How to Make Roses Bloom All Summer: 5 Simple Ways

If roses are “lazy” and do not want to open flowers, you can help the plants a little. Roses are the queen of flowers and will grace any bed or garden. However, in midsummer, flower buds may not appear if the plant lacks water or nutrients.

Plenty of water

Roses need regular watering to keep them growing and blooming. Lack of water causes roses to wilt quickly. Water at least once every two weeks. Increase watering to one per week in very hot, dry weather.

Remove the buds

A simple trick for roses to bloom abundantly is to remove the buds and wilted flowers. Inspect the bushes every 3-4 days and cut off old flowers with scissors. This helps the plant free up its energy to produce new flowers.


During the summer, the rose can be fertilized so that more flowers will appear on the shrubs. The roots of this plant are very sensitive to burns, and not every fertilizer is suitable for them. A bone meal is ideal for roses. It contains the right nutrients for the flower. Only use 100g of bone meal per plant once a month.

In addition to bone meal, you can also fertilize the rose with wood ash. It is sprinkled on the ground at the stem once a summer. Another effective tool for flowering is a solution of chicken manure. Dung is placed in the bottom of a bucket and poured with water. Insist one day and water the bushes.

Pruning roses

In bush roses in the second and subsequent years of flowering in the summer, remove lateral shoots when they reach a size of 5-6 cm. Such shoots take away the juices of the plant and interfere with abundant flowering. Note that you should not cut back tea roses or any kind of rose in the first year.

Fall soil treatment

To ensure that roses bloom abundantly next summer, fertilize their site in the fall. To do this, apply 3-4 years old manure to the soil at the rate of 1 bucket per square meter of soil. Do not use fresh manure – it burns the roots. Manure can be replaced by a similar amount of onion husks. After applying the fertilizer, recultivate the soil. In the spring, a lot of earthworms should appear in such soil – it means it is quite fertile.

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Written by Emma Miller

I am a registered dietitian nutritionist and own a private nutrition practice, where I provide one-on-one nutritional counseling to patients. I specialize in chronic disease prevention/ management, vegan/ vegetarian nutrition, pre-natal/ postpartum nutrition, wellness coaching, medical nutrition therapy, and weight management.

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