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Two years ago, my yard man’s assistant accidently mowed down my daffodils (there are a couple hundred of them and he thought they were tall grass). Predictably, they didn’t bloom the next year. But this year, they didn’t bloom either. Is there some sort of fertilizer boost I can give them?

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  1. I'm sure your heart must have sunk into your stomach! As you may already know, cutting or mowing down daffodil leaves before the flower blooms and foliage subsequently dies back weakens the bulbs to the point where they will not flower and will eventually die out. Try using a 10-10-20 fertilizer or something close to that ratio. You might also take a small section and divide the plants after the leaves die back and the replant. Good luck and hope you're swimming in blooming daffodils next season.

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