Daffodil flower stalks should be cut after flowering, while all foliage should be left until it dies. Leaving the foliage on the plant nourishes the bulbs for the next growing season.

Until the foliage turns brown and dry, it can be twisted or braided. The entwined foliage can be hidden and tucked around annuals, bushes or perennials. This keeps the garden looking tidy while waiting for the daffodil foliage to die completely, which can take many weeks. After all of the foliage has died and has been cleared away, a layer of compost should be added to the garden. This provides additional fertilizer to ensure that the daffodils bloom the following year.