How to Get Roses to Bloom

Anonymous added on June 13, 2017 | Answered

I have a couple rose bushes in my flower bed that used to bloom now they arent. I'm wondering if I should cut them back I have noticed wholes in the leaves I'm assuming the bugs are eating them. I was told by the nursery to spray for bugs which I did but they told me no need to trim them down. Please advise. Thanks

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Answered on June 14, 2017

I am going to give you a couple links to articles I have written on these subjects. For the insect issues with holes in the leaves, I recommend buy a product called Bayer Tree and Shrub Granules and give them a treatment of that per the label instructions for Shrubs/Ornamentals. Here are the article links for you that should help you out: and this link too if you have some of these rosebushes:

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