6 Hardy Spring Plants

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The snow is melting, the temperature is rising, and you have spring fever. The only problem? Your landscaping still looks as drab and desolate as winter. Don’t worry if your yard has yet to join in on the spring season. All it needs is a little color to bring it to life. And what better way to add color than to plant some of these favorite spring flowers:

Good news for Coloradans facing unpredictable weather! Primrose is hardy and adaptable, making it easy to maintain. This spring flower comes in a variety of colors and usually lasts throughout the summer months. Plant them 6-12 inches apart and 4-6 inches deep in lightly shaded areas with soil. Water after planting and continue to water about once a week during the summer.

These yellow flowers add a splash of sunshine to your yard! Daffodil bulbs should be planted in September or October with the bulb’s fatter end towards the bottom. If using sandy soil, they should be placed deeper, and if using clay-like soil, they should be planted more shallowly. Be sure to water thoroughly after planting.

A classic in every spring landscape, tulips come in nearly every color and come back year after year. Bulbs should be planted during the fall, preferably in a sunny spot and in dry soil. Be sure the bulbs are covered with a layer of soil that measures twice the height of the bulb, and pick a ground location that has good drainage. Then dust your hands off and wait for spring to see these beauties bloom!

Crocus bulbs, which come in primarily lavender, yellow, and white, must also be planted in the fall so that they will bloom in early spring. This resilient flower grows best in gritty, well-drained soil, or even a rock garden. Crocus plants also benefit from 5-10-5 fertilizer and should be planted approximately five inches deep.

Not only do geraniums flourish outdoors, but they are also an indoor plant so you can bring a little spring into your home as well. If planted indoors, be sure to give geraniums plenty of light and keep them at a temperature of 65-70 degrees. If planted outdoors, place them in a location that receives a lot of light as well, and wait until the unpredictable spring frosts have passed. Once they are planted, water at least once a week and fertilize with 5-10-5 fertilizer every 4-6 weeks.

As you may have guessed from their name, snowdrop flower bulbs thrive best through cold winters. Blooming in early spring, snowdrops should be planted during early fall in well-drained soil in shady areas. After planting the bulbs, cover them with only a couple inches of soil, and be sure to add 5-10-5 fertilizer.

Now all that’s left to do is get your landscape ready for the new season! With less than 15 days until spring, call us to schedule an appointment and we’ll make sure you and your lawn are cared for.

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