Fall Bulb Planting
When it comes to landscaping, knowing when to plant is critical. Though they won’t bring immediate gratification, planting bulbs in the fall will bring beautiful blooming color come daff smaller next spring. It’s definitely one of those cases where your patience will be greatly rewarded.
Some of the bulbs that must be planted in the fall to produce these Georgia favorites include Bluebell, Crocus, Daffodil, Grape Hyacinth, Iris, Ornamental Onion, Star of Bethlehem and Tulips.
The process for planting bulbs isn’t super technical and your chances for success are pretty good if you follow a few general guidelines. The good news is, with a little supervision, kids can have fun with this too.
- Choose areas that receive lots of sun and are well-drained
- Purchase more bulbs than you think you’ll need and plant generously. It’s a given that despite your best efforts, some bulbs will not sprout
- The guideline for digging holes for your bulbs should be depth equals 3 times the width of the bulb
- Apply fertilizer and water right after planting to give the bulbs a healthy start
- Mulch will help keep weeds out and help the ground retain needed moisture