i'm branching out from just mowing lawns and am now doing a little bit of landscaping. I've got a mulching/planting job coming up, and i've got a question. Is it best to plant pansies first before the area gets mulched, or should you mulch first, then plant the pansies. If you plant first, it seems it would be annoying to work around delicate flowers when spreading the mulch, but if you plant second, it seems like when digging the hole for the plant you would bring up on top of the mulch the unpleasant-looking underlying dirt layer. Which way is it supposed to be done?