As an amateur gardener , I carefully cut some dried up palm leaves which were dead and dropping downward. Instead of cutting all of the dead palm leaves, I only trimmed the outer edges of the palm leaves which were dropping downward instead of removing the whole palm leaf and creating huge open spaces on the palm plant. The Internet is a great source to find information on growing certain plants and vegetables. HGTV and DIY Network are great sources of information for landscaping. Home improvement store sites offer videos on gardening such as Home Depot and Lowes.