Your Guide to Tulip Care and Maintenance

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These tips will help you choose the best bulbs to care for and maintain your gorgeous tulips throughout the season.

Soil Conditions Tulips prefer well-drained soil, so if your garden bed soil is heavy or clay-like, amend it or choose more adaptable tulip varieties.

Watering Tulips Tulips must be kept moist, especially during their active growth phase in the spring, but they should not be waterlogged.

Fertilizing Tulips can benefit from fertilization, but the timing and type of fertilizer used are essential to ensure healthy growth without encouraging excessive foliage at the expense of blooms.

Deadheading and Pruning Deadheading involves removing the spent flower heads as soon as they begin to fade and before they set seeds.

Disease and Pest Management To prevent fungal diseases, practice good garden hygiene by removing debris and fallen leaves, which can harbor fungi.

Harvesting Tulips After selecting the tulips for my flower arrangement, I harvest the tulips with the bulbs attached - this leaves the length of the stem longer.

Cutting the Stems Cut the tulip stems by snipping at or just above the bulb’s base. Remember to allow for additional height as they grow a few inches after being cut.

Follow the proper steps and processes when caring for your tulips to grow beautiful blooms! For more tips on growing tulips, visit the blog.

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