I'm a big fan of saving time and cutting corners whenever I can in the garden. At this time of year, it is all about weeding. But, it is possible using a no-dig garden, to minimise weeds.
I compost the beds over winter, then lay sheets of newspaper down (to stop weeds coming through) and plant into the paper.
Just add water and mulch. Voila!
Here's some pics of how we prepare our no-dig beds. It's so easy the kids can do it ...