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Yellow Fungus!?

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by LR3, Aug 18, 2009.

  1. LR3

    LR3 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 722

    I applied this mulch about two months ago and within the last week or so this yellow "puke" looking fungus started forming everywhere. It lasts about four days then dies creating a hard black patty of its "live" shape. Any ideas of what it is and how do I, 1. Fix it and 2. Prevent it from happening in the future. Thank you in advance.

    Last edited: Aug 18, 2009
  2. DiyDave

    DiyDave LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,695

    I don't think there is much you can do about it, it's called dog vomit fungus, just appears in high humidity, kinda like stinkhorn fungus, just live with, dispose of if someone complains.
  3. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,081

    We have had it show up in one mulch bed several different times throughout the summer and even moved into nearby grass.
    Dog Vomit Fungus is an intereasting term but easy to remember. It may bear a google search, but I think the same way as DIY - not much to be done, except wait for the weather to change, and back off the sprinklers.
  4. LR3

    LR3 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 722

    Thanks guys, I appreciate the comments.
  5. DiyDave

    DiyDave LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,695

    News flash, the latin name for this fungus is wetbootsus kootsus! :laugh::waving:
  6. dKoester

    dKoester LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,257

    Thats hilarious! We know who.

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