Little green spheres in mulch?
I recently found what look like tiny green spheres all throughout the mulch I have in front of our house. I have broken a few open, and sometimes they are filled with white stuff that appears to have the consistency of farmer's cheese; sometimes they are filled with jelly-type stuff; sometimes they are just very hard and I cannot easily break them open. Does anyone know what they are? I have included a picture of them, with a penny in the image for size-references. I am located in suburbs near New York City, if that helps. Also, the mulch is from last year and have not yet had a chance to put down new mulch. Depending on what these things are, then possibly relatedly: I have two boxwoods in this mulch - one is 90% brown/dead, the other is starting to turn brown and is now probably about 10% brown. Not sure if its related and/or might help "diagnose" what these things are. Thanks for any information anyone has. - See more at: http://www.hgtvgardens.com/ask-and-share/pests-discussions/little-green-spheres-in-mulch-00000146-a527-df9e-a1e6-b727ff020000?nga=true&ic1=nga#sthash.XQcxjZuV.dpuf