Gardening Project This Fall: Learn How To Plant Spring Bulbs Outdoors With Miracle-Gro
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What is in your garden calendar this Fall? There are lots of Mums and Pansies displayed in the Garden center these days which reminds me that I can Find beauty in the Fall when I can buy a pot of them and place it infront of our porch. I could add a pumpkin or little gourds beside it when the picking season begins. One of the things you can do on your Fall gardening is to plant bulbs that will bloom on Spring next year. This is what I am going to do before this month ends. I have a steep and small garden infront of our house. I noticed that my tulips didn’t have a lot of blooms this year. It could be that some critter took advantage of them or it has been a while that I might have missed feeding the bulbs with plant food. I read an article in Scotts online that our area belongs to Zone 5 where it is advisable to plant Spring bulbs between late September to Early October. That proves that I am right in my estimation that I can plant the bulbs in that particular week this Fall. I fell in love with this picture I found in Pinterest where Tulips & Hyacinth were planted together.
I like the scent of hyacinth and I think it looks pretty to combine it with Tulips in one spot, don’t you think? I chose the project of planting Spring bulbs this Fall because it is simple and easy to do, and the results will be a happy and beautiful flower garden in next year’s Spring. Here’s how you can plant Spring bulbs outdoors this Fall:
- Prepare your Spring bulbs (Tulips, Hyacinth, Crocus, Dafodils). Make sure their skin are attached to the bulb, don’t peel the healthy looking skin.
- Dig a hole. The rule of thumb is to plant bulbs three times their size under the ground.
- Sprinkle some native soil or potting mix to the bottom of the hole (about 1 inch) and some bulb food on top.
- Arrange the bulbs. Make sure the bottom (with roots) of the bulb is pointing down. Make sure the space between them is 1 inch apart.
- Mix your potting soil with your native ground soil. I usually use Miracle-gro potting mix like 70& potting soil and 30% native soil together. You can also just pour potting soil on top of the bulbs until ground level. It’s up to you.
- Sprinkle water on the spot where you planted the bulbs.
Now you can sit and relax and wait for next year’s Spring beauty in your lawn or garden. Don’t forget to check out Miracle-Gro Facebook page for your Garden inspirations this Fall. They got plenty of creative ideas there so don’t forget to like them.