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Old 03-16-2016, 12:02 PM
 
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Could you please help me identify these mushroom like things on my mulch? I am in northern NJ. The second pic is a close-up of the sections marked in red in the first pic
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Old 03-16-2016, 12:30 PM
 
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Way cool! Could it be bird's nest fungus?
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Old 03-16-2016, 03:17 PM
 
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It's a fungus. Caused by moisture in the mulch.
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Old 03-16-2016, 03:31 PM
 
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Yep common fungi mushrooms on too wet of yard.
Common Lawn and Garden Mushrooms - AmericanMushrooms.com
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Old 03-16-2016, 03:34 PM
 
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Just part of the organic mulch breakdown process. And darn cute, BTW. I get similar root-beer colored ones here, but mine are quite a bit larger.
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Old 03-17-2016, 07:12 AM
 
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Thanks all of you. Yes, had lot of moisture last year when we kept the sprinkler on each day because it was a just seeded lawn.


Regarding mulch, does that need to be replaced? How often?
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Old 03-17-2016, 07:44 AM
 
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I imagine that there is some that amend the mulch, but I have 2 good sized raised beds that I have decided to put in fresh mulch this year. Last year the yields were not as good as the previous ones, probably because the nutrients are depleted, so it's time for fresh. It's been 3 years, so that seems to be the limit for the mulch I was using. Could be too that the mulch I was using wasn't the best. I am going back with different mulch this year and hope it lasts longer.
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