Here are a few of our best tips for the Indiana summer gardener!
Don’t waste water with old-fashioned sprinklers. Use timed systems that target areas precisely and water before midday when water is lost to evaporation.
Right plant – Right Place
We’ve heard it a thousand times, so we’ll want you that you may be tempted to “impulse-plant” without considering conditions. Don’t do it. Summer is especially hard on new plants, so ensuring the conditions suit the plant is critical to their success.
To get another bloom out of your roses, prune fading blossoms back to just after the last set of 5 leaves. This will encourage a new shoot and blossom. Try to pick a spot that will have the next shoot growing away from the center of the rose bush.
Roses don’t like to be crowded or smothered, so prune interior branches that are growing very close and/or rubbing together. Sun and good ventilation will help prevent disease.