Step 1: After you’ve shopped Alsip Home & Nursery’s huge selection of roses, including the KnockOut series, you’ll want to dig the almighty hole- 20″ deep. Remove big chunks of clay and save 1/3 chopped.
Step 2: Start to fill the hole with soil recipe:
- 1/3 Cotton Burr Compost
- 1/3 Alsip Premium Potting Soil
- 1/3 Saved “Native” Soil
Step 3: Determine height and place the rose approximately 36″ to 42″ on center.
Step 4: Fill with soil recipe half-way and water enough to “pool” water. Walk away for a half hour.
Step 5: Use a starter fertilizer around the plant and re-fill to ground level with soil recipe. Use a root stimulator to prevent transplant shock and mulch around the entire area.
Step 6: Water and flood every 5th day and fertilizer monthly.
Step 7: Viola! You now have beautiful roses to thrive in your garden! Don’t forget to stop and smell them every once in a while!