Knock Out Roses 

At Top Choice Lawn Care we cut back knock-out roses substantially…very substantially. At first it looks extreme, and we have to have conversations with customers explaining the reasoning and reassuring them that they will come back strong. Many people let their roses grow without a significant cut back resulting in “leggy” roses. Why? Blooms only grow on the first year’s growth. All of the old wood will not produce new blooms, so if you want to keep the size in check while still seeing blooms, you need to cut it back hard (preferably around valentine’s day). 

To show how rapidly the roses grow, we took some pictures to show how quickly they grow.

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