A little gardening clean-up helps prevent problems by eliminating the places where insects and diseases linger from season to season. Practice these four habits of highly effective gardeners!
- Remove all spent plants as soon as they are finished producing.
- Don't compost insect- or disease-infested plants. Bag them for the trash.
- Remove old mulch and replace with fresh each season.
- Some insects hide under old boards and other shelters. Eliminate any garden items that might provide a shelter from weather.