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5 Ways to Design With Flower Carpet Roses

The drop-dead gorgeous highlight of the summer garden

By: THURSD. | 26-05-2021 | 3 min read
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Roses are a highlight of the summer garden and roses that are easy-care, bloom like crazy, and don’t require chemicals or pesticides to keep them looking drop-dead gorgeous make them a must-have for garden styles from contemporary to cottage.

Flower Carpet Roses - the Perfect Groundcover Rose

Enter Flower Carpet® roses – often referred to as a groundcover rose. Apart from its beauty and sheer flower-power (once established, each plant can provide up to 2,000 flowers, blooming from spring through late fall), it’s an answer for all sorts of vexing landscaping issues. Here are a few ways to use them. 5 Ways to Design With Flower Carpet Roses

Around the Driveway

If you have a swath of area around the driveway and the idea of keeping up with the edging, feeding, and other must-do’s of lawn care is unappealing, shrubs such as flowering roses are an easy solution (and also really lovely). The spreading habit of Flower Carpet roses creates a soft, low hedge that only needs mulch and a good pruning each spring to maintain. In many cases, they even stand up to snowplows. 5 Ways to Design With Flower Carpet Roses Flower Carpet® Amber Groundcover Rose Shown: Flower Carpet® Amber Groundcover Rose

Add Color to Slopes

No one wakes up on a weekend excited to maintain a slope! While you might not think of roses as a solution, Flower Carpet roses are built to thrive in these challenging spots. They have a two-tier root system, with some roots reaching far into the soil and others sitting closer to the surface. This makes them excellent for aiding in erosion control, and, once established, as a hedge against drought. And, no mowing! 5 Ways to Design With Flower Carpet Roses Flower Carpet® Pink Groundcover Rose Shown: Flower Carpet® Appleblossom Groundcover Rose; Flower Carpet® Pink Groundcover Rose

Dress Up Sidewalks and Curbs

Another spot few of us want to devote precious gardening time to is the no man’s land between the street and the sidewalk. Tear up that thirsty turf and fill it with Flower Carpet roses. Not only do they withstand highly reflective pavement heat without complaint, they’re also extremely tolerant of the road salt used in colder climates. These roses do have some thorns; if this is an issue, plant back from the edge of pavement by a foot or so to allow for a snag-free journey. 5 Ways to Design With Flower Carpet Roses Flower Carpet® Yellow Rose Shown: Flower Carpet® Yellow Rose

Soften Walls and Walkways

It’s not called “hardscaping” for nothing. The solid, unyielding planes of concrete retaining walls, brick or block pathways, and even the more romantic irregular surfaces of stone walls take on a more relaxed look when lined with Flower Carpet roses. While they tolerate many different soil conditions, they’ll be at their peak performance when planted in soil that’s rich in organic matter such as compost. Prep well before planting for optimal results. 5 Ways to Design With Flower Carpet Roses Flower Carpet® Pink Splash Groundcover Rose Shown: Flower Carpet® Pink Splash Groundcover Rose

Fuss-Free Solution For Around the Pool

Messy plants and swimming pools are not a good mix. You want to relax and enjoy, not sweep up or constantly replant for a colorful display. Flower Carpet roses produce wave after wave of blooms for months. As an extra bonus, they’re also self-cleaning; as these shrubs send out new blooms, the spent blossoms drop neatly to the ground. That, plus their good manners and low-growing habit makes them just the ticket for a flowery, softly-scented, tidy hedge around a pool. 5 Ways to Design With Flower Carpet Roses Flower Carpet® Pink Groundcover Rose Shown: Flower Carpet® Pink Groundcover Rose

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