Idiot Proof Spring Bloom

Spring flowering bulbs, such as crocus, daffodils, hyacinth, and tulips should be planted in when soil temperatures fall below 50°F. As long as the soil remains workable, it is feasible to continue planting bulbs even after the first frost.

Create a natural look in spring flower beds when planting bulbs in waves or masses. In place of a hand trowel use a shovel to dig holes or trenches. Establishing a new bed of bulbs, the soil should be loosened to about 4 inches below the bulb’s planting depth. Help insure proper drainage in clay soils by incorporating PrimeraFC soil conditioner and Max Mix landscapers mix with the soil.


Plant 50 bulbs in 5 minutes, so be sure to buy enough bulbs. Having prepared your beds to the proper planting depth, scatter bone meal liberally across the bottom. For colorful eye catching display, take big handfuls of bulbs and toss them onto your prepared bed. Leave the bulbs where they land and turn pointy side up. Fertilize with bone meal then firmly cover with amended soil around the bulbs leaving no air pockets. Water the bed at time of planting and occasionally thereafter until winter sets in. Top dress area with mulch when cold weather arrives.

Keep spring bulbs happy happy happy; apply Uncle’s Garden Food as sprouts first poke through the soil in spring. A second application is applied when the blossoms drop their petals. It’s important to leave foliage to mature for at least six weeks after blossom drop. The energy created from photosynthesis after blossom drop is vital for next year’s flower power.