I am sorry for this delayed reply to your gardening question. The spring rush has brought a deluge of questions and we are working hard to catch up!
You can mow the area very closely and then rototill the area. Then add some compost (1" if you can) and rototill it again. Give it a few weeks to sit and you'll be ready for fall planting. Keep in mind that weeds will continue to be a problem in that area so stay ahead of them with prompt mulching, hoeing and/or cultivating.
Thanks for the question. Best wishes for a wonderful gardening season. Please stop in again soon!
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