In the summer, prune rose bushes to remove dead or diseased branches. Make the cuts one inch below the diseased branch, so only healthy wood remains. Summer is also the time to look for any branches in the center of the bush that are growing across each other. Prune away the weaker of the branches that cross each other.
Feb 13, WHEN TO PRUNE ROSES. The best time to prune roses is in late winter or early spring, around the time new growth begins. This could be as early as January or as late as May, depending on your climate.
If you'd like to mark your calendar, or set yourself a pruning reminder, here are regional estimates: Zones 3 and 4 - May; Zones 5, 6 and 7 - March or April. Nov 28, Species Roses, Old Roses, and Once-Blooming Shrub Roses. Generally hardier then other roses, these more primitive types bloom first on old wood mid-summer; re-bloomers repeat on the current season’s growth. In early spring, remove diseased, broken, or dead branches. After flowering, prune lightly and selectively to shape the bushes and control growth.
September To Do List. Plant: ornamental & wildlife. Late month: Perennials, shrubs, ornamental (clumping) grasses; Late month: Cover crops for dormant vegetable beds: clover, hairy vetch, elbon (cereal) rye, Austrian winter peas, or annual rye.
Apr 01, They can be shaped up a little more in late summer, but beyond that, pruning healthy stems (also called canes) will reduce the number of blooms you get next year. For most other types of roses, the best time to prune them is in late winter or spring. However, you really should wait until March if you don't want to take any chances. The last month that you can plant roses and expect a good harvest is probably September.
Any later than that and your roses may not have a chance to grow to maturity. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your roses indoors. Last Frost Date. In Conroe the average date of.