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How to Prune Roses

Pruning roses should not be feared! Pruning encourages growth, which leads to more blooms and a healthier plant in general. Roses are beloved by many flower gardeners, but they are difficult to care for. Roses have a

bad reputation for being delicate, challenging to grow, maintain, and vulnerable to disease and pests. Rose pruning can be hard, but the results will be a stronger, better-shaped plant that blooms freely and lives longer.

When to Prune Roses

Roses should be pruned between late winter and early spring, just as new growth begins. Spring growth may begin as early as January in the countryside of the UK, while new leaves may not appear until April in the north. However, avoid doing it too early because a harsh freeze could destroy the delicate new growth. On the other hand, trimming too late could result in the year's majority of flowers being lost.

Where to Prune Roses

The dead, woody remains of flowering stalks are the areas of rose bushes that are most obviously in need of trimming. It's possible that the snow caused these dead canes to break, or that they simply gave up during the harsh winter.

The canes that require trimming are those that are spindly or have shoots that protrude far beyond the area you want them to grow in. The ultimate objective is to keep a "V" formation, or vase shape, between several evenly spaced major canes that emerge from the ground.

Must-Have Garden Tools

For the majority of cutting, you will need the following garden tools:

PRO TIP: Clipping roses can be painful since they have sharp thorns. Wear a good pair of gardening gloves and dependable work gear, such as a jacket, to keep yourself safe. These items will protect your hands and arms.

Instruction for Pruning Roses

  1. Eliminate dead canes and branches. Trim the tree to the live wood; it usually appears green from the outside.
  2. Infected or damaged branches should be cut back to healthy wood.
  3. Canes that are as thin as a pencil should be removed. These canes will develop gangly growth and few flower buds.
  4. Suckers should be removed from the roses' bases.
  5. Remove older woody growth unless doing so will cause the plant to become very thinning. Cut away the smaller branches if any remaining ones brush against one another.
  6. Trim the plant's new growth to give it the shape you want. Approximately 1/4 inch above a bud that is facing the outside of the plant, make clean cuts at a 45-degree angle.

Pruning Tips

The following tips listed below are applicable to all varieties of roses:

  1. Safety comes first. To protect yourself from the dreaded thorns while trimming, put on some heavy gloves and several layers of long sleeve shirts. Wear safety eye protection as well; branches have a tendency to suddenly snap back.
  2. Understand your tools. Garden tools will do the trick for deadheading and trimming thin canes, but loppers or a small hand-saw may be required for larger canes.
  3. Maintain cleanliness. Ensure the sharpness and cleanliness of your garden tools. Give them a quick wipe down with rubbing alcohol to sterilize if they had previously been used to prune a diseased plant.
  4. The ideal cutting angle. Stems should always be cut at a 45 degree angle, at least one-fourth of an inch above an outward-facing bud. This will motivate the plant to expand rather than grow inward.

Do you have the right tools for pruning your roses?

Haus & Garten was founded with the intention of offering top-notch pruning tools for all levels of gardeners, from novices to experts, to use in order to meet their unique needs and requirements.

Greg Schultz, the founder of Haus & Garten, created a line of high-quality garden hand tools that are available not only to professional gardeners but also to beginner and home gardeners who want to prune their showy rose bushes with ease and comfort.

For 28 years, Greg worked as a professional landscape gardener before Haus & Garten entered the market. During this time, he gained insight into the qualities of a high-quality trimming tool. "Trimming can be as simple as 1, 2, cut!" says Greg. Everything you need is the right understanding and proper tool and finally, the confidence to trim your plants."

Greg hopes to provide a selection of high-quality pruning tools that gardeners can trust for performance and quality. Did he succeed in his mission? Yes! His customers are living examples of how his gardening tools succeeded in achieving this objective.

"Very happy with this product I purchased this clippers a year and a half ago and so far I’m very satisfied with them I’m a landscaper and use them on a daily basis and they are holding up very good and very inexpensive," Upon using the ClassicPRO, one of the top-tier garden shears Haus & Garten sells, Tina, one of our Amazon.com customers, comments.

Quality and ergonomics define the design of Haus & Garten PRO series shears. With features like its shock-absorbing cushion, curved handles, and forged aluminum body, you can prune with less hand strain.

Here at Haus & Garten, we acknowledge the specific needs and demands that each type of gardener will need to make their tasks successful. PRO shear is best suited for different needs that include; intensive day-to-day gardening, prolonged heavy use, and light detailed precision work. After years of research and improvement, all of these pruners ensure you'll experience optimal comfort, durability, and excellent performance, allowing you to enjoy gardening just like Greg does.

You have nothing to lose at Haus & Garten because our money-back guarantee covers you if we don't deliver on what we promise. But we're confident that you'll adore our PRO series of gardening tools, just like many of our customers do.