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Q.Can I plant new roses in the same hole as one that was removed?

Zone Beaverton, OR | rlcpd1 added on July 23, 2019 | Answered

I had four ‘shrub-type’ roses…very cheap…and after a few years they were nothing but ‘shoots’. They are gone but I have high quality new ones (Knock Out) that I would like to plant in the same place. Is there any reason why I should not?…’shooting’ isn’t contagious, right ! 🙂

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Answered on July 24, 2019

I always dig out the soils in at least a 24 inch diameter and about 18 inches deep where old roses have been. Remove as much of the old root material as possible. Then mix the old soils about 50-50 with new bagged garden soils with mulch in it. I like the EKO brand bagged soils. Using the amended soils helps give the root systems of the new roses a fine new home. Water the new rosebushes in with some water that has both a product called Super Thrive and a Root Stimulator product in the water. Use a fresh batch of this water mix the next 5 to 6 times they need watering, it helps them get off to the best possible start and helps them deal with any shocks or stresses.

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