My spring flowering bulbs have finished blooming. Anything I should do for them at this stage?
As the spring flowering bulbs flowers begin to fade, if you have time, feel free to deadhead those spent flowers, but leave that foliage alone! For daffodils, just leave them be. If you haven’t fed your bulbs this spring (best to feed before they flower or in the fall) feel free to feed now as well (Espoma’s Bulb Tone), but leave their foliage alone. If a few weeks are popping up where they’re growing, hand weed, spot treat with Roundup if you can, even apply Preen to help stop weed seeds from growing, but leave the bulb’s foliage alone. By the way, did I mention leaving the bulb’s It’s best to let them stay green and grow as long as you canJfoliage alone? (grow until they begin to turn yellow), for new flowers to appear next year. They need a minimum of 6 weeks or more of just good green foliage after they flower, before you can consider cutting them back. And by all means, do not braid their foliage or bend them over and rubber band them together. Over time, these non-recommended practices will take their toll on the bulbs flowering abilities. By the way, once the foliage has yellowed, that’s the perfect time to dig, divide and transplant those spring bulbs if needed.