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What Do You Need To Know About Lawn Mold?

3/24/2018 (Permalink)

Have you noticed a slime growing on your lawn in St. George, UT? Slime mold is a saprophytic fungus, which means it lives on dead organic matter. Many homeowners view this lawn slime as a disease, but the truth is that it is fairly harmless and typically isn't a major problem. Even though it's not a major problem, you may still want to get rid of it. Most residential mold remediation teams do not handle this type of outdoor mold, so you may need to work with a landscaping company or an arborist.


How To Get Rid of It


Getting rid of this mold isn't always easy. You can try a few different techniques:

• Starve it. Cutting off its food supply can help you reduce the spread of the slime. This means you want to rake up leaves and twigs, but you should also de-thatch your grass.
• Dry it. Like other forms of mold, this lawn slime thrives on moisture. You may need to stop watering your lawn for a short period to dry out the mold. You can also use sand to help even out low spots that allow water to pool.
• Light it. Mold loves dark spaces. If you can, increase the sunlight on your yard. You may need to thin out large trees to allow more sun in your space.
• Spray it. As a last resort, you may want to turn to a fungicide to help you rid your yard of the unappealing slime. A spray can help you control the issue, but trying other removal methods first is recommended because such treatments can get expensive.

No one likes to look out at their yard and see patches of slime. You don't have to live with outdoor mold forever. You can try to get rid of it on your own or call in a landscaping specialist to help you remove the lawn slime.

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