Outbreak of mold on mulch?

alison(6b/OH)July 26, 2010

My little backyard is fenced in with a solid fence, but there still seems to be a lot of breezes coming thru - even this past week, with sizzling hot temperatures. So I was surprised to see several patches of mold on my pine mulch yesterday afternoon.

One was a patch of bright yellow threads that, by this morning, had morphed into a solid gold mass about 6" x 4". The other patch is dark brown with rings of tan. Both are near, but not under plants.

I quit using hardwood mulch because I would occassionaly get patches of the oh-so-descriptively named "dog's-vomit mold. Do I need to stop using pine mulch as well?

(And is simply scraping up these patches and the mulch right around them sufficient?)

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I think there was an article in the Dispatch sometime this year about this--in the gardening section. You might try searching their archive.

In this weather I am not surprised at any odd findings in the garden. Especially of the mold & mildew kind.


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