Bulbs are beautiful addition to your garden. Spring-flowering bulbs such as alliums, lilies, crocus and tulips are planted in late fall or before the ground freezes.
This is for the bulbs to establish their root system and be ready for spring. On the other hand, summer-flowering shrubs are planted in early spring to replace the other bulbs once summer arrives.
Planning your Garden
First, you have to determine where you will plant your bulbs and how wide the area would be. This is to identify how many bulbs you should buy in the local nursery. Fortunately, most bulb packages have set of instructions on the proper spacing of the bulbs.
Shop for your Bulbs
It is essential that you know what you will buy when you go to a local nursery or garden center. Research more on each of your bulbs.
However, most gardeners prefer larger bulbs since they are high quality and have great flowers at the first year. Also you will have a bulb garden that will last for years.
Prepare the Soil
It is important your soil have good drainage in order for your bulbs to grow healthy. Make sure it is fertile and tilt.
If your soil has high clay content, then make sure you mix it with organic matter or compost. Whatever the size of your bulb garden is, it would be ideal to have a tilled and loose soil.
Positioning them Properly
It is important that your bulbs are flat at the bottom while pointy at the top part. As for the space, large bulbs such as Daffodil bulbs need at least 4-6 inches apart while tulips need 3-6 inches apart. On the other hand, small bulbs such as crocus bulb need to be two inches apart.
If you choose bulbs that vary in heights, then make sure to plant the taller ones at the back of your garden and the shorter ones at the front. It would bring more appeal if your bulbs are in clump position.
Cover it Up!
When you have positioned you bulbs correctly, then it is time to cover the roots with soil. Halfway on covering a bulb, add fertilizer and enough water. Make sure not to overdo it to avoid damaging your plants.
Then place the remainder of the soil and water it again. This is to settle the soil. Add mulch so the soil can retain moisture even in low temperature and also to prevent weeds.
With knowledge on growing bulbs, you can have a bulb garden until spring arrives. Just make sure to follow the tips above in order to enjoy the beauty of the flowering bulbs.
In a simple way, they bring beauty to your garden. They can even last for years depending on how much you take care of them.
Make sure to pay attention to the needs of your bulbs in order to have blooming flowers for the next season. Whether you just newly discovered your green thumb abilities or you are a gardening expert, bulb garden add interest to your garden.