Planting Fall Bulbs

Fall Bulbs
Achieving amazing spring colour could not be any easier than simply Dig. Drop. Done! Here are some helpful tips for planting fall bulbs such as Tulips, Crocus, Daffodil and Hyacinth.
planting fall bulbs

Planting Tips

  • Bulbs should be planted as weather cools in fall, and provided with enough time to root. For best success plant bulbs any time from September to mid October.
  • All bulbs prefer a sunny location. It is okay to plant beneath deciduous trees, as they will not yet be leafed out in spring and there should be enough sunlight (6 hours direct) for the bulbs to grow.
  • Bulbs will require a well drained soil, amend any heavy clay soil with bulk compost, peat moss or a bagged compost such as sea soil.
  • Bulbs may be planted alone, though groupings (i.e. 5 or 7) will create an attractive and natural effect. Dig a large hole to the required depth; bulbs should be planted twice as deep as the height of the bulb (package instructions will note planting depth). Place a handful of Bone Meal into the planting hole, then place bulbs as a group into the hole. Bulbs should not be touching each other. Fill hole with soil, gently tamp and water well.
After blooming, you will need to allow the foliage to die back completely (do not cut back, as foliage sends energy reserves to the bulbs). When the leaves are completely brown and wilted, you may tug on the stems gently until they come loose. To hide withering foliage, plant bulbs amongst groundcover perennials such as catmint, lady’s mantle, hostas etc. The perennial foliage will fill in and hide bulb foliage as it is withering.