Answer: Your new garden is going to be delightful when it begins to bloom! Planting in raised beds is helpful if your soil is heavy and doesn't drain well because you can amend the soil in your raised bed with all kinds of organic matter prior to planting. I'd spread a 3-4" layer of compost, aged-manure or shredded leaves over the top of the bed and dig it in to a depth of 6-8" then plant the bulbs. After planting you can spread another 2-3" layer of organic matter over the top of the bed. This mulch material will help suppress weeds, slow moisture evaporation and stop soil erosion over the winter months.
Best wishes with your new bulb garden!
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