Dig an empty bed?
I have big plans for the side of my house, but budgets are tight. I did order some Clematis to start a very long stretch of garden out. My question is should I dig up the whole bed and leave it mostly dormant, or dig it out as I get plants? I have a few others to transplant, but not enough to fill up the 60ft stretch. I assume (newbie) that working in some organic matter and leaving it will help the soil when I do plant. I just don't know if I should leave the soil bare. The astetics of this also seem off putting. lol I know I cannot afford proper boardering and mulch for 60 ft this year. I could however, afford the peat moss/compost. And has anyone rented a sod cutter? Cost, ease of use? Thanks, I really need to figure this out as the plants are on the way. (silly newbies)