Rose Care


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  ferti•lome® Start & Grow, repeating application in 3 months. This slow release fertilizer will slowly feed the plant to encourage establishment and later encourage more branching and more flowers.


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.


To prevent fungus and bacterial issues, apply ferti•lome® "Green" Label Copper Fungicide, 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.

Learn more about Black Spot on Roses.


For worms or caterpillars on roses, apply the natural product, ferti•lome® "Green" Label Spinosad or ferti•lome® "Green" Label Spinosad Soap RTU. Make 2 applications 4 to 7 days apart.
ferti•lome® "Green" Label Spinosad Soap is also effective on aphids, spidermites, 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 Hi-Yield® Garden & Farm Insect Control Spray or Hi-Yield® Garden, Pet & Livestock Dust. These two are much safer on bees than Sevin®.


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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