Mulch problems

raehantJuly 8, 2014

Hi everyone. I recently put this mulch down on my flower beds. It's Preen brand black mulch. I bought it a little over 2 months ago and it has been sitting in my yard in bags since that time. I finally got around to laying it on top of my flowers. Halfway into putting it down I realized it had tiny white dots/dust all over it. I'm thinking it might be mold or fungus since it was out in the heat, humidity and rain in bags for a couple months. I'm also wondering if it could be eggs of some sort possibly termite eggs. Does anyone know what this is? Is it dangerous to breath in or be around? My wife is pregnant and she helped lay some of the mulch with gloves and a mask but now I'm concerned. Any advice would be appreciated! Thank you very much!

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jean001a(Portland OR 7b)

Not a problem for your plants. A mold that lives on dead organic stuff.

Never any problem with taking precautions such as wearing a dust mask when working among the stuff. If nothing else, will calm your wife's nerves and reduce the potential level for chaos in the house.

Congrats on the expected new family member.

    Bookmark   July 9, 2014 at 10:25PM
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