Is it shaving foam fungus?

Asked July 20, 2016, 1:23 PM EDT

Something ugly has started showing up in 2 different beds in my garden. I've attached pictures. It starts out looking like shaving cream foam but by the 2nd or 3rd day it is brown ( 20160720_081237.jpg). I think it may be coming from the mulch? How can I get rid of it without spreading it further? Thanks for any assistance you can provide.

Baltimore Maryland

1 Response

This looks like slime mold or sometimes called dog vomit fungus. http://extension.umd.edu/hgic/slime-mold-lawns If you do not like it, shovel it up and send it off to the dump. It is common in mulch. vw