Roses are Red, Big Bags are Yellow

Love is in the air. This time of year always brings about warm fuzzy feelings in the heart, and lovers across the continent will get cravings for the beauty of red roses! People of all ages will flock to florists in the hopes of finding fresh roses that will last about a week… But what about having that beauty around your property year-round? Many people love the beauty of roses, but see growing them as a daunting task! Give the gift of a green-thumb (or maybe a red one in this case…) this valentines day, and make the presence of roses a little more permanent. A BigYellowBag of Black Garden Soil, along with a healthy rose bush, will keep the essence of love accented in your landscape for many years to come.

BigYellowBag Black Garden Soil Roses

Growing roses is akin to the real estate business… it’s all about LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! Rose bushes require AT LEAST six hours of sun every day. Find a sunny spot on your property, and be sure to plant your dormant roses ideally in the spring, but you can still plant them in the fall.

BigYellowBag Black Garden Soil Roses

Well-draining and fertile soil is critical to the success of your rose bush. BigYellowBag Black Garden Soil is engineered to have a perfect balance of moisture retention, and drainage; this is attributed to the soil composition of black loam, peat loams, and compost. The perfect balance of ingredients makes for a perfect balance of drainage. Also, our Black Garden Soil is loaded with nutrients, and microorganisms that are essential to plant nutrient absorption.


Ready To Plant Roses?

Bare root roses require presoaking before planting. A planting depth of about 2 feet is required, so be sure that you have enough Black Garden Soil to completely fill the root zone. As with any plant, roses require an intensive watering regimen. At least an inch per week is necessary, and it is recommended that mature plants be watered from the soil level, due to their susceptibility to disease.

BigYellowBag Black Garden Soil Roses

Rose bushes also require pruning attention. Once spring budding occurs, pruning out any unhealthy branches will improve the health of the plant. Consult an experienced gardener if you are nervous about pruning at all.

BigYellowBag Black Garden Soil Roses

Keeping the essence of love in your landscape can certainly spice things up. The vibrant colours of roses are notorious, and they can nicely compliment darker backdrop plants. BigYellowBag can take the soil variable out of growing roses, and make the universal symbol for love, a much more common landscape feature. So give the gift of love this Valentines Day, that will certainly last longer than a week. A BigYellowBag of Black Garden Soil, and a rose bush from your local garden centre! Keep love in the air long past February.

Cameron Shimoda

Garden and Soil Enthusiast