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Let roses become dormant during winter

 

Last updated 1/10/2013 at Noon

It is important that one monitors the irrigation program for roses. It may be necessary to modify the program if it hasn’t been changed since the hot, dry summer. With lower temperatures, less water will be needed, but roses will still need water to produce blooms.

Because roses like moist, but not wet soil, reduce the amount of water applied if the area receives more than one inch of rain.

I cannot stress enough the importance of “deep watering.” The length of time needed for this depends on several factors: the amount of pressure in the system, amount of delivery by emitter, run t...



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