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King Garden Designs, Inc. is a boutique landscape design company located in New York. Charles King Sadler, King Garden Designs founder, enjoys creating and enhancing the beauty and vitality of landscapes through thoughtful design, professional implementation and ongoing care.
Member American Society of Landscape Architects, Member American Boxwood Society, Member European Boxwood and Topiary Society and ISA Certified Arborist TRAQ
Expert Rose Pruning: Charles King Sadler of King Garden Designs offers professional expert pruning and property care, we are based in the Hudson Valley. Garden Design Westchester County, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY
King Garden Designs ISA Certified Arborists know when and how to prune your valuable shrubs, cloud pruning, hedges and topiary for optimal beauty and plant health. We also assist in residential property oversight; guiding and directing landscape services.
We can restore neglected plants miraculously with renovation pruning, fertilization, care and attention.
Thin Shrubs for Improved Plant Health
Proper pruning brings out a plants intrinsic beauty, fostering plant health while reducing risk of storm damage. We supply all your pruning needs.
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ISA Certified Arborist Assessment, ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification
Landscaping Services, Landscaping Consultations, Landscaping Property Over Site, Landscape Design, Property Care, Landscape Maintenance.
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expert rose PRUNING
Expert Rose pruning And Garden Care
Roses are a traditional staple to any garden while adding beauty and color. However, care and pruning of roses requires special knowledge. King Garden Designs are experts in the care of your special plants and flowers.
King Garden Designs' ISA Certified Arborists know when and how to prune and thin your Roses, Japanese Maples, valuable shrubs, fruiting plants (apple, pear, grape, etc.), topiary, hedges and cloud pruned boxwood for optimal beauty and plant health. We also assist in residential property oversight; guiding and directing landscape services. In addition, we can suggest and work to create a plant healthcare program and monitoring of your roses with a licensed applicator. We can restore neglected roses miraculously with renovation pruning, fertilization, care and attention.
We offer ongoing property care to insure that as your gardens develop and change the original design intent is preserved.
- Tree Assessments, Tree Inventory, Tree Care And Pruning
- Periodic Pruning To Retain Plant Shape, Scale And Health
- Periodic Site Visits To Insure Proper Garden Care Is Given
- Written Property Assessments and Oversight
- Annual Maintenance and Garden Care Contracts
Pruning Consultation and Assessment: Beginning at $250
Plus travel expenses beyond our 20 mile radius
(Suggested 1 Hour Meeting)
King Garden Designs' ISA Certified Arborists survey property tree health and provide a safety assessment.
When to prune roses
Source: The Royal Horticultural Society www.rhs.org.uk
Late winter (February or March) is often a good time for pruning roses but see the individual rose profiles below for more specific seasonal timing.
How to prune roses: general tips
When tackling roses bear the following in mind;
- Cuts should be no more than 5mm (¼ in) above a bud and should slope away from it, so that water does not collect on the bud. This applies to all cuts, whether removing dead wood, deadheading or annual pruning
- Cut to an outward-facing bud to encourage an open-centred shape. With roses of spreading habit, prune some stems to inward-facing buds to encourage more upright growth
- Cut to the appropriate height, if a dormant bud is not visible
- Cuts must be clean, so keep your secateurs sharp. For larger stems, use loppers or a pruning saw
- Prune dieback to healthy white pith
- Cut out dead and diseased stems and spindly and crossing stems
- Aim for well-spaced stems that allow free air flow
- On established roses, cut out poorly flowering old wood and saw away old stubs that have failed to produce new shoots
- With the exception of climbing roses and shrub roses, prune all newly planted roses hard to encourage vigorous shoots
- Trace suckers back to the roots from which they grow and pull them away
These tips should be read in conjunction with the appropriate rose pruning profile.
Pruning an unknown rose
Perhaps if you've inherited a rose or lost the label - you may not know what type of rose you have. In which case, follow our basic tips below to get you started. Prune in February or March.
Climber or rambling type
If your rose has long arching stems, is very tall or needs some sort of support to hold it up then it is most likely a climber or rambler.
- Where there is only one thick old stem going down to ground level, go easy as it may not regenerate if cut hard back. Instead, shorten by between a third and a half
- For multi-stemmed roses, aim to take out one or two of the oldest looking stems (i.e. grey, flaky bark) to as near to the base as you can
- If the response the next season is for the rose to send out a lot of strong but barren (non-flowering) shoots, chances are it is a rambler. A rose that responds with less vigorous, flowering growth is probably a climber
Shrub or bush type
Very small roses are easy to recognise so follow our guide for patio and miniature roses. Larger roses might be any number of types, from hybrid tea and floribunda to species and shrub roses. If in doubt;
- Take out one or two stems as close to ground level as you can or to younger looking (green barked) side stems low down
- Shorten remaining stems by between a third and a half
- If the response the next season is lots of vigorous regrowth that flowers well, chances are it is a floribunda or hybrid tea
- Otherwise, it is more likely to be a type of shrub rose
Feed all pruned roses with a general purpose or rose fertiliser in spring. Mulch with garden compost or manure.
More Pruning Tips
Source: How To Prune Roses -Better Homes and Gardens http://www.bhg.com/gardening/flowers/roses/tips-for-pruning-roses/
1. Make your pruning cuts at a 45-degree angle, about 1/4 inch above a leaf axle with a dormant eye.
2. Choose an eye on the outside of the cane and slope the cut down and away on the opposite side. This allows excess natural sap to rise and seal the cut without interfering with the developing eye. Pruning to an outward-facing bud also promotes outward growth, opens up the plant to air circulation, creates more pleasing shapes, resists disease, and prevents the canes from becoming a tangle. Cuts closer to the eye than 1/4 inch may damage it. Cuts higher than that will leave a visible stubble -- a haven for both pests and disease.
3. If the rose bush has foliage present, the location for your cut is easy to spot. Where there is no foliage to guide you, find the dormant eye by locating where the foliage was once connected. The eye is normally visible as a slight swelling above the surface of the cane.
4. Use this same pruning technique when cutting stems for display and when removing spent blooms. Remember to sharpen your pruning tools periodically -- either do it yourself or have someone do it who's specially trained.
5. Wipe metal surfaces after each use with a soft, lightly oiled rag to prevent rust. Store tools in a dry area.