Mushrooms in playground mulch

Reply

  #1  
Old 06-27-01, 01:52 PM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Dec 2000
Posts: 510
I've got mushrooms growing in the playground mulch around my
kids' swing set. What's the best way to kill/eliminate them without killing/eliminating the kids?
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 06-27-01, 08:09 PM
fewalt's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: sw VA
Posts: 3,100
mikewu99,
Unfortunately, organic mulches are a great medium for all types of mushrooms and fungi, especially during rainy periods. You could remove them by hand or go over the area lightly with a leaf rake to break them up. I just ignore most of my crop.
fred
 
  #3  
Old 07-05-01, 08:08 PM
Member
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: USA
Posts: 15,834
Mushrooms in mulch

Mushrooms are quite common after a spell of heavy rain. The spores are in the mulch and they produce mushrooms. You can simply pull them or rake them or ignore them. As soon as drier conditions occur, they will disappear.
 
  #4  
Old 07-06-01, 09:43 AM
marturo's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Jun 2001
Posts: 1,448
Mushrooms in the mulch



As an Organic Grower I am allowed to use certain treatments. All fungicides that are chemical petrol based are off limits. For years I have had very good luck with black Walnut leaves made into a very strong tea and sprayed on the area you want to kill out the fungus. Jugalone and Caprilic Acid are the alkaloids that kill fungus and will have a minium impact on other living organisms including Children. Spray every two weeks and after you spray take the garden hose and wet down the area to soak the mixture into the mulch. Marturo
 
Reply

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes
'