Seriously, five minutes and all these beds (all 2.5 of them) were weeded.
Also, I originally mulched the last bed there with newspaper and grass clippings, which was alright but weeds were popping through and it just didn't have the aesthetic appeal that I needed; bark mulch makes me happy like fresh bed linens. It's clean and tidy, just how I like it.
And yes, I realize I'm getting a little overkill with the before/afters. Don't judge me.