Bulbs are added to a landscape design to add splashes of color and because they can look adorable. If you have never used bulbs before, there are several effective ways that you can incorporate bulbs into your landscape design.

Choose the Right Type of Bulbs

Always choose bulbs that will thrive in your region. If you choose bulbs that are not meant to grow in your region, they will struggle to adapt to the different temperatures. In some rare cases, you may be able to make it work. But you'll have to make sure that the soil composition is perfect.

Tulips are one of the most well-known bulbs and should be planted if you want a classic look. The great thing about tulips is that they come in a variety of colors so you don't have to worry about your tulips not matching the rest of your garden.

One advantage of bulbs is that there are hundreds of options to choose from. If you want an early blooming garden, you will need to choose between daffodils and crocuses. They are both drought-resistant and will bloom early.

If you would like to add a lovely scent to your garden, plant hyacinths. These types of flowers can come in blue, pink, and purple. They also have lovely, distinct, round petals.

With bulbs, it's important to plant a variety of bulbs so that some species will sprout up later in the season. One bulb that will grow and introduce a little color to your landscape is a dahlia. 

Carefully Place the Bulbs

Bulbs often look the best when they are planted en masse. While they should be planted in clusters, the clusters should also appear natural and informal. If you make the clusters look too symmetrical, it will look strange. However, you should try to group bulbs together by color because this will create a greater visual impact. The smaller the bulbs, the more you should plant. For example, 50 snow crocuses would look great, but you would be better off with 12 tulips rather than 50.

If you only have a small space to work with, it's better to plant bulbs with a single color rather than using a variety of colors since this will have a greater impact. If you want bulbs in your yard, but you're having a hard time figuring out how to make them fit, and if you would like to refresh your landscape in general, contact a landscape design specialist.