It Really Works! Organic Rose Gardening

There are different elements to think about when planning on organic rose gardening and rose gardening tips are very helpful from experienced gardeners. Organic rose gardening means that there are not any man-made chemicals used to kill insects, fertilize, or in any other way enhance the growth of the rose bush.

One big part of organic rose gardening is cultivating the soil so that it has the most nutrients possible that are good for the particular type of plant or plants that are being grown. The soil texture is the size of the particles in the soil, such as sand, silt, clay or loam. Each of these has different needs as far as organic rose gardening is concerned.

Good soil structure is a crumbly soil that is easy for the roots of a plant to push through, but is solid enough to support the plant as well. One of the best ways to improve soil structure is to introduce more soil dwelling insects to the soil so that they move through it, helping to aerate and add fertilizing matter to the soil.

Going Organic

Organic matter is what adds the nutrients to the soil that plants love to feed on. There are different types of organic matter, one of which was mentioned above, as the waste products from soil dwelling insects. Ways to improve the soil in organic rose gardening is to introduce more organic matter through manure, compost, and leaf molds.

Composting can easily be started at any home by appointing a particular place in the yard as the compost heap. Onto this heap, grass clippings, pruning and weeding remains, vegetable and fruit peels, sawdust and leaves are dumped and begin to decay. Paper can even be thrown onto the compost pile, but it tends to make the pile look like a heap of trash in the backyard. Once the compost is started, then shovel loads of rich soil like compost can be added to the organic rose garden, adding lots of nutrients that roses adore.

Organic rose gardening also entails choosing just the right plant for the climate and location. There are some roses that do better in cold weather and some in hot climates, so it is wise to find that out before choosing the roses for the garden to better ensure success. When planting the roses, they should be in full sunlight and should have space between them so that the air can flow through their leaves. Roses need a lot of water and should be watered at the roots rather than over the foliage so that they can drink deeply. In addition, plants that help to fight insects that bother roses can be planted in between the bushes, that not only adds variety and beauty, but also health to the plants.