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Flower Bulbs that Spread for a Colorful Lawn!

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Many people plant flower bulbs in neat garden plots and around the bases of trees or bushes. This gives a formal, orderly appearance to the yard. Others like to make a more natural look by planting flower bulbs right in their lawn. Before the first lawn mowing of the season, you will have a bright and colorful lawn filled with flowers. Over time, these bulbs will grow multiply, increasing the area of your yard covered with flowers. This is called naturalizing, and some bulb plants are better at it than others.

Flower Bulbs that Spread for a Colorful

Many people plant flower bulbs in neat garden plots and around the bases of trees or bushes. This gives a formal, orderly appearance to the yard. Others like to make a more natural look by planting flower bulbs right in their lawn. Before the first lawn mowing of the season, you will have a bright and colorful lawn filled with flowers. Over time, these bulbs will grow multiply, increasing the area of your yard covered with flowers. This is called naturalizing, and some bulb plants are better at it than others.

Flower Bulb for the Lawn – Daffodil

All of the daffodil and narcissus flower bulb varieties are great for naturalizing in your lawn. Pick early flowering varieties so you can mow your lawn when needed. Daffodils have long leaves and beautiful cup and saucer flowers on strong stalks. They come in yellows, white, peach and pink varieties. In general, the smaller varieties seem to spread more readily than the large hybrids.

Flower Bulb for the Lawn – Grape Hyacinth

Muscari, or the grape hyacinth, is a low growing flower bulb with spiky green leaves and small, cone shaped flower clusters on stalks. The flowers range from bright blue to pale lavender and even white, and are quite striking in your lawn and gardens. This flower bulb variety spreads rapidly and forms tight clumps. Clumps can be lifted and separated or left to spread naturally.

Flower Bulb for the Lawn – Crocus

Crocus is a very popular flower bulb that blooms in the early spring. There are both regular and dwarf varieties, but they are all low growing, none reaching more than 6 inches tall. These flower bulbs have spiky, grass-like leaves and cup shapes flowers in yellow, white and purple. Crocus thrive in both full sun and partial shade.

Flower Bulb for the Lawn – Galanthus or Snowdrop

Snowdrops are one of the earliest blooming flower bulbs, often poking their sweet white heads out of late winter or early spring snow. They spread rapidly and will cover your lawn with a blanket of dark green leaves and small white flowers.

Flower Bulb for the Lawn – Anemone

Anemones come in a wide variety of colors and flower styles. They can grow anywhere from 5 inches to 1 foot tall with low bushy leaves and colorful flowers on short stalks. For your colorful lawn, it is wise to choose an anemone flower bulb variety that blooms in early spring. That way, the flowers will be spent by the time you have to mow the grass. Anemones spread readily and will form carpets of flowers.

Planting flower bulbs in your lawn will give you a springtime burst of color that is natural and beautiful. By the time the flowers die off, your lawn will be ready for its first mowing. By picking flower bulbs that spread naturally and need no digging or separating, you will have a colorful lawn every spring with virtually no maintenance.


Copyright © 2016 Melanie Marten

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