Watering Roses

Anonymous added on May 25, 2011 | Answered

You can water roses with an overhead sprinkling system. I keep getting told by someone that you need to water only with a soaker hose. We have a sprinkler system and if this is all right to use, it makes it a lot easier. I see the soaker hose putting out water but see a lot running down the driveway and wonder if my roses are getting what they need. I know the sprinkler would water all of them.

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Answered on May 26, 2011

The main thing is to monitor the watering so they do not get watered to the point of soaking wet mud and even standing water. Also, be sure they do not get watered with the overhead system in the hotter parts of the day. The water droplets on the foliage will act like a magnifying glass and cause burns on the foliage. Some folks say never to get the foliage wet and never to water at night either. The main point is to give the roses some sunlight hours to dry off a bit before total nightfall, if at all possible. Check out this article for additional information about watering your roses. Here is a link for you:

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