The Q&A Archives: Mushrooms (?) on flower beds

Question: To The Monrovia Expert,

There has been some kind of mushrooms, groups of grey and white color, grown on top of the hard wood mulch in my rose bed. What is going on and how can I take care of this problem?

Thank you so much for all of your help.

Muoi Dang

Thanks you for helping me with all of my questions.

Answer: You are welcome! The mushrooms are growing on organic material, probably either the mulch or underground bits of wood. They appear when weather conditions are favorable and usually stop on their own eventually. They are part of the natural process of decay and are not harmful to your plants at all. They help break down the mulch and other organic matter which in turn helps feed the soil and keeps your plants healthier as a result. So they really are not a problem. If the look bothers you, or if you have small children or pets who might try to eat them, they can be raked away and put in the compost pile or trash for disposal.

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