In the summer, prune rose bushes to remove dead or diseased branches.
Make the cuts one inch below the diseased branch, so only healthy wood remains. Summer is also the time to look for any branches in the center of the bush that are growing across each other.
Prune away the weaker of the branches that cross each other. Aug 09, Horticulturist Mary Kay Pope shows you how to properly prune your rose bushes in summer for optimal shrubtrim.buzz: Backbone Valley Nursery. Dec 07, Step 1, Use sharp scissor-type bypass pruners. Bypass pruners have sharp, curved, scissors-type blades that overlap each other, while other types like anvil pruners have straight upper blades that cut against flat, lower plates.
Although anvil pruners are usually cheaper than bypass ones, they will crush the stems of the roses. So avoid using anvil-type 87%(62).