Friday, May 22, 2015

Cheap & Easy Rose Bug Spray

Are your roses starting to look like this?
I can't believe how quickly the bugs started nibbling my leaves right up this year.  Here is a very simple homemade spray for your rose bushes to help keep the aphids and other not so lovely critters away.

I spray this on the leaves after each rain and it helps enormously. 

Using a large container mix together:
2 quarts water
1 tablespoon dishwashing soap
1 cup leftover coffee

Poor the mixture into a spray bottle and mist your plants. That simple!


  1. Anytime of the day

  2. going to try this my grandmother used to use this...

  3. Can i use it at anytime of the day???

  4. I would avoid spraying when it is real hot/in direct sunlight, as water can burn your leaves up.

  5. Hi I'm new to roses and its the first time i have planted these in my garden. All going well until spider mites got to it (sigh). Would this spray help get rid of the buggers? How often should I use it? TIA

    1. Hi! It should help, I recommend once a week, if it rains sooner then spray again after. Best of luck!