July is the cruelest month, at least for roses here in the Houston area. Temperatures are rising and rain is often a memory. Watering our roses is imperative. In Houston roses should be in raised beds, with at least 2 – 3 inches of cooling mulch over the roots. Raised beds help prevent the roses from drowning, but those raised beds dry out FAST. One Source recommends watering 2 – 3 times per week at 10-12 minutes each time. Remember, the Houston region is huge. An ounce of rain at the weather monitoring station does not necessarily equal rain at your property. We recommend a rain gauge so you will know how much water has fallen on your yard.The goal is to put 1 to 2 inches of water on your raised rose beds eachweek. Keep in mind, most weeks you should supplement the rainfall. Easy idea…Put a tuna can near your waterer and observehow long it takes for an inch of water to collect. Now you will know how long you should water in order to complete your quota. For superior irrigation support contact One Source.