June is National Rose Month and there are many ways to celebrate. Instead of purchasing fresh roses grow them in your homes in Chesapeake, VA garden. Knowing the type of rose, color, how large they become at full bloom, blooming season, scent and hardiness will help you have healthier roses. Sadler Homes offers the following tips for growing gorgeous roses for National Rose Month.
Soil – Roses should be planted in healthy soil and need many natural elements to thrive and survive. Purchase fertilizers that contain Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium. Too much fertilization can kill your roses. Have adequate drainage because roses don’t thrive in oversaturated soil.
Where to plant – Most roses need at least six hours of sunlight per day. Morning sunlight’s best since the flowers and leaves tend to burn in afternoon sunlight, especially in warmer climates. Roses that don’t get enough sunlight are weak and thin. Kathleen, Penelope, Golden Showers, Cornelia and Shropshire Lad roses thrive in partial shade. Roses need enough room to grow so don’t plant them too close to each other; twenty-five to thirty feet are close enough. Roses shouldn’t be planted near trees or shrubbery because they can take the essential nutrients roses need.
Water – Water newly planted roses every other day and deep-water established roses (3-4 years) at least once a week and more frequently when there’s hotter weather at your homes in Chesapeake, VA. Apply water directly to the base of the roses bush.
Prune – Trim your older roses annually. Prune roses right after they have bloomed to prepare them to grow next year during blooming season but not in the spring because roses mostly flower from prior years growth.
Following these steps should help you successfully grow gorgeous roses at your homes in Chesapeake, VA home. Good luck and happy gardening.
Father’s Day is on Sunday, June 19. So instead of buying another tie to add to his collection, get him a cool gadget he can use that you can present to him at dinner or even at your VA custom homebuilders home. Though a gift can never amount to how much love, respect and appreciation your have for Dad, Sadler Homes suggests you check out these Top 5 Dad Gadgets for Father’s Day.
iPad 2 – For the technically savvy father’s who like to multitask, the iPad2 may be the perfect gift. Not only can he surf the web, download apps, watch movies, play games, shoot videos but he can also make video calls. You can make it personal by engraving something to Dad on the back of it too making this one gift he’ll always remember.
Digital SLR camera –A digital SLR camera is an easy way Dad can make visual memories out of fun occasions or everyday moments. With plenty of electrical outlets around your home, there shouldn’t be any problems keeping the camera charged.
The Kindle – If Dad is an avid book reader then the Kindle is the right gift for him. He can enjoy reading it at work, on the go or in your VA custom homebuilders study or backyard. It’s also a great choice for dad’s who are eco-friendly and have gone green since there’s no paper involved.
iBottleopener – This gadget serves two purposes and is also relatively cheap. Not only will Dad have a new iPhone case but also he only has to look to his phone case to open up his beverage of choice. There are customization features too add different designs to the back of it.
Bluetooth headset – Though there are no cell phone or texting bands while driving in Virginia, unless you’re a bus driver, a Bluetooth headset may be a great and also safety conscious gadget for Dad. It’s convenient for driving around town or in your VA custom homebuilders neighborhood because he can keep an eye on the road and watch out for walkers, cyclists and children playing.
Flag Day commemorates when the Continental Congress adopted the Stars and Strips as the official flag of the United States of America. The American flag symbolizes unity and independence. Flag Day is every June 14th. Sadler Homes recommends the following easy ways to celebrate Flag Day for their custom homebuilder Virginia residents.
Flag day barbecue or party – Plan and invite your fellow neighbors over for a party or barbecue at your house. Make a red, white and blue flag themed cake and have your eating utensils and paper plates in the same colors. Your weatherproof electrical outlets in the front and rear of your home will come in handy if it happens to rain.
Create patriotic crafts – arts and crafts are always easy and fun to do. All you need is construction paper, scissors, tape, glue, craft sticks, markers and crayons. You and the kids can create red, white and blue paper chains, craft stick flags and patriotic pinwheels or windsocks and place them around your sodded yard.
Fly the flag – you and your custom homebuilder Virginia neighbors can display the American flag to show your patriotism. You can fly the flag in your yard, on your front porch, back deck and even on your cars antenna. You can purchase flags or just use the patriotic crafts you’ve made.
Sing patriotic songs – kids can have a parade and sing American themed songs around the house. If it’s too hot outside, friends and family can still enjoy the tunes through the screens that are on all operating windows throughout your home.
Games – playing flag trivia games or counting American flags for the day is also a fun and easy way to celebrate Flag Day.
Flag Day festivities – attend Flag Day festivities around town for good times and a way to be patriotic with your fellow citizens.
Partaking in Flag Day is easy and there are many cheap ways to celebrate. Whether you decide to celebrate the holiday in town, by yourself or with your custom homebuilder Virginia neighbors, it’s a way for Americans to celebrate and show respect for the American flag and the history of this great nation.