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14 May 2019

Know your Fungi

 

What are fungi? Fungi are any group of spore-producing organisms feeding on organic matter. This includes molds, yeast, mushrooms, and toadstools. In fact, there are as many as 5.1 million different fungal species. 

Fungi is as important to our lives as wheat, cattle or any other living thing. Although some fungi can be annoying it is all a part of our ecosystem. Truly, without the various fungi, we would soon be overtaken by dead leaves, dead trees, and dead plants. Also, some animals would be unable to digest their food without the help of fungi. In this blog, I will talk about a few different types of fungi.

The fungi kingdom is broken down into groups, let’s talk about a few of these groups:

Basidiomycota: mushrooms and toadstools

Blastocladiomycota: soil dwellers that digest waste or debris of all kinds.

Neocallimastigomycota: in the digestive tracts of plant-eating animals.

Basidiomycota:

In fact, is the largest of the fungi groups that we are familiar with. This group of fungi includes mushrooms, puffballs, stinkhorns, bracket fungi, jelly fungi, boletes, smuts, earthstars and many more. Most of the fungi are hidden from our view under the soil, leaves, and deadwood.

Mushrooms are one of the most noticeable groups of these fungi. You can get rid of this fungi by removing it from the ground as soon as you see the caps appear. You can also apply nitrogen fertilizer to deter them from growing or use soap and water.

Blastocladiomycota:

Like freshwater habitats, mud, soil, decomposing plants, and animal debris. These are less known as mulch fungi group. This group of fungi includes artillery fungus, wood decay fungus and different types of slime molds.

Have you noticed dark spotting on your siding or your vehicles? This is because artillery fungi can shoot spores up to 20 feet and they typically aim toward the sun and like to stick to light colored surfaces. Your best bet for removal is to clean the area immediately with a non-toxic cleaner.

Artillery fungus grows in every form of organic mulch, you will not be able to completely stop the fungi from forming. You can, however, try to cover your mulch with black plastic to protect your property. This will also heat up the area so that it will kill the spores. Worst case scenario you will need to remove all the mulch from your property and replace it with stone or non-wood mulch. If you are experiencing any of these types of mulch, please do not hesitate to contact us!

Neocallimastigomycota:

It is found in the digestive tract of herbivores. Since being discovered they have been found in the digestive tracts of over 50 herbivores. This fungus has even been found in humans! This fungus plays an essential role in the digestion of vegetable tissue. This is a fungus that you don’t want to disturb because it would stop the natural flow of the ecosystem.

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Avoid Common Landscaping Problems

Having a well-maintained yard can enhance the curb appeal of your home. In fact, it is absolute bliss to own an aesthetically appealing child-friendly private garden. However, not everyone can come up with creative landscaping solutions. Seeking professional support can be a great help in such cases. With professional services, you can maintain a beautiful garden regardless of the changing weather patterns and environmental conditions.READ MORE

01 Apr 2019

Improper Mulching Consequences

Mulching

Considering how the landscape trees look these days, all green and beautiful, planted in islands of red bark chips, it’s almost impossible to believe that the world was not introduced to green mulching nearly five decades ago. Earlier, nature had its way by utilizing the fallen leaves on the ground. But then, people started going with fall and spring cleaning to maintain the neatness of their backyards and gardens, leading to the evacuation of leaves, which could have naturally turned into mulch. But fret not, because we humans are intelligent species. It is now made of leaves, pine needles, and other organic stuff (like compost and bark), to maintain moisture, reduce weed growth, mitigate soil erosion, and improve soil conditions.

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Spring Cleanup Services

A common misconception about lawn cleanups is that they should be scheduled to make your garden look beautiful. However, research on overall garden health, prevention of diseases and safety shows that these cleanups should be done more frequently and not just when your yard looks like a big mess. Perhaps a good spring cleanup is what your yard is desperately in need of.

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12 Feb 2019

Purchasing Firewood

There is nothing better than spending some quality time with your loved ones sitting cozily in front of your fireplace during winter months.  Regardless of whether you want to create a cozy fire pit in your backyard or prepare something exotic on a wood stove; the first thing you need to do is buy firewood supplies. Purchasing high-quality firewood for your home is not as easy as it sounds.

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09 Feb 2019
firewood

North Canton Firewood

North Canton Firewood

It has been a crazy winter from nearly 60-degree weather in December to snow the next day.  We all know how Ohio weather is; with the up and down of bitter cold like we are having today. It’s nice to have firewood on hand, to keep warm in this unpredictable weather.
Groundhog day was not too long ago and Punxsutawney Phill did not see his shadow. So spring is coming early so they say!  It’s still cold out there, waking up to snow flurries and it feels like single digits today. I bet even though Punxsutawney Phill does not live in North Canton, he has firewood on hand!

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10 Dec 2018

Professional snow plowing in Ohio

 

Snow plowing might not look very exciting, but it is very important to maintain a clear path and ensure safety. After a heavy snowfall, it becomes necessary to clear entrances, parking lots, driveways and sidewalks to offer safe access to visitors, employees, and customers. Yes, you may try clearing the snow and ice on your own or with some helpers but you might want to factor in the costs of attorney in doing so, plus achieving what a professional can would be difficult. That is why it is recommended that you hire professionals such as us to offer snow removal services in Ohio.

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10 Sep 2018

Full-service Leaf Cleanup Company

Autumns are always nice – a much-needed change of pace and dropping down of temperatures after a long summer. The dip in temperature is followed by cooler weather conditions and leaves changing color – from red to orange to yellow. A beautiful visual that is soon going to turn into something that you won’t like the sight of. Falling leaves are never a good sight, more so when you think of the effort that goes into removing those leaves from your lawn. It is a time-consuming task that all homeowners don’t want to do. This is where a full-service leaf cleanup company comes into the picture.

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30 Aug 2018

2018 Road Salt on the Rise

The cost to keep the ice and snow off parking lots are going up. Road salt on the rise, yes the prices are going up more than 50% compared to last season. According to News 5, a water leak affecting the Cargill salt mine has also been a factor. Morton Salt is having to pick up the slack in supplying the municipalities in Northeast Ohio. Last winter, the average cost was $55.00 per ton. The average cost for the 2018-19 season has risen to $110.00 per ton, and we at B-Sharp Property Maintenance expect it to increase well beyond that.

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