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I have some mushrooms showing up around my landscape. Do I just remove them like any other weed or do I need to do anything special?

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    Wood chips = rotting wood = mushrooms. – Fiasco Labs Mar 21 '16 at 17:18
  • why do you consider them weeds? – Nic Mar 21 '16 at 23:07
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    @Nic that is the question I am asking (indirectly). Do I leave them, remove them or something else and why – JStorage Mar 21 '16 at 23:19
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    A weed being "a plant out of place" I have to wonder if it's possible for a fungus, which is not a plant, to be a weed? – Wayfaring Stranger Mar 22 '16 at 0:28
  • This question is opinon based, whether folks answering are mycophilic ( Mushrooms are a good sign usually – Escoce ) or mycophobic ( remove them as you can't tell if they're edible or poisonous, and a pet might eat them. – Graham Chiu ) – Nic Mar 22 '16 at 23:26
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If you take the fruiting body (mushroom) off, you'll leave behind the mycelium ("roots") which are busily turning your wood mulch into finer mulch. Ask yourself if you have a moisture problem in that area, and if so, attempt to fix it. If it's been raining a lot, just pull the mushroom and keep an eye on the area for a few weeks. You may just have a transient problem.

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    If the roots are decomposing the wood mulch, I would say that is a good thing vs. a "problem". Please clarify. – JStorage Mar 21 '16 at 20:05
  • Those chips look like the dyed type that are used instead of ground cover in parts of the US. Having it decay will lead to soil and then unwanted plants. – Wayfaring Stranger Mar 21 '16 at 20:11
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    Mushrooms are a good sign usually – Escoce Mar 21 '16 at 20:13
  • @escoce please elaborate on what you mean? Are you suggesting I leave the mushrooms as is i.e. let them grow and they won't harm anything but to the contrary are beneficial? – JStorage Mar 21 '16 at 23:18
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    Remove them as you can't tell if they're edible or poisonous, and a pet might eat them. – Graham Chiu Mar 21 '16 at 23:52

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