What's your question? Ask

Hyacinth Plant

Q.Spider web patches in mulch

Zone 44145 | sherriyll added on June 13, 2016 | Answered

We have spider web patches in the mulch. Is this a problem and what is it?

A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
Answered on June 14, 2016

It's probably not a problem and is actually very normal...depending.

This article will help you determine whether you're seeing actual spider webs or a type of bacteria that's commonly found in piles of organic matter: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/composting/manures/fungus-growing-on-manure.htm

If it turns out to be the good type of bacteria in your mulch, then no worries. But even if it is, I'd be pretty surprised if you didn't see spiders carrying egg sacs running through your mulch this time of year.

Was this answer useful?

Log in or sign up to help answer this question.

Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

Looking for more?
here are more questions about...
Hyacinth Plant
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert