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Fungus growing on mulch

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by linky, Jul 4, 2001.

  1. linky

    linky LawnSite Member
    Messages: 151

    I have noticed that some of my mulch installation have a dark grey or bright orange fungus growning. Some of the beds are well watered and some recieve very little water. All of the mulch that i use seems to be a quality product-is it because it was not composted correctly? Thanks for any info and happy 4th.
  2. Jusmowin

    Jusmowin LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 727

    Ive noticed it too on some of my mulch jobs also. I just removed it with a shovel and replaced it with new mulch in that area and it never came back. I dont know what caused it maybe its just a Virginia thing, who knows???
  3. LoneStarLawn

    LoneStarLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,415

    IMO I would question the quality. Or check the plants to see if they are the ones carrying the fungus...
  4. Island Lawn

    Island Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 632

  5. linky

    linky LawnSite Member
    Messages: 151

    Island Lawn,
    Thats it. Thanks for the info.
  6. Island Lawn

    Island Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 632

    Just another useful tidbit I picked up here at Lawnsite.
    I think we can thank Kirby'slawn for that one.
  7. GroundKprs

    GroundKprs LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,969

  8. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Messages: 3,485

    Not me, can't take credit, Jim gave us that info in the above linked thread.
  9. Island Lawn

    Island Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 632

    Sorry about the misquote.:eek:
  10. JimsLandscaping

    JimsLandscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 14

    I'm from Illinois and i have the same problem but mine isn't bright orange but it only seems to grow when the mulch is put down heavy maby cause it is hotter under a thickerl ayer of mulch than when u put it down thin it doesn't seem like the fungus grows but u got me confused to?

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