Flower beds - leave leaves?
Would you recommend removing fallen leaves (mainly oak trees, also black walnuts) from flower beds now or removing them pre-spring.
I removed them all last year prior to winter and some of my plants didn't seem to do as well this year. Probably no connection, but never hurts to ask.
Would the mulch affect, plus nutrients from them be beneficial or is it best just to get them off now.
The beds have hydrangea and hosta mainly.