Mulch, have some bags from last season and some of it looks moldy????

is it safe to use bagged mulch bought last fall?? some of it has whitish stuff on it, mold???

  7 answers
  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Apr 27, 2018
    It's fine, Mix it up a bit. Just condensation on the wood in the mulch.

  • Sharon Sharon on Apr 27, 2018
    i hosed mine down and it went away

  • Patricia Schmidt Patricia Schmidt on Apr 27, 2018
    Yes I've had it happen I made a weak bleach solution (2 tsp approximately) to quart of water spread where you want and lightly spray. Another way is to spread on a tarp and leave in full sun

  • Charlee Hunter Charlee Hunter on Apr 27, 2018
    I use it. The sunlight eventually kills all that and drys it up.

  • Lisa S. Lisa S. on Apr 27, 2018
    Just use it. The sunlight will kill it.

  • Cheryl A Cheryl A on Apr 27, 2018
    we use ours every year when we've purchased too many bags never had a problem it will eventually go away (white spots)

  • Pjo26908388 Pjo26908388 on Apr 27, 2018
    The active mold and fungus that cause the white mean there are living micro organisms. They do not need to be killed, because soil should not be sterile. Your garden climate will balance the compost once it is down.

    It can be quite a surprise to see all the white when opening a bag of soil mix/mulch.