How to Care for Roses in Summer

Shrub Roses look fabulous in the early summer, they become more colorful, more lush, and have more leaf growth. But, even the easy to care for Shrub Roses need some maintenance for them to stay healthy in the heat of summer.

Here’s what you need to know:
1- You'll need to water around the base of the rose deeply and frequently.
2- If your roses aren’t looking rosy, it’s time to prune your plants. Not like the major cutting back that's done in late winter, but a lighter prune to encourage new growth.
3- Fertilize your Roses once every 4 to 6 weeks, all through the summer, with Miracle-Gro Rose Plant Food
4- Apply Chelated Iron to your soil if the leaves start turning yellow. 
5- Trim faded roses to stimulate plant growth and encourage new blooms.
6- Clean up the debris under and around the plant, such as spent blooms, trimmings and dead leaves. These can incourage fungal diseases such as powdery mildew and blackspots.