Rose Care

PLANTING


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 Natural Guard® Brand by ferti•lome® Organic Plant Starter, repeating 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.

FERTILIZER


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, apply ferti•lome® Rose & Flower Food with Systemic Insecticide which is the same great fertilizer with an insecticide; repeat every 6 to 8 weeks.
If an organic product is preferred, use Natural Guard® Brand by ferti•lome® Rose & Flower 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 Natural Guard® Brand by ferti•lome® Copper Soap, making 2 or 3 applications 7 to 10 days apart.
To prevent only the fungus, apply ferti•lome® Liquid Systemic Fungicide, making 2 or 3 applications 10 to 14 days apart.

WORMS OR CATERPILLARS


For worms or caterpillars on roses, apply the natural product, Natural Guard® Brand by ferti•lome® Spinosad or Natural Guard® Brand by ferti•lome® Spinosad Soap RTU. Make 2 applications 4 to 7 days apart.
Natural Guard® Brand by ferti•lome® Spinosad Soap is also effective on aphids, spidermites, ants and more.

GENERAL INSECTS


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 Hi-Yield® Garden & Farm Insect Control Spray or Hi-Yield® Garden, Pet & Livestock Dust. These two are much safer on bees than Sevin®.

WEED CONTROL


If weed control is needed, start in the spring by applying Hi-Yield® 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 Hi-Yield® Grass Killer. These can be applied right over the plant, without harming the rose plant. Increase the effectiveness with the addition
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