Preparation is key! Especially when it comes to annual color. Annual flowers need a certain type of soil to thrive. They really need a finer soil that provides good drainage with some type of filler to keep it from clumping. Mounding the soil is super important as well. This is really going to help with drainage. Also, make sure you know what type of flowers you’re choosing and what specific needs they have; some enjoy full sun, while others prefer some shade. Just a few things to keep in mind when you’re adding to your beds!