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Simple Instructions in Propagating Roses From Cuttings

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Propagating Roses From Cuttings

Roses can be intimidating but they are actually easy to grow even at home. Passionate growers can try propagating roses from cuttings just by following simple instructions. There is no training necessary to create your own beautiful rose garden.

About Rose Cuttings

Cuttings come from the stem and may be taken at various points in a plant’s life. Roses are more forgiving than some plants. Rooting hormones may be used to stimulate development.

Planting Preparations

The softwood cuttings must be planted as soon as possible. This means that the spots should be prepared in advance. They can be placed at the outdoor garden or in deep trays. Be sure to avoid direct light to avoid excessive heat. However, the spot should still be bright enough during the day. The north and east sides of the house are good options. The soil should be cultivated up to 6 inches deep. Add sand to help the roots penetrate with ease. For planting in trays, use a soil mix consisting of vermiculite and coarse sand in equal measure. Add plenty of water.

How to Get the Cuttings

Understand that there are no specific calendar dates for this activity. Everything depends on weather, geographic area, and plant readiness. Start by gathering the tools needed such as a sharp knife, a small dish, a stick, and some warm water. Get the cuttings early in the morning from the healthy plants.

Find stems located between a woody base and a withered bloom. This portion can be turned into a few cuttings. Slice in a 45-degree angle and place it in the water at once. Moisture is essential. A stem may be divided into several 6-inch cuttings. Take out all leaves save for a set on the top. Dip their bottoms into the rooting hormone.

Take your stick and create holes on your rooting bed. A pencil will do just as well. Every hole must be around 4 inches deep and wide enough that the cuttings can be inserted without removing the hormone. The bottom half and two nodes must be covered by the soil. Ensure that the base surrounding them is firm.

Caring for the Fresh Cuttings

Provide ideal conditions by creating a small greenhouse from an upside-down jar over the cuttings. If you have clean plastic bottles, then remove the cap and cut the bottom to use them here. You could also insert twigs around the edges and cover the top with a clear plastic sheet. Water the container regularly but be careful not to overdo it. Expect roots to start showing in around two weeks. Fish-based fertilizers can add vital nutrients to the soil. Once they are ready, the new roses may be transplanted to their permanent spots in the garden.

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Why Should you Hire Someone to Perform Garden Maintenance Services?

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Taking care of your lawn and gardens requires more than just getting the kid down the street to mow  and weed every other week.

But having a yard that’s the envy of the neighborhood doesn’t have to mean giving up every weekend to roll in the dirt.

Hiring garden maintenance services can make all the difference in taming and maintaining your lawn — even if you do have a green thumb. Continue reading Why Should you Hire Someone to Perform Garden Maintenance Services?

Winter Gardening Tips for Perth

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Winter Gardening Tips for Perth Gardens

With the temperature dropping, many of the plants are slowing their growth rates and eventually will become dormant but this is not the case for every plant.  Weeds will be growing more then ever!

Winter is also a great time to prune your trees and shrubs and plant annual bulbs, but also is good for planning for the next season, and checking your reticulation system is in good shape.

Read more to find out what should be done in your Perth garden this Winter.

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Why Hiring Professional Landscape Services Is a Good Investment

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Yardwork. We all love having a beautiful home, but most of us cannot stand the upkeep.

And even if we love being outside, we never have enough time to enjoy it. A yard can either be a wonderful addition to a home or a costly drain of time and energy.

There is a better way to care for your landscaping needs, you know. And it might be time to hire a specialist.

Good news: There are a number of reasons why hiring professional landscape services is a good investment.

We’ll show you.

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What is Dethatching? | How to Deal with Lawn Thatch

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What is thatch?

Thatch is a build-up of organic matter which forms a layer under the blades of grass but on top of the soil.

During the warmer seasons of Spring and Summer, the thatch is usually made up of runners, living and dead, as well as other organic matter such as leaves and lawn-clippings. In the cooler seasons, thatch is created from dead and dying organic matter.

Read on for why this can be a problem, and what to do about it.

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Lawn Fertilising Tips and Tricks

When you hear fertilising, you always think of it as referring to garden fertilising – something we all know is important for a healthy garden.

But what about lawn fertilising for healthy grass?

Read on for why lawn fertilising is important and our tips and tricks for getting it right.

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Lawn Aeration Techniques for a Healthier Lawn

Lawn coring or aeration is the method of decompacting and breaking up the soil to allow air, water and nutrients to flow in where needed.

This is a fast way to reinvigorate your lawn by helping it to quickly access oxygen and nutrients straight into its root zone.

Read on for more about these techniques and which method you should use for your lawn.

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The Beginner’s Guide to Tree Trimming For a Better Yard

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You likely already know that filling your yard with beautiful trees can help to increase your home’s curb appeal and value.

Still, in order to keep things looking great, you’ll need frequent tree trimming!

Doing so will get rid of any diseased branches, let more sunlight in, and help your tree to live longer!

In this post, we’re telling you everything you need to know about the basics of tree trimming!

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5 Useful Tips to Beautify your Garden

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Do you want to create a garden that’s as beautiful as the great outdoors?

We thought so.

Well, if you want to make the most of your garden, you will need to spruce up your landscape.

To ensure you can enjoy your garden come rain or shine, here are 5 useful garden maintenance tips.

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