As you can see, I'm laying down cardboard first. That will help to deter the grass and eventually break down and become part of the soil. The worms love the cardboard, so they'll come over and help to get things going as well. When the beds are put together, I'll fill with some good soil and compost and put them to bed for the winter. Next Spring, I'll be set to plant. Fall is certainly a good time to get projects like this done. I have time to do it at my own pace and not feel rushed. This winter I will be able to look out at my snow covered garden and feel that I'll be able to hit the ground running.
Sadly, it hardly made a dent in the amount of work that still needs to be done. Its going to be great though! Maybe someday I'll be able to grow the lion's share of my fruits and veggies. How cool is that?