How do You Use a Bulb Auger

If you want to plant bulbs the easy way, you might ask how do you use a bulb auger? 

Using a bulb auger is so simple, you’ll wonder why you never used one before!  Read on to learn about how to use a bulb auger. 

how do you use a bulb auger

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How do You use a Bulb Auger 

Bulb augers are like miniature post hole augers.  The best garden augers are long enough and wide enough that you can easily drop your bulb into the drilled hole and quickly move onto the next.  Plant augers make your bulb planting a breeze.  You save time and energy, able to get more work done in the garden thanks to how easy they are to use. 

How do You use a Bulb Drill? 

Let’s explain how to use a garden auger or bulb auger (same thing).    First, make sure that you buy a drill bit that is long enough to plant all your bulbs to the proper depth. 

Grab your cordless drill and your gardening gloves (knee pads too if you’ve got them).  Now, take your bulb auger drill bit and place the connector into your drill bit attachment in your drill and tighten it.  Double check that the bulb auger drill bit is tight inside your drill. 

Mark off where you want to plant your bulbs, usually a few inches apart, depending on the type of bulbs.  I use my bulbs to mark off the spots I want to drill.  Then place your bulb auger drill on the soil at 90 degrees and pull the trigger on your drill while gently pressing your drill downwards to drill the hole. 

Once the hole is deep enough for your type of bulb, you stop drilling.  Pull your bulb auger out of the hole and move the soil over to the side that came out with it.  You will use this to fill the hole back up on top of your bulb. 

Place your bulb gently in the hole and push the dirt back over top. 

Repeat this until all your bulbs are planted, give them some water, and wait until spring! 

How do You Plant Tulip Bulbs with an Auger? 

All bulbs are planted in the same way that we described above.  Tulips are typically planted 2 to 3 inches apart to have a full looking tulip garden or 4 to 6 inches apart for a more spaced out garden look.  They should be about 5 inches deep. 


Preparing for a beautiful spring garden full of flowers starts in the fall, with planting bulbs.  Plant bulbs the easy way with the best bulb auger you can buy.  Everyone will love your amazing garden.