One of the most common mistakes with planting bulbs is not putting them deep into the soil enough and then they can get dug up or eaten by squirrels.
Bulb planters have a long handle, much like a spade, and at the end is the corer which you can work into the soil and remove a neat core of soil without difficulty. In addition, the long handle will also remove any risk of back strain.
Remember, the general rule of thumb is that the bulb wants to be at a depth three times its length. So, if you’re dealing with a bulb of 2 inches in size, you plant it 6 inches under the ground.
Not only does it keep the bulbs protected under the soil over winter but securing them at their required depth will ensure that they don’t appear blind, without any flowers, next year.