Slime Molds
Slime Molds
Tap to view larger image


Allow slime mold to dry out then rake off; try aerating to introduce air to accomplished drying.


Unsightly but harmless, this type of fungal growth is found in the East and on the Pacific Coast; it flourishes in humid conditions on all types of lawns, After irrigation or a heavy rain, affected grass blades are covered with tiny, powdery balls that may be bluish gray, black, or yellow. The fungi feed on decaying matter in the soil; they damage grass by blocking light, causing infected areas to yellow. To correct the problem, hose or sweep grass clean.