Many people are beginning to see how great an organic garden really can be. By following some simple advice, you can get started in the interesting world of gardening in just a little time. Use what you read and get down to work!

Use slug-proof varieties of perennials wherever possible. Snails and slugs can quickly wreak havoc on a garden. They often enjoy feeding on perennials with very smooth and tender leaves. Young plants are a special favorite of theirs. There are perennials that slugs do not want to eat, the ones that they hate have hairy leaves, or are unappealing to their taste. Achillea, euphorbia, helleborus, heuchera and campanula are good choices that slugs don’t like.

The first thing you can do to avoid pests is to start with healthy soil in your garden. Healthy plants are naturally more resilient against pests and disease. Use a high-quality organic soil and as few chemicals as possible.

If you start to notice some powdery mildew growing on your plants, there is no need to waste money on expensive chemicals. Rather, you should mix a bit of baking soda with a small quantity of liquid soap in water. Once a week, spray this solution on your plants and your mildew should disappear in no time. Baking soda is safe for use on your plants and is a gentle, but effective way to care for your plants.

The correct soil can make a big difference in how your garden grows. You should choose your soil depending on the plants that you are going to plant. You can also create an artificial area with only one kind of soil.

You should make sure to divide your irises. If you divide the overgrown clumps of flowers, you’ll find that your stock grows proportionally. Uproot bulbous irises if the flowers have wilted. The bulbs should split up normally in the hand, and should flower when replanted for the next year. You should divide rhizomes using a knife. Cut healthy pieces from the root stalk and throw out the dead center. Every piece should contain a strong offshoot. Replant your cuttings immediately for the best results.

Carefully read and follow the instructions that come with your chemicals and tools, especially when you’re just starting to garden. Otherwise, you are likely to have skin irritations flare up, which can be extremely painful and uncomfortable. Keep your health intact and follow the directions to the letter.

Consider planting evergreens in your garden that produce berries. They will provide a splash of color in the drab and dreary winter months when a lot of other plants have lost their colors. Plants which you can purchase that offer color during the winter are the Winterberry, the Common Snowberry, the American Holly, and the American Cranberrybush.

As previously mentioned, growing your ideal organic garden requires some time, patience, and effort. These tips can be put to use so you can see how great growing a garden can be. Despite what you grow, use the above tips to succeed with them.