How And When To Plant Spring Bulbs

It’s time to plant spring-blooming bulbs! Tulips, daffodils, crocus and others need to be planted in the fall (late September and October is ideal) so they can root during the winter and be ready to burst forth with color in early spring.

(Pro tip: For the longest lasting bulbs, choose bulbs that are marked “naturalizing.”)

Bulbs need extra phosphorus to produce vibrant, colorful flowers. To help with this, in each hole, add a little bulb food like Happy Frog Bulb Food or Bone Meal (Both are available in our store!). Plant your larger bulbs (such as tulips or daffodils) approximately 6-inches deep. Plant smaller bulbs (such as crocus) 3-4-inches deep.

Use bulbs for mass plantings in areas that will be shady later in the spring. An old method for a natural looking bulb display is to take a handful of bulbs, and toss them gently in the air. Where they land is where each bulb should be planted.

For more information on how to plant your spring-blooming bulbs, contact us!

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