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Planting Fall Bulbs

How to Plant Fall Bulbs:
  • Decide where to plant. Most spring-flowering bulbs need full sun in colder climates, and light shade in hotter areas. Under trees, in a lawn or a perennial bed – someplace where they won’t be accidentally dug up – is best.
  • Plant using a spade or bulb planter in well-drained soil to the depth indicated on the package.
  • Sprinkle a little bulb fertilizer in a hole before placing the bulb in.
  • Water after planting.
  • In colder areas, mulch the bulbs with straw, shredded leaves, or finely ground bark mulch one month after planting.