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Flies As a Result of Mulch

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by heygrassman, Jun 22, 2002.

  1. heygrassman

    heygrassman LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 509

    I just had a customer call me and is saying that she is having troubles with flies (many) after we put mulch in her beds. I have the exact same mulch in all my beds and have no problem at all with flies.

    Any thoughts on what this could be?? Any thoughts on a remedy??

    Thanks in advance..

  2. robert payer

    robert payer LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 282

    People tend to blame any new condition on any new variable. Have you seen the flies and investigated any other possible sources?
  3. Doh!

    Doh! LawnSite Member
    Messages: 50

    if you used hardwood mulch that has compost and manure mixed in with it then that is the reason. the flies should go away soon enough after a few days. btw hardwood may also grow fungus and mushrooms but that is the normal process of the mulch breaking down

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