I'm sure you wouldn't let the weeds take charge like the left photos, but, trust me, it's easy to focus on one part of your garden and find out that the weeds have completely taken over another part.

Keeping the weeds down allows plants to have the water and nutrients in the soil. 

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Basil plant smothered in weeds.

Freed from the weeds this basil plant is much happier now

Weeding allowed the basil plant to thrive.