It has been about a month since my last post and the garden bed is finally all cleared out of weeds.
The next step was to lay down cardboard and wet it. This will kill any weed seed left in the ground and prevent future weeds from growing.
After I wet the cardboard, I laid down some old horse manure, followed by some dirt and then am letting it sit until I plant in May. My hope is that the horse manure will decompose more in the hot sun, helping the ground to become for fertile. When it comes time to plant, I will also lay out a layer of top soil.