How Do I begin Transplanting Roses?
There are a number of reasons why Transplanting Roses would be necessary. In fact, it happens quite often. You yourself may need to do it at one point or another but it happens at nurseries and other places where roses are grown all year ’round. How else do you think you get the rose from the garden section at your local home improvement center?
Transplanting roses is when you are moving a rose from one area of the soil to another or from the soil to a pot or vice versa. The reasons could include that a tree has become too large and is now blocking a lot of the necessary light, the soil has become unhealthy and the best solution is to relocate the rose or perhaps you have inherited a rose from a neighbor or relative and need to incorporate it into your yard. Sometimes, we just want to reorganize our gardens.
For the most part, we plan out where certain plants are going to be placed depending upon the space available and the lighting in the various locations. We have to take into consideration how well the plant will do in one spot before planting it. We do this because removing a plant from the home they love can stress them out; the less stress they incur, they happier they will be. This is an important step to take when Transplanting Roses.
Preparing to begin the process, both locations should be fully prepped. The original home should be cleared of all debris so you have easy access to and around the plant. The new location should also be free of obstacles and the soil should be ready to accept the plant.
When removing the rose, you want to dig carefully around the perimeter of the plant. If you rose has been in that same spot for years, there may a large root system so you want to leave as many roots intact and undamaged as possible. Once you have determined the root system and can safely remove the plant, you can then determine if the hole in the new location is large enough. The new home should be as deep as the current and wide enough to accept the roots without breaking too many of them.
Once the rose has been set into its new home, ensure that it is standing tall and then you can begin to add in the soil. It is best to mix in new fertilized soil with the existing soil to help the rose become acclimated to the new home more quickly. The acid and pH in one area of your garden can be different than another area. Creating the best of both worlds is the best for the health of your rose for both short and long term reasons.
When adding soil, be sure to push in the soil around all of the roots. Don’t pack it in tight but firm so that the soil will be able to properly support the plant for years to come. Once the roots have been completely covered and the ground firmly packed, then you can water thoroughly. Now it’s time to allow your rose to rest and recoup from the transplant.
Care should always be taken when Transplanting Roses, not just for the rose but for you as well. Wear long sleeves or long gloves; use quality tools to make the work itself easier. When taking the time to prepare and to perform the transfer, Transplanting Roses is easy work.