How to Plant Bulbs in Grass

Create a natural-looking display of bulbs in your lawn by adapting your planting technique to the size of the bulbs.

bulbs bloom

bulbs bloom

bulbs bloom

Step 1: Small Bulbs

Cut Back Sod

Cut Back Sod

To plant small bulbs in the grass, cut an H-shape in the sod and fold back the flaps. Place bulbs randomly, growing point upward then fold back the sod and firm.

©2008, Dorling Kindersley Limited

2008, Dorling Kindersley Limited

To plant small bulbs, cut an H-shaped cut in the sod and fold back the flaps. If necessary, dig out the soil to the recommended depth for the bulb type. Place bulbs randomly, growing point upward. Replace the soil, then fold back the sod and firm.

Step 2: Large Bulbs

Scatter Bulbs on Grass

Scatter Bulbs on Grass

To plant large bulbs in the grass, scatter them randomly over the ground. Use a bulb planter to make a hole then place the bulb inside. Fill the hole with the soil from the bottom of the core and replace the turf.

©2008, Dorling Kindersley Limited

2008, Dorling Kindersley Limited

To plant large bulbs in grass, start by scattering the bulbs randomly over the ground. Use a bulb planter to make a hole, then place the bulb inside. Fill in the hole with soil from the bottom of the core, then replace the circle of turf, firming in gently.

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