I have used this method successfully for many years. It is so much less work and less everything plus it makes my beds look pretty. This works for vegetable gardens, flowers, and even around trees and shrubs.
Hopefully I can actually plant my new vegetable garden next spring. In the meantime, I will continue to work on my garden beds, my hardscape and the removal of anything that has died. I am thinking of adding a new water feature or two into my garden but I will tell you about that in another post.