Prevent soil compaction
The structure of your soil impacts how plants get established — the more air particles present, the easier it is for roots to push through and water to reach deep.
There are a few things you can do to make sure your soil doesn’t get tightly packed. Spread wood mulch or compost wherever you step. This will reduce the depth of compaction as you walk. If you need to quickly pull a weed or clean out a plant, lay down scrap lumber, like the piece of old fence here, to distribute your weight over a larger area as you step inside your garden.