fungus "fingers" in new landscape

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Old 08-19-06, 09:09 AM
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Unhappy fungus "fingers" in new landscape

We recently had a portion of our backyard landscaped. The bed is covered with about 4" - 5" of bark mulch. Lately we're having what I call fungus "fingers" popping up all over. The fingers are about three inch tall and white. The seem to crumble if you touch them. No caps or heads, just a staight shoot that curls over at the top. I shot some with Round-up but that didn't seem to do any good. Should I try a mix of iron sulfate? I don't want to harm the flowers and shrubs that were just planted. We did install a soaker hose irrigation system to concentrate the moisture.

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Old 08-19-06, 09:35 PM
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Since this grows in the decaying mulch, RoundUp won't have any effect. It works only on actively growing plants. You might try stirring up the mulch so that it will dry somewhat and see if that helps. Otherwise, there should not be a problem from this naturally occurring growth.
 
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Old 08-22-06, 12:59 AM
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Hi OHKP55,

I think what you are seeing are stinkhorns.
http://botit.botany.wisc.edu/toms_fungi/july99.html

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