Roses are some of the most beautiful plants, making your garden look sumptuous with the vivid splashes of gorgeous colors. They are some of the most elegant flowers, sophisticated and, unfortunately, rather hard to maintain.
This is the time of year when they are prone to disease, which is why we should be very careful about pests and destroy them if we haven’t managed to prevent damage in time.
How to get rid of aphids
These pests are widespread and wreak havoc by June. So we must be very careful if we see them on roses and get rid of them immediately. Whether it’s aphids, red spiders, Japanese beetles or moths, they all need to be removed urgently if we want to continue to enjoy our plants.
The easiest, quickest and cheapest way to get rid of pests is to use natural methods such as soap and water solutions, neem oil or garlic. These solutions can be applied to plants to eliminate pests without harming the health of plants or the environment.
Tricks against pests damaging roses
Once affected by aphids, plants will stop thriving, leaves will dry out and become sticky. To exterminate aphids, you need 5 ml neem essential oil, 2 ml organic soap and a liter of water.
All you need to do is mix the ingredients thoroughly in a spray bottle until the soap and oil are perfectly blended. Then spray all the roses, both flowers and leaves, and in no time you’ll see how they become shiny and perfectly shaped.
In severe cases of infestation, it may be necessary to use chemicals such as insecticides and fungicides. It is important to read and follow the instructions on the packaging carefully and use these products with caution to minimize the impact on plants and the environment.
Roses require regular watering, especially during periods of drought. It is important to avoid overwatering as this can lead to drying out of the plants. Watering at root level is recommended to avoid drying out the leaves and to reduce the risk of disease.