Garden roses – who doesn’t like a garden full of beautiful blooming roses? Among the thousands of species of flowers out there, the rose has endured as a favorite for its timeless beauty and also for its fragrance. Countless lines of poetry have been written about the rose and its thorns. But to get such a garden, you need to know what are the best practices when it comes to growing great roses. Explained  here are a few tips that will help you grow some great flowers. Gardening is not impossibly difficult, but it does take patience and experience.

To plant good garden roses, begin at ground level, literally. Make sure you pick a fertile patch of soil and decide what species of rose you want to plant there. How suitable is your soil for the purpose? For this, you will have to conduct a soil test. Actually, you don’t really have to do much, you just have to collect a soil sample as per a certain procedure the local testing center will tell you about and send it out for a test. It costs less than $10 dollars and you will get the results within a couple weeks, a month max.

And good garden roses can be planted only if the soil is ideally fertile. Once you have picked up a species of rose you’d like to plant and have the results of the soil test in your hand, you will have an idea what nutrients are lacking in the soil and this will tell you what kind of fertilizer you need to add and how much of it. If you add too much, it won’t bee good. Add an optimum quantity in the cold season about an inch away from the stem of the plant and turn the soil well. As the season warms up, the fertilizer will break down and release nutrients over the year.

And yes, let us not forget that garden roses need pruning for good roses to grow. There are methods of pruning the bushes. Always prune just before the onset of spring. Just before. If you do it too early, then the new sprouting buds will get damaged in the winter cold. Pruning should be done by making a diagonal cut with the cut facing inwards. Pruning should be done to remove old and dead or drying parts of the plant that are blocking airflow and taking up resources.