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How To Mulch Your Roses

Mulching is the addition of a protective layer around the base of your roses. This process helps your roses to retain moisture, suppresses weeds and provides valuable nutrients for your roses as they grow.

YOU WILL NEED


HOW

Apply a 1-2″ layer of your chosen mulch around the base of the rose, spreading it to the width of the rose canopy. We recommend using Carr’s Organic Soil Improver as your mulch material. Alternatively you can use a good quality garden compost, composted straw or bark, or well rotted manure from a local farm (manure must be at least 2 years old, as fresh manure can burn the roots of your roses).

WHEN

Mulch in late March/early April, immediately after the first feed.


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