Winter is a good time to trim Knock Out Roses.  While the plant is dormant, there is less chance of damage by disease and insects when pruning heavily.  It is an opportune time to remove any large old wood branches and improve the overall shape of the rose.

Remember to get the right tools for the job.  Roses aren’t friendly up close, so get some long handled pruners, long pants, long sleeves and gloves.

While the Knock Out Roses are dormant, there are still ways to have beautiful flowers in your landscape.  Got Winter Blooms?