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Restoring a neglected garden is hard work. It takes time, as well as an understanding of the plant material that is in the garden. When gardens become neglected, weeds appear and growth patterns change. All the "good" garden plants become leggy because they are competing for the sun. Since weeds grow faster than most "good" plants, the "good" plants work hard to keep up, but they often lose the battle. That said, it isn't just the weeds that cause havoc in a neglected garden. Many good plants will indeed run amok if left unchecked. The result may be a jungle of green foliage and little in the way of color.