I only dig when I need to plant. I no longer grow vegetables, so most of my garden has permanent plants. Fruit trees & bushes, hedging plants, herbaceous borders, or grass I weed the borders frequently during the growing season, depending on the weather. I fork over the annual flower borders in the spring and then use the hoe to keep them weed free. Vegetative material removed from the garden or the kitchen goes into my compost bins which I empty in the Spring and use as mulch, or for seed sowing and filling my hanging baskets or strawberry planters..