2. Using the Right Soil
Using the right soil mix and nutrients is a crucial step in growing outstanding lilies. Look around your garden and select an area that receives good sunlight during the day. The bulbs prefer light, airy soil that makes it easy to spread their roots.
Drainage is one of the most important features of any flower bed, especially for those gardeners growing lilies. Well-drained soil allows air into the earth and helps the plants accelerate their growth. Flowerbeds that don’t drain well will end up drowning the bulbs before they start to shoot in the early summer. Bulbs lying in undrained soil may also rot at the roots and stunt growth while inviting pests to feed on your plants.
If you’re unsure of where to plant your bulbs, wait for a rainstorm. After the rain subsides, take a walk in your garden a few hours later and look for the area that dries out first – this is your new lily flowerbed.