Planting fall bulbs can be easy with the proper know-how. Create a vibrant, spring-blooming display of colorful flowers with our easy to follow steps.

Piles of flower bulbs ready for fall bulb planting

Fall is the perfect time to get your spring-blooming bulbs in the ground and we want to help you do it correctly!

We want to help you with your fall bulb planting with our tips and suggestions for how to do it correctly.

In this podcast (and on the page below), learn quick tips for planting your spring-blooming bulbs as well as tools and supplies you may need to get started and resources to help you begin your bulb-planting journey!

This episode is meant for any level of gardener who wants to learn bulb-planting tips and more.



Planting Fall Bulbs

There are lots of tasks to perform in the fall but planting spring-flowering bulbs should be at the top of your list! Spring-flowering bulbs can provide an explosion of color from mid to late winter and into spring.

Here are some quick general tips for planting any of your bulbs this fall:

  • Find a suitable location. Research the bulb’s climactic and sun needs.
  • Plant each bulb in the correct orientation. They do have a definite top and bottom. Look for the pointy tipped top and roots on the bottom.
  • Plant each bulb species at the correct depth. Larger bulbs like Daffodils or Tulips, along with smaller bulbs like Crocus or Grape Hyacinth, need to be planted at a depth of 2 to 3 times the bulb’s height and spaced 2-times the width of the bulb.
  • You could add some bulb fertilizer to your newly dug hole. This fertilizer is what we recommend for the task.
  • You can add a thin layer of mulch on top of your soil as part of the soil-planting depth or you could end up planting them too deep and you won’t see them next spring.
  • Be sure to plant bulbs 6-8 weeks before the ground freezes. It’s ok if the night temps are 40-50° for planting.


Popular bulbs to plant this fall are:



Bulb-Planting Tools and Supplies

There are so many ways to enhance your landscape with spring-blooming bulbs. Luckily, there are also several tools, supplies, and books that can help! Below we have gathered a few tools and supplies that we thought would be useful for you as you prepare to plant your garden bulbs this fall.

For example, this Tabor Tools 3-piece bulb planting tool set is perfect for your bulb planting tasks. This sturdy tool set includes a bulb planter, a dibber, and a transplanter. The premarked depths on the planter make it really easy to ensure the correct bulb-planting depth. Pick your 3-piece set today at the link below!


This tool set looks super handy for bulb planting, right?


Other Recommended Supplies: 


Bulb Planting Books

If you’re looking for further educational resources about all types of bulbs and other plants, these books below are great educational references!

The first book is one of our new eBooks which we’re so excited to show you! The two books below that can be found on Amazon at the links below.



Planting Garden Bulbs

Planting Garden Bulbs ebook


Don’t gamble on your bulb’s chance of survival. Learn to plant it right the first time!

This mini eBook is chock full of helpful tips and tricks combined with our time-tested garden maintenance experience from over 20+ years of professional landscape experience. If you want to find out more about the book, check out this page.



American Horticultural Society Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers

This is a great reference guide for tons of different perennial and annual plants from the American Horticultural Society.



Conclusion for Planting Bulbs

Fall-planted bulbs will enhance your landscape in so many ways. With all the beautiful colors, sizes, and varieties available, it has never been easier to fill your garden with exactly what you want.

With our quick bulb planting tips, tool suggestions, and books you should be all ready to plant your bulbs this fall!

Now we want to hear from you!

What questions do you have about planting any of your fall garden bulbs? Let us know by leaving a quick comment below. Thanks!




Check out our Fall Garden Task Series

For more information on various fall garden tasks, check out our 7-episode Fall Garden Tasks podcast series!! 

Our 7-episode, podcast series will outline 8 different garden tasks you should be doing this fall or should consider adding to your list. All of these garden maintenance tasks are crucial to the health of your garden.

The FALL GARDEN TASKS episodes are:

  1. Ep. 22: Introduction to the 8 Fall Garden Tasks and our own Fall Garden Bootcamp Challenge!
  2. Ep. 23: Fall Weeding Tips and Effortless Leaf Clean Up
  3. Ep. 24: Fall Garden Mulching and Lawn Maintenance
  4. Ep. 25: Fall Garden Pruning and Beneficial Leaf Clean Up
  5. Ep. 26: Fall Planting, Transplanting, and Fertilizing
  6. Ep. 27: Fall Equipment Maintenance
  7. Ep. 28: Fall Garden Task Series Wrap-Up and Next Steps



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Planting fall bulbs can be easy with the proper know-how. Create a vibrant, spring-blooming display of colorful flowers with our easy to follow steps.


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Today’s Topic: 

Fall Bulb Planting 

Learn how to plant your fall bulbs correctly now so you can enjoy them in the spring!


Show Notes

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What You’ll Learn:

  • Correct strategies for planting your fall bulbs.
  • Examples of bulbs you can plant in the fall.


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