3 Step Daffodil Care and Maintenance
Daffodils are one of Spring’s first flowers to bloom. They bring a burst of life and color to desolate winter flowerbeds. If you have daffodils in your garden, you should follow these simple steps to get the best blooms for years to come.
- Deadhead daffodils
- Tie green leaves
- Cut yellowing leaves
Deadheading is a common gardening practice. To deadhead
After you have deadheaded all of your daffodils, you should also use their own leaves to tie them. Simply pull a clump of leaves together, separate 3-5 leaves from the bunch, and fold the bunch over in half. Now use the separated leaves to secure the bunch. Tying daffodils keeps your garden looking tidy and prevents the leaves from lying on other plants. When caring for daffodils, you should tie the leaves instead of cutting them so that the daffodils can continue to harvest light from the sun.
About 8 weeks later, or when you notice the bunches of daffodil leaves yellowing, you should remove the leaves at the base with hand pruners. Once the leaves have started to yellow and wither, the daffodil has run its life cycle for the year. Removing the leaves will prevent mold and pests from collecting in your garden.
Follow these three easy steps to care for your daffodils, and your flowers will return larger and more plentiful year after year. If you are still apprehensive about gardening, we will be posting a youtube video that shows the whole process for daffodil care and maintenance.