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Planting roses in the summer

Welcome back, rose lovers! Summer is in full swing and although many think that spring is the only suitable season for planting roses, we have good news: it is also possible to plant and bloom beautiful roses in summer. Here are a few valuable tips to help you get started.

1. Provide enough water

Roses need a lot of water, especially during the hot summer days. It is essential to water your roses regularly and deeply so that the water reaches the roots. A good rule of thumb is to water thoroughly at least once a week, but in extreme heat you may need to do this more often. Be careful not to wet the leaves when watering to prevent fungal diseases.

2. Plant roses in the early morning or late afternoon

The summer heat can be stressful for young rose plants. Therefore, it is best to plant roses in the early morning or late afternoon, when temperatures are milder. This helps the plants become better established without the added stress of the hot midday sun.

3. Use mulch around the base of the plant

Mulch is a fantastic ally for your roses, especially in summer. But what exactly is mulch? Mulch is a layer of organic material, such as straw, wood chips, leaves or compost, that you apply around the base of your roses. It offers several advantages:

  • Moisture Retention : Mulch helps retain moisture in the soil, which is crucial during the hot and dry summer months.
  • Suppressing weeds : Applying a layer of mulch will prevent weeds from taking hold and competing with your roses for water and nutrients.
  • Regulate soil temperature : Mulch helps regulate soil temperature, keeping the roots of your roses protected from extreme heat.
  • Soil Improvement : As organic mulch breaks down, it adds nutrients to the soil and improves soil structure.

4. Choose the right place

Make sure your roses are placed in a spot where they receive at least 6 hours of direct sunlight per day. Roses love sun and need it to grow and bloom well. However, avoid areas with too much wind as this can damage the flowers and dry out the plants.

5. Feed your roses regularly

During the growing season, roses need regular feeding to stay healthy and bloom profusely. Use a balanced fertilizer specifically for roses and follow the directions on the package. Fertilize your roses every 4-6 weeks for best results.

6. Watch for pests and diseases

Keep a close eye on your roses for signs of pests and diseases. In summer, aphids, spider mites and black spots can be a problem. Use natural enemies such as ladybugs to control aphids, and consider using a mild soap solution for other pests. Remove affected leaves and ensure good air circulation around your plants to prevent diseases.


Planting roses in the summer can be a rewarding experience if you follow the right steps. With adequate water, proper planting time, the use of mulch and regular care, your roses will bloom healthily and beautifully. Remember to enjoy the process and the beauty your roses add to your garden.

Do you have questions or would you like more tips? Send us an email to and we will be happy to help you. Happy gardening!

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