I like to clear first and buy second (in a perfect world). My world hasn't been perfect for quite some time...
Right now I have 300 daylily seedlings that I plan to plant in June (they are in the house now). A couple days ago we put down a tarp to kill the grass. I'm sure it won't kill it but there is too much other stuff in the garden that is calling, so it will have to do for now. I'm sure this new seedling bed will be a nightmare in the years to come.
Thanks, Valerie. I've never had a front border that wasn't a pot-less ghetto. Always filled with plants waiting to go to family, Lowes dead or dying rack plants, single fans I think need special attention, etc. Thought it might be time to have a cohesive, pretty border. I will share pictures.
Thanks, Mike. We had actually thought of Rototilling the area, just too many rocks. I think I'm cured now from expanding. No way am I ever manually removing sod from clay soil again. Ever. A seedling bed (fenced) is the next project. Going to try to do that one by the lasagna method. Hope it works.