Posted: 27/08/2014 at 19:28
Lots of cardboard, use boxes that have been opened up (from the supermarket) would suppress weeds, weighted down with some old bricks/stones. But a lot of weeds would, I think, be pretty much dormant over the winter.
Or you could, as someone has suggested on another thread about allotments, do the cardboard and then cover with a mulch like well rotted compost or horse manure. The worms apparently take this down into the earth. This would enrich the soil. But I would just use the cardboard. (hope the garden is not huge)
Good luck with it. If you have a greenhouse, you could start growing plants from seed in early spring so that you have a cheap source for planting out as the weather warms up.