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Perfect Time For Growing Halloween Pumpkins

Growing pumpkins in the garden can be a lot of fun, especially for children who will use them for carving. With a few of these growing tips, you can grow your perfect Halloween pumpkins!

1. Plant at the right time:

Growing pumpkins is Pretty easy, it is keeping them from rotting before Halloween that is difficult. The best time for planting depends on your climate. In the north, you should be planting in mid to late May. In warmer southern climates you should be planting in mid June to mid July.

2. Give your pumpkins lots of room:

Growing pumpkins requires a lot of room. Many pumpkin plants can grow to be 30 to 40 feet long. If you don’t provide enough room you may cause the plant to grow close together, and then the leaves will cover the plant and weaken itself, which makes the plant more susceptible to disease and pests.

3. Pumpkins love sunshine:

Plant your pumpkins where they will get plenty of sun. The more sun, the better!

4. Pumpkins love water:

Four Steps to Designing the Ultimate Patio Space

                                                                                  
Consider your patios purpose.
 
How you plan to use your patio will affect every design decision you make along the way. Is your patio going to be used as a stress relieving escape? Or will it be an entertaining space? Will your patio be a space for quality family time, where you may want to make sure it is safe for children? Different feature elements are appropriate for different uses.
 
Location location location!
 
You will want to consider how close you want your patio to be to the neighbors. If you are friends with your neighbors, then perhaps you want it to spread to the edges of your property so they can walk over for when you are entertaining. Speaking of which, if you plan on doing a lot of entertaining with your patio, it would be best to make sure it is close to the house. This way it will be easier to bring food in and out, or whatever else you may need to go into your house for. However, if you want a quiet retreat, you might want your patio further away from the house, in a more secluded area.
 
Think logistically with size and shape.

Steps to planning out your landscaping

A well manicured landscape starts long before the first seed hits the ground. Every home’s landscaping is different, but the process is similar and follows the same steps.

1. Planning

Before starting anything, you will need a plan. The plan should include the scope, budget, dimensions, and details of the project. A plan will help everything stay organized and calculate materials needed.

2. Ground Preparation

Some general preparations often include removing grass or existing landscaping, removing rocks or other debris, and leveling the ground. Specific preparations depends on the type of landscaping you are doing.

3. Installation

Now you are ready to install your landscaping. Features like fences, patios, walkways, and retaining walls typically go first. This will define the space and build the framework. These elements usually take the most time, money, and effort.

4. Maintenance

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