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Thursday, May 14th

Landscaping is our Middle Name

Like people, properties can sometimes need a make-over. Impress your neighbors…
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Friday, May 2nd

It's Time to Begin Preparing Your Plants for Summer

We've made it through winter (nearly) and your plants are excited to get out in the sunshine…
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Thursday, May 1st

Join us for our latest Sales

Visit our garden center to stock up on beautiful flowers to make your garden area your special…
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Caring for Your Bulbs

For you to have a healthy garden, there are a few measures that must be taken to make sure this happens. Watering and making sure there is a way of removing excess water from the plants is essential, as is pruning dead leaves, but what about your little plants earlier on in their life; how are you to care for the plant’s bulb? Here are some tips to follow to help you care for those bulbs in your garden.

Caring for Your Bulbs

Water the Bulbs — After planting the bulbs, make sure to water them immediately. Doing this helps the plant start to develop roots and help settle the soil around the bulb, which will help prevent air pockets from forming around the bulb.

Remember, these are new bulbs, and therefore they need to be soaked down to the roots thoroughly. Make sure to add around an inch of water every week after the bulb starts to flower. Also, make sure to know that if the bulb is shallowly planted, over-watering will lead to rot.

Caring for Your Bulbs

Remove Foliage — As the bud grows you may find additional foliage trying to develop around it, such as grass and weeds, this will lead to malnourishment of the bulb, and hinder its growth. Make sure to remove the foliage after it has dried and withered.

Show Some Support — You may have some summer bulbs that produce weak stems that may not be able to support themselves. Stem support is achievable by putting a ring around the stem and a stake.

Mulch It — Make sure to lay a layer of mulch on top of the flower bed to ensure moisture is held inside of it and keeps the soil nice and cool during the summer heat.

Keep an Eye on their Health — Make sure to monitor them for any signs of disease, or insect infestations. This will include checking for discoloration, mold, and even looking within the soil for any potential larvae growth.

Green Thumb Wi

At Green Thumb, we have worked to be elite landscapers and some of the most trustworthy garden center operators in Wisconsin. If you have any questions about the role that bees play in our environment or want to know more about how they can directly impact the livelihood of your personal garden, feel free to give us a call! Call at (715) 832-4553!