Setting up the Beds – Dig and turn the top part of soil, let’s say about 8-9 inches. Pile the dirt into a stack with the greatest point in the middle to supply drainage. Set some bricks or stones around the sides of the bed to keep the soil in spot and let water drainage. Make certain there are no very low patches that could let water form pools.
Choice of Soil – Tulips like a well drained lush and rich soil. Enhance the soil composition with Canadian peat moss. Mix 2 pounds of Canadian peat moss into every square yard of garden region. Weighty or clay soil needs the inclusion of sand to increase drainage. Tulips simply cannot stand still water.
Planting Time – Spring-flowering bulbs like tulips and daffodils ought to be planted in the fall or early winter in order to bloom in spring as they require a long period of cool temperatures to ignite the biochemical process that leads to them to flower. Planting tulips too early or tool late in the fall is not a good idea. Try to plant before the first tough frost, perhaps in the middle of October.
Planting – Dig separate holes, or a trench 6 to 8 inches deep. Add one tablespoon of bone food to each bulb’s hole. Set bulbs in the soil pointed side up and about 4 to 5 inches separated. Cover bulbs with soil carefully. When done, water the beds until the soil is adequately moist to help root development. Cover up the beds using 1 inch mulch of bean straw to safeguard the soil and maintain humidity. Be sure to plant bulbs in an area that the soil drains effectively so that your bulbs aren’t laying in water which could cause them to rot, but do water freshly rooted bulbs to help those roots progress.
Watering – The tulip bed wants watering after planting in the fall, at the beginning of spring before blooming, and right after blooming. Tulip beds require further watering in the course of long dry periods in the winter with no rain or snow. Once the tulips bloom, keep the beds watered to avoid surface soil cracking. Also, tulips do not like overly rich soil.