'bulbs' sprinkled throughout yard
I put bulbs in quotations, because I know there is a basic difference between corms, tubers, and bulbs, but for my post I'm including plants that may not be bulbs strictly speaking.
I'm working on helping my parents slowly landscape their backyard. I have no yard of my own or I'd save this particular project for my personal space. It may be a pipe dream anyway.
What I'd like to do is sprinkle many different bulb plants, meadow style, throughout their lawn. They have St. Augustine. My dad's concern is mowing. I think crocus would be OK because they probably won't come up until after he's done with frequent mowings for the year. But I'd really like to mix in several different types of plants that will overlap in blooming schedules. And as much as I love tulips, I don't want the work of digging up and replanting every year, so the bulbs will need to be perennials that will naturalize or whatever the term is.
Any suggestions on how to go about this? Or should I give up? I did plant some daylillies today under their pecan tree. Oh, and they have several large clumps of pink sorrel throughout the yard that my dad just mows around, so maybe dense clumps are an option for plants that grow during mowing season??