All that dead plant material also hides weeds that can quickly take over the garden if left unattended. So it’s always a good idea to do some garden cleaning to help keep gardens disease and weed-free, and looking their best.

Dead plants, stems and leaves littering garden not only look bad, but it can also be unhealthy for the garden. Dead plant material can harbor disease and fungus that can end up causing major problems later on in the season.