Nothing says spring better than blooming Tulips, Crocus and Daffodils! These long-lived bulbs can potentially bloom for years but to assure this, the best thing you can do for them is feed them every year right after they bloom. Using a fertilizer like Espoma Bulb-tone will give them a boost for next year’s flower production and general plant health. The 3-5-3 Nitrogen-Phosphorous-Potassium ratio is exactly what bulbs need as it provides a complete feeding. Apply this at a rate of 4 lbs. per 60 square feet. You can also use Roots Healthy Start 3-4-3 which is a good choice too, especially for the bigger bulb plantings.
Remember, the leaves on flowering bulbs produce food that keep bulbs well fed throughout the winter. Cut back the leaves only after they begin yellowing or showing signs of decay. For Tulips and Daffodils, this can happen as late as June or July. So as you begin to stock up on fertilizers for your lawns, remember to also pick up some Bulb-tone!