Posted by Newt on October 20, 2002 at 11:50:18:
In Reply to: Planting tulips and daffodils in lawn areas posted by bulbplanter on October 20, 2002 at 11:30:10:
: Is there a way I can plant bulbs in the lawn for a spring surprise? Will they come up through the grass?
Yes you can plant them in the lawn, BUT, and it's a big BUT... the leaves need to die down naturally and shouldn't be removed until they yellow. That means that you won't be able to mow your lawn until sometime in June. If you do mow before the leaves yellow, you will be cutting off the food needed for next years blooms.
My suggestion would be to plant very early blooming bulbs in the lawn so that the foilage has already died down before you need to mow. Squill is beautiful naturalized in a lawn. Another that comes to mind would be crocus, especially the early blooming types.
If you need more suggestions, just let me know.