How do I take care of roses?

Asked February 12, 2018, 10:08 PM EST

I just moved in to our new house, there are roses lining the driveway. How do I take care of them in the winter and Spring? Do they look healthy? thank you

Anne Arundel County Maryland roses shrub

1 Response

We are not sure what type of roses are planted. They may be a landscape type rose such as Knockouts. At this point there may be some winter damage but we cannot say for sure. Wait until March when you see bud eyes on the canes to prune. If you prune too early the canes may dry out. Here is our page on Knockout roses for pruning information and care
http://extension.umd.edu/sites/extension.umd.edu/files/_images/programs/hgic/Publications/HG108_Prun...

http://extension.umd.edu/hgic/rose-rosenot-always-look-%E2%80%98knock-out%E2%80%99-landscape-roses
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