You have many options available to enable you to grow a vivacious and colorful organic garden of your very own. You can build your garden as soon as you do some basic fundamental research.
Would you like to kill those obnoxious weeds naturally? A layer of newspaper, several pages thick, placed over the ground will do the trick. Weeds require sunlight for growing. When you cover weeds with newspaper layers, they suffocate due to lack of light. Newspapers also decompose fairly quickly, and mix with your garden soil. Cover the newspaper with a thick layer of mulch for a more attractive look.
Try using a beer trap to naturally eradicate slugs from your organic garden. First, place a glass canning jar in the soil, burying it until the mouth is even with the surface of the soil. Next, fill up the jar with beer until there is around one inch between the liquid level and the jar top. Slugs will be attracted to the beer and find themselves trapped.
You should put a lot of thought into selecting the plants that will go in your all-natural garden. You should use extreme care, for example, when you are seeking perennials and annuals. Get budded plants, but avoid the ones in bloom. This is because they can begin growing strong root systems in the garden.
Turn your fallen leaves into an organic compost that you can add to your soil. As the leaves decompose they add organic compounds to the soil which is beneficial to plants. This is a cheap and sustainable way to get compost.
Try using untreated stone, brick, or wood to create a raised bed. Any wood you use needs to be untreated and resistant to rot. The most popular options for this type of project are cypress, locust and cedar woods. Using untreated wood is especially important for veggie gardens, because chemicals from treated wood could leach into the soil, affecting your food. If your existing garden structure contains treated wood, at least take the time to make a plastic lining beneath the soil.
Only with the best knowledge can you take the most from your gardening efforts. Simply follow this handy organic advice