One of my favorite Fall activities is planning for the Spring. Right before Thanksgiving, my family and I plant tulips. When April showers brings May flowers, that first sign of plant life is right outside our front door. After a long Winter, you will be pleased with how a quick task brought you and yours such happy results.
How To Plant Tulip Bulbs
- First select what type of fall bulb you would like to plant. There are many different shapes and colors to choose from. As for me, I like to stick to one color. I prefer a concentration color look. My rule of thumb, is you should plant before Thanksgiving before the ground freezes depending on where you live. In warmer climates you can wait until the middle of December.
- Follow the spacing direction on the bulbs packaging. You will want to place them closer, but when they do grow, they need a little room to breathe and they will look much better.
- In the area that you want to plant, cultivate the soil at least 3-4 inches deep and add some fresh mushroom compost. This will energize the bulbs when the temps warm up.
- Use a bulb planter, to dig the holes and drop your bulbs in the hole and cover with dirt.
- Once they are all planted, sprinkle a little rodent repellant over the soil like Repels All or Shake Away and cover all that with some cedar mulch. This is an important step, otherwise, the squirrels will find the bulbs and dig them up.
After that, you wait, and wait, and wait for spring to come. When you finally see those first shoots of life sprouting up from the ground you will know Spring is here.
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