How to Prune Roses – Pruning in 8 Simple Steps Garden Design. Nov 28, According to the"Sunset" website's rose calendar, you should undertake all major rose pruning between January and May. Warnings Avoid pruning newly planted roses. Late winter > – This is the time to prune your roses > - killing freezes have passed and the roses are just starting to break dormancy (buds are swelling). Water your roses if there is no rain or snow for more than two weeks, to keep roses healthy and prevent them from drying out.
Climbing and Rambling Roses. These roses tend to bloom on old wood. It’s fine to remove winter-killed branches or otherwise damaged wood early in the year, but defer your annual pruning until summer, after the peak of bloom.
Prune to remove undesirable canes and to shape and train growth. Rose bushes are pruned two times each year -- spring and fall. Fall pruning prepares roses for colder weather when the plants do not have as much energy for growth and bloom development.
Fall pruning is lighter than spring pruning and can be thought of as grooming rather than heavy pruning. Advertisement. Jan 22, When and how to prune trees and shrubs.
Hi, Deborah: Thanks for this excellent question. FWIW, what you describe sounds less like pruning and more like tree work necessary for the sake of treemulch.buzz that as it may, most deciduous plants are dormant during winter and perfectly OK to actually prune to get rid of dead wood and encourage new growth in spring.