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For those of you comfortable using Roundup, this video shows what to do to prepare your soil for planting. Roundup is a growth hormone that keeps plants from storing energy so it has to use up its stores of reserves, starving itself to death roots and all. Microbes eat it in the soil so there isn't a residual and new plants do not absorb it. Roundup is only absorbed by plants when you spray plant leaves. Using it means a hell of a lot less work in bed preparation. Roundup does not prevent weeds from growing back, that's what mulch of some sort does.
If you don't want to use Roundup, you better start weeding now, it is one of the most time consuming issues for homeowners and nursery owners.