You can find cheap, store-bought gutter protection at home improvement stores, but these products end up doing more harm than good. In this case, your money has ben wasted along with your time. You still have to get up on the ladder and install this hardware yourself. In a few months the metal caves in, allowing debris to enter your gutters and get stuck…except this time they are even harder to clean! You have to remove the faulty gutter protection, along with the leaves, seeds, and other debris caught in there.
Some of these “solutions” are poorly crafted with large holes that let in rain…along with the same debris that enters an open gutter. Sometimes seeds can get lodged in there and plants can actually start growing! Don’t grow a gutter garden. After this ordeal you will have to find an alternative gutter solution anyways to replace what you currently had.