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You should do your best to keep your garden clean and free of debris. When you clean up your garden, you can:
* Control black spot and other rose diseases that can by spread from diseased leaves and stems that are left on the garden soil.
* Keep insects and fungi under control by removing fall leaves, which can actually provide a place for these pests to live.
* Prevent young plants from being smothered by heavy debris.
|Sheri Ann Richerson|