Why does my coco bean mulch have fungus and how do i get rid of it? - Knowledgebase Question

solana beach, Ca
Question by dawgiedr
June 5, 2009
I have a tropical courtyard with various palms and bromiliads. I live on the coast. My coco bean mulch has a fungus on it . How do i get rid of the fungus and what product do you recommend? THANKS

Answer from NGA
June 5, 2009


Any organic mulch material will develop fungus if it remains moist. This is just part of the decomposition process. The best way to avoid this is to rake through the mulch every month or so. Raking will incorporate fresh air and kill the fungus.

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