We have been graced with above average temperatures so far this season, and as a Landscape Design & Build Firm, we aren’t complaining! Not only does this warmer weather allow us more time to create and construct amazing backyard transformations for our clients, but it also extends the time frame we all have to tend to our landscape and to plant our spring bulbs for the early season bloom! Right not is the ideal time to plant your spring bulbs, before the ground freezes.
Have you ever wondered why mid-to-late fall is the recommended time to plant your spring bulbs? Spring flowering bulbs such as daffodils, crocuses and tulips need an adequate amount of cool temperatures to get their chemical processes jump started, which will cause them to flower in the early spring. Planting these bulbs before the ground freezes is very important. These bulbs need time to start their growth cycle and to establish strong roots before the temperatures dip too low.
When planting your spring bulbs, remember these little tips, and you will guarantee successful spring sprouts:
Now that you have read these helpful hints, the questions is now, what planting design method should you use? If you plant one bulb alone or plant several bulbs in a singular row, they won’t have an impressionable presence once they mature. These bulbs will look lonely and out of place. Plant your bulbs in clusters, this will give the greatest spring impact. If you would like a more natural look, toss the bulbs on the ground and plant them where they land. It is ok to plant the bulbs close to each other, it will give the effect of organic placement.
One more helpful hint to make sure your beautiful bounty takes root, protect them from nature’s pests! It is almost like squirrels, voles and chipmunks have bulb-dar (bulb radar), they can tell where these bulbs are without hesitation, dig them up and take them home for supper!
So there you have it, the when and the how to plant spring bulbs in your landscape. If you would like more guidance with your landscape and are ready to transform your outdoor living space into the backyard you have always dreamed of, reach out to MasterPLAN. MasterPLAN Landscape Design has the experience and vision to design your backyard with you and your family in mind, incorporating all of your wish list items in a beautiful and functional way! Let us show you the full potential for your outdoor living space!
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