Some people like a decorative garden rather than growing a vegetable garden. This is a quick guide on preparing your garden soil and using organic compost for planting and growing roses. After all, roses can be successfully grown in every Australian state and territory. This means roses will survive and thrive in almost any soil in any garden on the continent.
Have the ideal pH
The acidity or alkalinity of the soil’s pH will affect how roses can get nutrients from the soil. If your soil has a very high pH, your roses will become stressed and not grow well. Roses grow better in typical natural garden soil, which is only slightly acidic to neutral (6.0 to 7.0). If you’re not sure about your soil, have it tested so you can make adjustments to your soil or just grow the roses in containers. (Labrador Landscape Supplies can test your soil and has adequate soil and organic compost for soil adjustments or container planting)
Enrich the soil
You can add fertilisers to the soil when planting roses. You can take a look at other plants growing in the garden. If they are lush, green, and free-flowering, your soil is probably already good for planting. If not, after having your soil tested, you can ask for advice from garden and landscape specialists on how to enrich the soil by using fertilisers or organic compost. You can also ask about mineral amendments combined with organic compost, so your roses don’t become fertiliser dependent.
Roses need soil that can drain well but will hold enough moisture so the roots can absorb it. This means the soil should never dry out fast, like sandy soil. Clay soil will also make roots waterlogged, and roots will have difficulty growing out. Before planting, remove all large rocks and stones from the soil. If you have clay soil, don’t add sand, as this creates cement-like soil. Instead, add organic compost and organic matter to loosen the soil texture.
You only get high-quality compost and soil from Labrador Landscape Supplies
When you’re in the Gold Coast or Brisbane areas, you can depend on Labrador Landscape Supplies for your organic compost and other garden and landscape supplies and needs. Remember that the correct type of soil and compost will make all the difference when planting your garden roses. Our experienced landscapers will offer the best advice to help you with your soil and planting. Just get in touch with us on 07 5537 2841 or visit http://landscape-supply.com.au/, and we can discuss your next garden project.