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Why is Mel Bartholomew’s innovative square foot gardening concept so valuable today? Son Steve Bartholomew from the Square Foot Gardening Foundation explains why his dad developed the concept, easy steps to make one, and how its global impact conquers hunger. In the summer, prune rose bushes to remove dead or diseased branches. Make the cuts one inch below the diseased branch, so only healthy wood remains. Summer is also the time to look for any branches in the center of the bush that are growing across each other.

Dec 09, Roses should be cut to the ground only in winter, and only if the wood is seriously damaged or diseased and needs to be removed. Jan 08, Some people prefer to do two pruning every year - first time in January when you should cut back by about half their height. The second time you should cut back at the end of August but not very severely. This time cut them back by only about one-third of the height. Feb 12, To heavily prune modern roses, the Houston Rose Society suggests: 1.

Examine the plant before pruning in mid-February. 2. Remove dead and diseased canes. 3. Remove canes that cross through the. Apr 01, Remove dead branches and canes. Cut back to live wood (usually looks green on the outside). Prune diseased or damaged branches back to healthy wood.

Clip away branches that cross through the center of the plant. Remove any growth that is much thinner or weaker than the rest. Remove suckers from the base of grafted roses. Nov 28, Prune off dead and fading flowers from your rose bushes in late autumn. Deadheading just before winter makes the bush look tidy. Aug 23, In the fall, take off about ⅓ of each branch that you cut so your rose bush can grow healthy and tall in the spring.

You can cut your rose bush down even more if you’d like to change its shape or height. Make sure to leave at least 6 inches (15 cm) of branches above the ground so that your rose bush can grow stumpchop.buzz: K.