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Planting bulbs in a lawn


By Bobo

London, United Kingdom Gb

I'd like to plant some bulbs in my lawn for next Spring but I also want the lawn to be "grass-only" next summer. Is it possible to do this? Will there be any leaves or stem left above the grass or will the plant disappear completely? Thanks



dead head them when they finishe flowering and then leave the leaves for about 4-6 weeks, so the bulb forms new flowers for next year, then cut as normal. It might be better to plant in definite areas rather than the whole grass so you can keep most of the grass nice.

4 Sep, 2010


yes it is possible the leaves will die down on their own .wait till they go yellow .then cut as normal with your mower.

4 Sep, 2010


I was thinking about doing that with my grass, with crocuses ... like you see in public gardens.

4 Sep, 2010


Crocus is probably the best bulb for growing in lawns as they flower and die down quite early in the season. Even so, the leaves may still be present at the time for your first mowing so try to leave them until they have gone over. Why not try a bulb planting in a small, contained area of your lawn this time ( get planting now) to see just what happens then expand it in future years. A mature crocus lawn is a thing to be marvelled at.

4 Sep, 2010


Thanks for all your useful advice everyone!

5 Sep, 2010

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