Roses

Managing Roses

Managing your own results with Solid Green

  • Enjoy the bueaty of vibrant roses the home!
  • Provide your soil with organic matter
  • Feeds roses longer through slow release of nutrients
  • Easy to use Non Burning or root damaging
  • Micro nutrients aid plant healt and blooms

Roses are not only a passion and hobby to some, but define true beauty in the garden. They are a major investment, so they deserve the best possible care. Rose plants need to be fed to achieve is blooming potential. Solid Green provides your roses with the needed supplements to get you the blossoms you want!

Roses

Roses

  • New Plantings:
    • ½ cup blended into the soil of planting hole
    • work well into the soil
  • Feed 3 times a year
    • January – Febuary: ½ cup per bush
    • March – May: ½ cup per bush
    • June – August: ½ cup per bush

Nutrients Roses Need to Grow

It helps to understand the basic nutritional building blocks that all plants need. Most important are the BIG – Nitrogen (N), Phosphorus (P), and Potassium (K). These are the tree number you see on all fertilizer packages at the store, and to some are referred to as N-P-K ration.

Without boring you with all the scientific terminology, just remember “UP-DOWN-ALL AROUND” you’ll have a better understanding on how nutrients operate:

  • Nitrogen helps shoots (above ground)
  • Phosphorus helps roots (below ground)
  • Potassium is used by the whole plant (like a vitamin all around)

In More detail:

Nitrogen (N)
Promotes healthy vegetative, green growth. Nitrogen is a component of all proteins and because water washes it away from the root zone, roses require a consistent supply. It’s needed to build chlorophyll and allows the plant to use light to turn water and carbon dioxide into sugars to feed itself. Too much and you produce lush plants with few or no blooms. Too little, and the rose will have yellow leaves, no new growth and small pale roses.

Phosphorus (P)
Makes for “STRONG” roots and abundant flower production. Too little, will cause dull foliage, falling leaves, weak flower stems and buds that will not open.

Potassium (K)
Also referred to as POTASH, encourages vigorous growth and makes sure all is working in good order. Like an immune system, (K) helps plant through stressed times such as disease, insect damage, drought and cold temperatures. Lack of potassium will produce weak stems, poorly developed buds, and yellow edges on the leaves, which turn brown.

Solid Green width your Roses

Solid Green width your Roses:

  • Virtually salt free – Doesn’t burn sensitive roots
  • Slow release Micro & Macro Nutrients Allows Plant to feed when it needs to.
  • You may want to add a potassium supplement to provide well rounded balance of nutrients for the plant.

Other nutrients Roses enjoy:

  • Calcium (Ca): increase the strength of cell walls; enables a plant to better ward off sucking insects like aphids
  • Magnesium (Mg); Crucial nutrient that promotes dark green leaves, intensified flower color, increased flower production, and can also help flush harmful salts through the soil. It’s best to apply Solid Green in the beginning of the season.
  • Sulfur (S)
  • Boron (B)
  • Copper (Cu)
  • Iron (Fe)
  • Manganese (Mn)
  • Zinc (Zn)
Tips to Healthy Roses

Tips to Healthy Roses:

  • Purchase Quality Plants.
  • Plant in location with at least 6 hours of sunlight each day.
  • Rotate the soil before planting – be sure to unclude solid green.
  • Water weekly.
  • Prune as needed.
  • Contol Pest.
  • Protect form Winter.
  • Prun dead flowers to encourage blooms.

*3 cups Solid Green = 1 pound

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