It was ridiculously hot, hard work (for me, anyway), and a week later, you couldn't even tell that I'd done anything.
I really don't have the time or the inclination to hoe out the garden every few days, but if I don't do something, the grass is going to take over and choke out my vegetables.
I read somewhere online that a good trick for keeping the grass from coming back after the winter is to cover the garden plot with newspaper and wet it down every day until it freezes over. I figured it was worth a try as mulch for the time being, too. I have no idea if there's any chance of it working. I'm either going to save myself a lot of work down the line, or I wasted half a day staking newspapers to the ground with sticks.
Since we're still beta testing, I only did a strip along the front. We'll see how it goes!