Using a fungicide to kill mushrooms is another method but using two tablespoons of baking soda with each gallon of water kills mushrooms without having to use chemicals do it yourself notes that lime renders the ground less acidic making it harder for mushrooms to thrive spreading fresh mulch over decayed mulch also reduces mushroom formation. If you find mushrooms growing in your mulch you can remove them manually replace your mulch or add a layer of new mulch while most mushrooms are simply unsightly some are poisonous so take . Keeping mushrooms from growing in your mulch although mulch is a good thing too much mulch creates a very wet environment which is favorable for mushroom growth mulch has many different natural benefits when used around plants and trees it keeps the ground moist holds in nutrients keeps weeds from growing and adds an aesthetic appeal. The benefits of an organic mulch are offset when consistently damp or too dry mulch develops mold and fungus or you buy it with mold spores already present 3 rid my mulch of mushrooms growing . Puffball mushrooms puffballs are mushrooms that grow in mulch according to the university of illinois extension as explained by the university of californias ipm online puffballs are cream white in color with a round structure
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