View Full Version : What kind of mulch does not get any mold or fungus?

04-18-2006, 02:30 PM
What kind of mulch does not get any mold or fungus? I've been using hardwood and have been getting bird nest mold out the wazoo.

04-18-2006, 02:52 PM
The only thing that comes to my mind is rocks, and possibly fresh pine straw. Is the mulch being kept overly wet? Is the mulch from a good source? Is the mulch fresh? these are some questions that should be asked.

04-18-2006, 03:12 PM
ah, it just hit me, the mulch that got most of the mold were the houses i did in early year with mulch left over from last year, now the mulch is all hardend and has all the mold still on it. If I remulch them with fresh hardwood on top of all the dead or hardend mold , will it me more likely to have mold?

04-18-2006, 03:15 PM
I would think it would be likely to keep some of the mold. But in time it shoudl dissapear on its own...

Gotta keep turning those mulch piles....

04-19-2006, 09:57 AM
Any dead vegetable material is likely to have a fungus on it while it rots. It's part of the natural decomposition process. Stone is about the only thing that won't have mold on it.