Winter might be fast approaching, but it’s never too early to start thinking about springtime. The season of new beginnings may not be right around the corner, but you can begin preparing for it this fall. And perhaps the most notable feature of springtime is the blossoming of colorful flowers in gardens.
Even though you might not see these beautiful flowers in Topeka, KS make their appearance until after winter has melted away, the gorgeous buds that you see in the springtime begin their transformation long before March. Flowers such as tulips, daffodils and more require plenty of time in the ground to grow and develop strong roots that will promote blossoming in early spring. These flowers will need to be planted as bulbs in the fall, and there are plenty of tips and tricks that you can follow to ensure that you get all of your bulbs planted at the perfect time for a beautiful spring bloom.
Knowing when to plant
Planting your bulbs at the right time generally has more to do with weather conditions than it does with specific dates. The perfect time to plant bulbs is after the heat of summer subsides but prior to the first freeze of the winter. You can look at weather projections for your area to get a better idea about when you should plant, but the best time is usually in early November. Make sure to purchase bulbs just prior to planting to give them the best chance of growing and developing effectively. It’s also important that you get your bulbs from a nursery or garden center that offers high-quality plants and flowers.
How to plant
Make sure to select the location for your planting carefully. It’s important that the area you choose gets plenty of sun and has soil that is able to drain effectively. You should make sure that you plant plenty of bulbs, since it’s likely that not all of them will grow. Your bulbs should be planted in the ground at a depth that is about three times the width of the bulbs themselves. Once you’ve planted your bulbs, you can apply fertilizer and mulch. You should also make sure that you water your bulbs thoroughly to promote growth. You may also want to protect your bulbs with chicken wire if you have issues with squirrels or other rodents.
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