Fungus

Asked May 22, 2017, 10:35 PM EDT

We bought this house in March. The front landscape is red mulch. We have a fungus I have never seen before growing in it. It's spreading every time it rains. I do know it thrives in the damp. Is there any way to get rid of this without getting rid of the mulch?

Stearns County Minnesota fungus horticulture

1 Response

Hello,

The structures that you see are the fruiting bodies of the fungus. The fungus also produces microscopic filaments - mycelia - which, most likely, are growing all over the mulch.

My suggestion is for you to wait since with dryer conditions the visible fruiting bodies will "go away".

Hope this helps.