How to Have a Green Thumb without an Aching Back is a great primer for the garden mulch method of using wood chips to prepare your soil.
I think this has a lot of potential for us lazy gardeners as when I used this method weeds pulled out easily and my tomatoes were awesome.
I tried this method a few years ago with my raised bed garden. It worked great. Over time the wood chips degrade and fertilize the soil.
There is a scare about the decaying wood sucking up nutrients from the soil, but it isn’t as bad as people think and it is limited to the very top of the the dirt.