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Old 06-01-2017, 08:11 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I just saw these weird patches growing on our mulch around the yard. It didn't start until this past holiday weekend. What is this? Is it a type of fungus caused by high humidity or something else? Any way to get rid of it or will it just go away on it's own. How about prevention?

It's actually not even that humid in good ol' NC just yet -how about July!



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Old 06-01-2017, 08:15 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Dog vomit fungus.
It's gross, but it will go away.
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Old 06-01-2017, 08:16 PM
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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it'll all disappear. I've had some oddly tall clover that were rampant until 2 weeks ago, they're all burned off now.
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Old 06-01-2017, 08:30 PM
 
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Pics aren't working, but I'd guess it's what Mike said.

Looks like this?

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Old 06-02-2017, 04:52 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Its slime mold and not a fungus. Nothing you can do about it except turn it over or rake it out. It will produce dark brown spores that can get a bit messy.
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Old 06-02-2017, 04:56 AM
 
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RedZin - This should be a sticky!
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Old 06-02-2017, 08:12 AM
 
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RedZin - This should be a sticky!
I was just thinking about how this seems to come up pretty often.
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Old 06-02-2017, 08:18 AM
 
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I just saw these weird patches growing on our mulch around the yard. It didn't start until this past holiday weekend. What is this? Is it a type of fungus caused by high humidity or something else? Any way to get rid of it or will it just go away on it's own. How about prevention?

It's actually not even that humid in good ol' NC just yet -how about July!


All the rain plus hardwood mulch is what causes it.

It'll go away by itself.
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Old 06-02-2017, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Mulch is decomposing living matter. Mold/Fungus decomposes living matter. No way to prevent nature from doing it's thing, but it will go away. The rainy weather promotes it's growth, and mulch is used to retain water...so it is a little more prevalent in the spring or wetter times of year.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fuligo_septica

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Old 06-03-2017, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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I'm a local, 46 years here and I have seen fungus in my yard this year that I have never seen before.

I had the dog vomit fungus a few years ago, this year it was this....
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