Your rose gardening efforts might have been zilched by extreme weather conditions, diseases, and viruses. The dreaded mosaic disease affect 9 of 10 rose gardens and block spots are as infectious as the common cold.
But don’t give up yet. There are several precautionary measures you can adopt in order to protect your precious rose garden.
Extreme Weather Conditions – There is not much you can do to change the weather and short of erecting a hot-house you can’t even protect your roses from harsh climates. However, you can keep an eye out- and when you see harsh weather approaching take protective measures like covering your roses with tarpaulin to keep out the rains and so on.
Cleanliness – On a regular basis, clean the beds and remove dead leaves, fallen debris, clippings, and so on.
Hygiene – It is not just enough to clip away the dead stems and leaves. You must also brush them away from the rose beds and dispose of them in trash cans.
Regular Pruning – Most gardeners will prune the sides of rose bushes without really thinking about what is going on inside. Well, you need to prune within the bush as well so that enough air is circulated to the inner flowers, leaves, and stems.
Plug the Cuts – If you prune, you leave behind exposed inner area of stems. Seal them up with a special plant glue so that diseases and other insects cannot erode or eat away the delicate inner parts.