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Neat & Structured
- Use a lawn edging tool / spade to cut an ‘H’ shape into the turf.
- Push the spade under the turf, cutting the grass roots, easing back a layer of turf.
- Fork over the soil to break it up. Then spread the bulbs over the surface of the soil, keeping them spread apart. Plant the crocus corms pointed end up.
- Push the bulbs down firmly. Then fold back the two flaps of soil to cover the bulbs
- Walk over the turf to firm it down, making sure its level with the rest of the lawn. Water the area afterwards.
Random & Natural
- Scatter handfuls of crocus bulbs randomly over the surface of the lawn.
- Pick up each bulb and use a planter to remove the turf and soil (about 5-7.5cm deep).
- Drop the bulb into the hole, keeping the bulb pointing upwards.
- Replace the soil and turf, firmly into a position over the bulb.
- Tread down, and water well, being careful not to over water the area.
What To Do After Flowering?
- Let the bulbs complete their growing cycle before cutting the grass.
- Leave the foliage to grow for about 6-8 weeks after flowering. This allows the bulbs time to build up resources to bloom again next year.
- As the grass will grow quite long, if you need to cut the grass, mow carefully around the clumps of foliage. Avoid damaging the foliage at all times.
- If you want the crocus to set seed, you’ll have to wait for the seeds to ripen and fall before mowing the grass.