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13 Aug 2021

Organic and Inorganic Mulch

Organic mulches consist of material that is 100% all-natural that has the ability to decompose on its own. Organic mulch is made up of material such as tree bark, grass clippings, straw, compost, and grape pomace. Organic mulch benefits the soil beneath it, protecting it and, allowing worms to gracefully move underneath moistening the soil keeping it fresh and alive. Earthworms add natural nutrients that you may have not known you needed in your soil. These nutrients consist of such things as potassium, phosphorus, nitrogen, and trace elements. 

Mulches that include plastic sheeting, rocks, rubber chips, or railroad ties are considered to be inorganic and will grow fungus over time. This material doesn’t have the ability to decompose on its own and has to be replaced more often. Most worms stay clear of this type of mulch, making it harder to maintain moisture and the natural nutrients throughout the mulch. Inorganic mulch has the tendency to increase temperate and can be harmful to the plants in that area. 

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13 Aug 2021

What is the Purpose of Mulching ?

Mulching is basically the most beneficial work that can be done to your property. Mulch places a barrier around your plants, trees, shrubs, and protects the soil from harsh weather. When beds are landscaped it has the ability to reduce weeds and helps the soil stay fresh. 

Mulch should be applied twice each year. Once in the fall and once in the spring. 

The best time to apply mulch in the autumn months is late summer to late fall. This helps insulate any plants you may have during the winter months.  The best time to apply mulch in the spring is after spring clean-up and edging.

13 Aug 2021

Mistakes to Avoid

Tips and tricks!

  • Don’t over mulch. You should not apply more than 3inches of depth.
  • Try to keep the mulch 1-3in away from trunks of trees to prevent the bark from rotting.
13 Aug 2021

Tips and Tricks !

 

Soil, considered by many to be the most crucial surface for any landscape/ garden on the property. Creating this barrier not only looks fabulous but serves a huge purpose! Now it’s time to know what soil works best for your use.

Topsoil can have multiple textures to it, usually including materials such as clay, sand, and silt. For gardening purposes, avoid heavily packing the topsoil, this will help retain water and allow air to travel in and out of the topsoil.

What is topsoil???

Topsoil is considered to be the foremost layer, hence; the word “top.” 

Here at B-sharp topsoil is screened to remove debris and create a natural texture to best suit your property. 

Use of topsoil : 

  1. level low spots 
  2. Add organic material to help reduce weed growth

What is bedding soil?

Bedding soil is a form of topsoil that has been modified to ensure plant growth. Bedding soil is more specific to plant inhabitants and smaller sections. Bedding soil may include compost and other potting mixes.

 

 

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21 Jun 2020

Value in Landscaping

Does Landscaping increase the Property value?

mulching job finished

Yes, Landscaping does increase the property value to a home. The curb appeal and the upkeep of the landscape is the first clue of how well the home has been cared for by the current owners. It actually is one of the few home improvements that increase value with time. It potentially can add thousands of dollars to the value of a property.READ MORE

19 Jun 2020

Understanding Retaining Walls

Understanding the importance of a retaining wall

During Mulching

 

Retaining walls are often in places where you need extra support. To prevent the earth from moving downhill with erosion. The function of a retaining wall is to basically to battle gravity. Retaining walls do all this while also providing effective flood control in the form of water drainage to prevent flooding.

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26 Mar 2020

Landscaping

Landscaping

Landscaping

Landscaping can be a difficult task if you chose to take it on yourself. There are many different aspects to caring for your landscape. You have to spring clean, prune, plant, mulch, and mow in the spring and summer. Then get ready for winter by fall cleaning and there is the winter care with snow plowing and salting.

B-Sharp Property Maintenance offers all-season services. Right now, we are preparing for spring. Now is the time to get on the schedule for a spring cleanup, planting, mulching and mowing services.

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