Spring flowers are a great addition to your landscaping. They come in a wide variety of colors that will make your yard more beautiful and pleasing to the eye. The best thing is that there easy to plant and take care of.
If you have decided to add spring flowers as part of your landscaping efforts, here are some tips to help you:
- When buying bulbs, only choose the healthy ones. These will be much easier to plant and take care of than the dry and withered ones. Note that the larger the bulb, the more flowers it will create. So you might want to buy the larger and healthier bulbs.
- Consider where you will plant the spring flowers. Note that these plants prefer the full sun. Of course, areas that receive full sun often changes throughout the season. Keep in mind that some areas that are shady in another season may be perfect for planting these flowers.
- Find out whether the specific type of spring flower that you buy requires a cool shade or not. This will help you find a better and more suitable area for planting.
- Keep your soil well-drained to prevent rotting of the bulbs in the colder months.
- Do not plant in the winter months, particularly in mid-November as it will be difficult for the bulbs to grow roots in these months.
- You can purchase pre-chilled bulbs but you will need to plant these during early spring.
- Find the pointed side up because this is the stem. Sometimes, there can be shriveled roots on this side. This is what you will plant in the soil.
- When planting bulbs, make sure they are deep 3 times as their diameter.
- To encourage strong root growth, you may want to add bone meal or superphosphate into the soil before putting the plant in the hole.
- Sprinkle red pepper in the hole as a repellant to rodents that might want to eat your bulbs. If you are not comfortable with this, you can add a cage made of hardware cloth around your plants.
- It is best if you plant the bulbs in clumps. You can do this by planting several bulbs in one hole or you can toss the bulbs in the air, dig where they fall and plant them there.
- Move or replant overcrowded bulbs only when they are dormant. This period is brief and usually after the foliage dies back.
For more tips in planting spring flowers, call Local Hardscape Pros now.
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