How and When To Transplant Roses
Gardeners have various reasonsÂ to transplant roses. Whether you are moving an existing plant to a better location, or want to remodel your garden, knowing how to transplant them is critical to their survival. To help youÂ transplant roses here is a few things to considerÂ and understandÂ before you start your project.
Understand that theÂ sun can dry a root ball in aÂ short period ofÂ time so preparing the soil before you transplant your roses is a smart thing to do. If you have to travel with your rose plant, you need to dampen a piece of burlap to cover the roots. The day before you plan to transplant your rose water it well and keep the root system moist. This will help the rose in transplanting and keeping it from becoming dried out.
Â Since roses grow very long roots where they grow, you may not be able to remove the entire root system. You can trim the roots if necessaryÂ in order to transplant. Keep in mind that a rose plant has aÂ better chance of surviving transplanting when it has absorbed plenty of water.
Â Try to get as much of the root ball as you can whenÂ digging it up. There is no need at this time for pruning the top of the rose to ensureÂ the survival of a healthy plant. In fact, pruning at this time may only cause the plant problems by stunting the production ofÂ the sugars it requires for healthy growth. If your plant begins to wilt after being transplanted, it is telling you that it is having difficulties supporting its uppermost portions. If this occurs, water the plant and then prune the wilting or drying tips from the plant.
Â YouÂ canÂ add a cup full of bone mealÂ atÂ the bottom of the holeÂ before you transplant your rose. Since the plant will settle into the soil, you should place it just a bit higher at ground level than it was growing before being transplanted. placing the bud union approximately one to two inches above the ground level is a good idea. You should then water the plant and allow it time to settle into the soil. Then firmly yet gently press the plant down to help remove any air pockets in the soil after transplanting the rose.
Â It is unwise to transplant a rose during its growing season.Â It’s bestÂ for you to transplantÂ in winter orÂ early spring during the dormant season, this willÂ minimized putting the rose in shock and is an ideal time to transplant to a new location. After an annual pruning the plant is smaller and easier to handleÂ toÂ transplant so you may want to accomplish your pruning at this time as well.
Follow these easy guide lines to transplantÂ rosesÂ and keepÂ your rosesÂ healthy and beautiful in your garden. Even if you mustÂ move them to another area of your yard, your roses will still continue to produce beautiful flowers for you.Â