If you would like to get amazing and beautiful roses easily and without using chemical products that are harmful for the environment and the good bugs that are protecting your plants, then you have to start using neem oil.
I’ve been using this amazing oil in my garden for the last year and I can only say one thing: it’s fantastic and it has helped me tremendously deal with many different garden problems ranging from mites, beetles, and even fungi and I’m sure it will help you as well because I’m sure that you are not growing wild roses, as these can resist insects and fungal diseases quite easily, however, your garden roses are probably not going to produce beautiful roses if you do not assist them with the proper care and treatments, and this is why you need to start using neem oil in your garden.
When to use neem oil for roses?
First, you should use neem oil on your rose plants before you notice any signs of damages or problems, it’s because once you leave your roses defenseless, they are going to be harmed by different insects and fungi and can even be extremely difficult to get rid of.
Nevertheless, applying neem oil on your roses can successfully get rid of aphids, Japanese Beetle, two-spotted mite, thrips, sawfly and a multitude of other parasites.
Let’s talk now about how to use neem oil for your roses.
It’s quite easy, but you have to make up your mind now, you can either make your own neem oil insecticide at home or buy neem concentrate at your local gardening store.
Personally, I’ve stopped making neem oil insecticide at home because it made my kitchen smell horrible, and because we have a very long winter here in Canada, I’ve stopped growing roses and I only buy them, not only that, but I don’t have the time to do this as it’s very demanding, and this is the reason why I’ve resorted to buying neem oil concentrate for my other garden plants, it’s very affordable and will give you an impressive results as well.
If you are using neem oil concentrate, then you have to use this simple formula: three tablespoons for every one gallon of water.
However, if you are into the mood of making your own neem oil insecticide, then follow this proven recipe:
Mix a quarter of a liter of neem oil, organic, with three liters of warm water and three tablespoons of ground soap, it will help neem oil mix better with water, then put in a garden sprayer.
These are the only steps you need to take in order to get rid of parasites and other insects that are harming your roses, and as far as the frequency, you have to use neem oil once every three days indefinitely, this is a fantastic preventive measure that will not pollute your ground since neem oil is easily biodegradable, sometimes, in less than 100 hours.