March in the Rose Garden
- Don't be tempted to uncover or prune your roses by a few warm March days. Save these tasks for mid-April.
- Water roses if there has not been sufficient rain or snowfall. Use a hose set at a slow trickle to ensure a deep soak. One gallon per bush for smaller plants and miniatures; increase the quantity of water as the size of the shrub increases.
- Do not water if the ground is frozen.
- Water only if the the outside temperature is above freezing.
- Check rose beds for rodents. Mice, rats, and baby rabbits can do a lot of damage to the roots and canes of roses.
- Order new roses for spring delivery