Weeding Between Roses
How should I weed between rose bushes? Can I go deep or will I damage the plants?
You should weed between the rosebushes but I would use one of those surface skimmer type hoes. You can go down 3/4 to 1 inch and wack the weeds off just below the surface of the soils that way and not get into the feeder roots too badly. Going deeper could damage the upper feeder roots too much. They will tolerate a little intrusion without any real harm. Another thing that can be done is to trim the weeds down to about 3 inches tall. Then using a foam brush for painting with some weed killer in it, brush over the surface of the weeds going one direction and back again. The overspray problem with spraying is eliminated and the weeds get taken care of.