Mushrooms – Removal

Q: I have orange mushrooms in my mulched areas. How do I get rid of them?

A: The constant wet weather of the last couple of weeks has made conditions perfect for fungi to “bloom” as they decompose damp mulch. There are many species of fungi that break down mulch and produce mushrooms. You can’t eliminate the mushroom production but you can minimize it by stirring the mulch every few days to help it dry out. The mushrooms themselves aren’t likely to be harmful. Pick them with a gloved hand and put them in the garbage.

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