Prepare

Prepare older beds: For those beds that have already seen prior action, take the time now to get them amended as well. The more you do in preparation of the soil, the healthier your plants will be.
Mulching: Mulching now saves on weeding later. Nothing takes the fun out of gardening faster than seeing your beds overrun with armies of weeds. Don’t let yourself get to that place of total frustration where you feel you can never get control.