For many landscapers, planning the layout of the plantings in parks, verges, green strips and other locations is one of their most important activities. The role of flower bulbs is not always included in this planning – even though it’s so simple!

Towards the end of the dark winter months, people start longing more and more for the sight of fresh new buds and other signs of spring. And it’s the early-flowering bulbs that usually satisfy this longing. Seeing dense clusters of crocuses and daffodils blooming in the verges on their way to work or a big container full of hyacinths at the shopping mall or bus stop gives people a real lift.

Having flower bulbs in your plantings is simply a question of planning, just like all the other elements that go into landscape planning. For a successful spring, follow these steps.