At and after planting, apply ferti-lome Root Stimulator. Mix and pour at the base of the plant. Make at least 3 applications, 10 to 14 days apart. May be applied until gone or throughout the first year.
At planting, apply your first application of NG Organic Plant Starter, repeat application in 3 to 4 weeks to encourage root establishment. This will also increase microbial action, bringing the soil back to life. It helps reduce watering, storing of nutrients and increases yields. May be used until gone.
Apply ferti-lome Rose Food and reapply every 6 to 8 weeks. This rose food has 5 essential micronutrients for maximum color of leaves and flowers. If insects are a problem, get the same great fertilizer with a systemic insecticide, apply ferti-lome Rose Food with Systemic Insecticide, repeat every 6 to 8 weeks.
If an organic product is preferred, use NG Rose Plant Food and repeat every 3 to 4 weeks. This will help the overall health of the plant.
Fungus – Leaf Spot or Bacteria
To prevent fungus and bacterial issues, apply NG Copper Soap, make 2 or 3 applications 7 to 10 days apart.
To prevent only the fungus, apply ferti-lome Liquid Systemic Fungicide, make 2 or 3 applications 10 to 14 days apart.
Worms or Caterpillars
For worms or caterpillars on roses, apply the natural product, NG Spinosador NG Spinosad Soap RTU. Make 2 applications 4 to 7 days apart.
NG Spinosad Soap is also effective on; aphids, spider mites, ants and more.
A good natural choice is ferti-lome Triple Action. This is neem oil and is an insecticide, fungicide and a miticide and kills almost all stages of insects.
If someone wants hard chemistry for many insects, (not that effective on worms), apply HY Lawn, Garden, Pet & Livestock Spray or Garden, Pet & Li Dust. These two are much safer on bees than Sevin®.
If weed control is needed, start in the spring and apply HY Turf & Ornamental Weed & Grass Stopper. Apply and water in and it will prevent weeds for 3 to 4 months.
If grass is the problem, spray ferti-lome Over the Top or HY Grass Killer, this can be applied right over the plant, without harming the rose plant. Increase the effectiveness with the addition.