I'm looking to get a vegetable garden started. i need to rip out the existing garden and start over. tips?

We just moved in and there is a preexisting garden in the back yard that hasn't been touched in years. I'm going to rip the hole thing out and start fresh. I know nothing about gardening but its been something I've wanted to do for a while. After I get everything out how should I go about replacing the... show more We just moved in and there is a preexisting garden in the back yard that hasn't been touched in years. I'm going to rip the hole thing out and start fresh. I know nothing about gardening but its been something I've wanted to do for a while. After I get everything out how should I go about replacing the area? (with top soil? fertilizer?

Any tips, advice or good websites would be greatly appreciated
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