October – Stop cutting your blooms around the first week of the month. The roses will put their energy into seed production instead of new growth so the rose will start to slow down and get ready for winter
November – After we get several nights of freezing weather you can cover your roses with mulch. Use at least 6-8 inches of mulch at the base of the rose bush. Then cut the roses back to 18″, this keeps them from whipping in the wind and damaging the roots.
February – Spray with Fertilome Dormant Oil Spray to kill fungus spores.
April – Early in the month when uncovering roses use a systemic combination fertilizer and soil drench to get rid of any spores that have overwintered. Supplement with bi-weekly fungicide spraying if conditions warrant it.
June – Fertilize plants!
August – Fertilize plants!