The warm days of summer are drawing to a close, and it’s time to take care of those autumn landscaping chores to prepare for the winter ahead. One thing you don’t want to forget on your task list is planting bulbs for your beautiful spring flower gardens. If you’re wondering what to plant and how to plant it, here are a few ideas to keep in mind.
What Bulbs Should I Plant?
October is a great time to get your spring flower bulbs in the ground. If you already have bulb gardens planted, it is also a prime time to thin them out and start new patches. Here are some flowers you may want to consider.
● Tulips. This lovely flower is a favorite of gardeners around the world. Available in a wide array of bright, cheery colors, You’ll want some of these to liven up your gardens from March through May. Plant the bulbs at a depth of about six inches.
● Daffodils (narcissus). With their gorgeous yellow trumpets, these flowers are one of the sure signs of sunny days ahead. You can also find them in red, white, peach, and pink if yellow is too traditional for your tastes. Plant the bulbs at an eight-inch depth for best results.
● Iris. These beauties that bloom from April through June are among the most elegant varieties of bulb flowers. Deep, beautiful blues are all-time favorites, but they also come in brown, red, yellow, and white varieties. Plant the bulbs at four inches.
Bumgardner’s Is Here to Help
These are just a few of the many types of bulbs you can plant in the fall. Don’t forget to use bulb fertilizer and compost or bulb planting mix to ensure proper drainage. If you need help with any of your autumn landscaping jobs, call the pros at Bumgardner’s Landscape at (541) 826-7713.