You need to know some basics related to improving your garden for your family, your business, or simply yourself. By using these tips, you will be able to better understand the basics so that you do not purchase unnecessary items, or plants that will not grow in your climate.

Properly lay your sod. Before laying sod, you have to make sure the soil is accurately prepared. Break the soil into fine tilth and make sure you remove any weeds as well. Compact the soil firmly but lightly, and make certain it is flat. Be sure the soil is thoroughly moist. Lay the sod in rows, and make sure the joints do not overlap. Pat your sod to form an even and flat surface, fill any gaps with some soil. For the best results, you need to water the sod every day for a two week period. After this time the sod will have rooted into the soil and can be now walked on.

Starting seedlings in pots before planting in your garden is a smart idea. This boosts the chance that the plants can survive to adulthood. This also enables you to close gaps between planting cycles. You will have healthy seedlings that are ready to be planted when you get rid of old plants.

Use your tool handles as rulers in the garden. Tools with substantial handles, like rakes, hoes and large shovels are great for taking measurements. Place the handles on the floor to measure the distance between them. You can label distances using a permanent marker. Next time you work in the garden, you can have a larger ruler with you!

Cover fences and walls with climbing plants. You can hide an unsightly wall or fence, in as little as one growing season, with the right selection of climbing plant. They can cover an arbor, or grow through trees and shrubs. Some climbers you plant will have to be tied off and supported, but others have no problem attaching themselves to any surface using their tendrils or twining stems Some of the most reliable varieties are wisteria, clematis, jasmine, honeysuckle and climbing roses.

Bring some plants into your home to protect them against winter weather. You may be able to save your most resistant or expensive plants. Carefully dig up the plants, using caution not to disturb the roots, then transfer into a pot.

Make sure you remove the weeds from your garden! If you have weeds in your garden, it will not be as nice as it could be. To aid in this venture, you might want to use white vinegar. White vinegar is natural, very inexpensive, and can really kill the weeds! Try spraying some white vinegar in water when you are pulling weeds from your garden.

Before you start planting your garden, plan it! This is a good way to remember which plants have been planted in each area before they grow. This can also help prevent you from losing smaller plants or smaller groups of plants within a larger garden area.

A little bit of research will go a long way, especially when you pair it with patience. But soon you will see the work begin to pay off, as the garden begins to grow.