water inrepparttar 113308 morning or at least four or five hours before dusk so that any excess moisture can be absorbed byrepparttar 113309 heat ofrepparttar 113310 day.

3. Planting & Soil: As soon asrepparttar 113311 ground can be worked inrepparttar 113312 Spring, turnrepparttar 113313 soil torepparttar 113314 depth ofrepparttar 113315 spade. Torepparttar 113316 loosened soil add 1/3 to 1/2 as much again of composted humus like leaf mold, peat moss, or composted manure, together with coarse sand. Make sure to workrepparttar 113317 soil at least a month before planting.

New for 2006- Granite Flexible Preformed Rock Ponds

Written by Gerry Fung

So you’ve decided to build your very own backyard water garden. You are inrepparttar process of actively planning out your design, and you’re visualizingrepparttar 113304 end-result. But have you paused to consider what kind of pond construction you will be using? Do you know what kind of pond constructions exist? The majority of garden ponds utilize one of two types of constructions: a preformed shell, or a pond liner.

Traditionally, preformed ponds are large shells, which are extremely burdensome and difficult to transport. For example, a typical preformed pond kit would come in a box that is 60” x 48” x 24”, which is too large for many car trunk sizes. Liner kits, onrepparttar 113305 other hand, present many difficulties forrepparttar 113306 beginner pond gardener. Since every liner pond shape is different, pond gardeners must customize their own pond and ensure that it is level, and that it does not have excessive wrinkling.

Recently, Algreen Products Inc. has helped leverage both these problems by introducing a flexible preformed pond. The folding preformed/liner hybrid is created with a proprietary blend of materials, which allows it to hold a customized shape. Yet it is easily transportable, since a typical folding kit comes in a box one-sixthrepparttar 113307 size of a regular preformed kit.

The only problem withrepparttar 113308 folding pond shell was that it was a dark solid black color. Black is a color that does not occur naturally in a pond environment, nor is it very easy to disguise. No matter how much landscaping you apply aroundrepparttar 113309 black shell, it is still extremely difficult to hiderepparttar 113310 fact that you are using a preformed pond.

New for 2006, Algreen is proud to announcerepparttar 113311 development of a granite flexible rock pond kit! This new folding pond shell has allrepparttar 113312 benefits of its black preformed predecessor, but bothrepparttar 113313 pond andrepparttar 113314 streamlet look like rock.

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