The Q&A Archives: spores in my mulch

Question: I was pulling weeds and a powder kept coming up so I brushed some mulch a side and there were little spores and when they break open a powder comes out. What should I do? Is there a spray or do I need to dig it all out and start over?

Answer: Claire,

Those spores are part of nature and are from a decomposer fungus that is turning the mulch and/or other organic matter back into soil. They are not plant disease fungi and are no cause for concern.

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