Yes, you could go through all of that but it's not necessary since tulip bulbs can coexist very well with annual plants. The only exception would be if you plan on intensive vegetable production in the bed. Once your bulbs finish their spring show, summer blooming annuals take over. Find out from your state's chapter of The New England Wildflower Society which annual, or even perennial, plants will coexist with spring-blooming bulbs. Native plants will use far fewer resources, not the least of which is your time, and will give a more natural appearance to your landscape.