Prune first-year plants lightly to allow them to put more energy.
Make each pruning cut 1/4 inch above the next bud on a stem. The bright-red rose hips may be left on the plants for fall color.
Pruning cuts are made at a 45 degree angle ¼ inch above an outward-facing bud. When an entire branch or cane is removed, make the pruning. A light pruning will get rose bushes in shape for the fall blooming season, particularly the everblooming hybrid teas and grandifloras.
Fall blooms normally will peak days after pruning, although this somewhat depends on growing conditions. The tools you will need include a sharp bypass hand pruner and a pair of leather gloves.