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Why did my black mulch turn white?
Last Updated: 8th May, 2020
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People also ask, how do you get rid of white mold on black mulch?
One simple way to get rid of mold is to turn it over into the topsoil and wet it down with water. A second way is to loosen it up with a rake to allow air to circulate around it and help to dry it out. A third way is to remove the mulch and place it in a pile and soak the pile with water.
Likewise, does mulch grow mold? Bark mulch, whether natural or dyed, adds an attractive, finished look to the garden while keeping down weeds and holding in moisture. The benefits of an organic mulch are offset when consistently damp or too dry mulch develops mold and fungus or you buy it with mold spores already present.
Additionally, is white mold in mulch bad?
White Mold Don't worry; it's not harmful to your plants, although it can be unsightly. You can pick it out by hand or leave it. Usually the sun will eventually kill it off.
What is the fungus growing in my mulch?
Slime Mold Facts You will usually find slime molds in garden mulch or thick grass clippings. The organism feeds off the vegetation and grows in a state called plasmodium. This plasmodium persists while conditions are moist and then turns into spores when the organism dries out.