Shrubs and Roses

pretty and practical

Shrubs and roses make beautiful borders and are great for directing foot traffic. And compared to the care that many flowering plants require to stay in tip-top shape, they’re easy to maintain. A slow-release fertilizer like our Garden & Plant Food Plus 10-10-10 applied once in the spring is plenty to keep most of them happy and healthy.

Here are a few things we recommend when growing shrubs:

  1. Buy good plants: Abundant roots and sound stems are essential when purchasing your new shrubs.
  2. Prepare the ground thoroughly: A shrub growing in poorly-drained soil is susceptible to many problems.
  3. Avoid overcrowding: Do not plant your bushes too close and remember, healthy shrubs require good air circulation.
  4. Plant properly: This will reduce the risk of problems due to drought, water logging, frost damage, light deficiency, excessive suckering and more.
  5. Inspect plants regularly: Catch problems early. By inspecting plants regularly you may detect insect or disease problems. If found, bring a sample of the damaged foliage to your Earl May Nursery & Garden Center for a free evaluation.
Shrubs and Roses

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