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Q.Fungus In Soil

Zone 35147 | Anonymous added on April 11, 2021 | Answered

My garden has become over run with this fungus which is dense and 2-4″ thick under about 1-2″of soil and was mulched with wood chips over the winter. I don’t think new plants would grow in it. Regardless, I would like to know how to get rid of it. Thank you ‘

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Answered on April 12, 2021

Fungus developing in mulch is definitely a part of the decomposition process. Read here about that: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/mulch/common-mulch-fungus.htm
However, if you think there's a more serious problem here, you may want to take measures to eliminate it, including soil testing:
Here's an article about solarizing your garden soil: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/projects/how-to-solarize-garden-beds-to-eliminate-garden-pests-in-the-soil.htm

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