Design and Construction, Inc Design and Construction, Inc Notes 1.Rose Knock Out Water the Knock Out rose bush at the bottom of the shrub. Reducing the shrub's exposure to  overhead watering prevents leaf spot and disease. Increase the watering frequency during dry  weather. Apply a fertilizer developed for rose bushes. Follow the manufacturer's instructions on  fertilizing frequency. Remove faded blooms by dead heading to encourage new growth. Regular  dead heading will keep the Knock Out rose bush blooming until late fall. Cut the Knock Out  rose bush down to approximately 12 inches in early spring, using a handled pruner. 2. Green Velvet Boxwood  Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, shear annually to shape. 3. Karen Azeleas  Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, shear annually to shape. 4.Dwarf Burning Bush Fertilize this deciduous shrub after new growth begins to emerge in Spring, and again in late Summer or early Fall. Fertilize with a well-balanced tree and shrub fertilizer or an organic plant food. When in doubt as to how much fertilizer to apply, follow instructions on the product label 5. Syringa Lilac  All newly planted shrubs should receive a good watering 2 or 3 times per week for the first month. After the first month they should be watered deeply once a week. Most trees and shrubs require 1" of water per week during the growing season. The soil should be well watered before the ground freezes in the fall. Do Not Over-water Lilacs. Do not fertilize the first year of planting. When a fertilizer is used, wood ash, aged cow manure or a 5-10-5 type can be applied in early spring. Lilacs prefer a sweet soil and a handful of lime spread around the base of the plant every year or two is recommended. A few inches of mulch placed around the base of the plant helps to conserve moisture, control weeds, and keeps the roots cooler. Always be sure to keep the mulch away from the trunk of the plant so that air can circulate around the base of the stem. 6.Perennials Water your planted perennials regularly until they’re well-established. Encourage roots to grow deep in the soil by watering for longer periods at a time, fewer times per week. Mulch around the plants to conserve soil moisture, but don’t pile it up around the plant’s stems like a volcano. A circle of mulch around the plant – and about 2 inches deep throughout your beds – is best.