After the difficult decisions involved in planning your rose garden, the next step is to start planting your roses. It becomes obvious that in order to have a successful rose garden, you need rose gardening tools and products. Most of what you need are standard gardening tools. However, roses can be temperamental plants, so it is important that you take care of them properly using the right gardening tools. Be prepared ahead of time and your planting job and rose maintenance will be much easier.
You need to plant your roses in soft dirt, so often a garden claw or an earth auger is necessary to get the soil loosened up. This prepares a great comfy spot for your roses. A shovel will allow you dig a nice deep hole to make sure the roots go down deep enough to take hold. Roots should never, ever be exposed; cold weather can be fatal to your roses. If you are concerned about a deep freeze, mulch can simply be applied to the areas around your roses, which helps insulate the soil and roots.
Planting roses requires gloves. Thorns will be a problem when you plant and prune, so don’t forget to buy a good pair of gardening gloves. You will also need gardening shears and hedge pruners to keep your roses shapely and free of dead, wilted blossoms.
Roses often attract bugs and diseases. It is a good idea to keep on hand products that repel insects and prevent disease. Do not hesitate to approach a professional gardener or a nursery owner/employee to ask about the bug and insect problems in your rose garden. They will often be able to help you diagnose the problem and suggest good remedies. If you are Internet savvy, you can also find information online on how to deal with rose garden pests.