What Should You Not Plant Around Roses

When planting roses, it’s important to consider not just what to add but also what to avoid. There are certain plants that can harm or hinder the growth of roses. Here are a few things to keep in mind when planning your rose garden

Firstly, avoid planting any trees or shrubs with invasive roots close to your rose bushes. Such plants have roots that spread far and wide, and they can interfere with the water and nutrient uptake of the roses, leading to stunted growth. Similarly, avoiding planting anything too close to the root zone of established rose plants where delicate feeder roots reside should be a top priority.

Secondly, steer clear of plants that attract aphids and other sap-sucking insects, as these bugs can quickly infest your rose plantings, leaving them vulnerable to diseases if left untreated for long periods of time. One such commonly found pest is Japanese beetles – you may have seen their damage on leaves where they eat holes, creating skeletalization patterns.

Thirdly, avoid adding more acidic soil amendments near roses as all cultivars perform best in soil with PH balanced between 6-7 pH levels, so outside this range can cause issues with nutrient absorption leading to plant stress.

Fourthly, never put up flowering vines around your rose bushes that are known for strangles like bindweed or honeysuckle, so nothing should grow up through or choke out existing blooms or potentially injure surrounding tendrils

In conclusion, planting around roses comes down to carefully selecting complementary species that don’t detract or compete while also guarding against stand-alone species capable of throttling off needed nutrients and moisture before they reach the root system of newly planted roses during their forming stages, which far too often leads eventually disappointingly lessened production output resulting in less interest over time for aspiring gardeners.

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