Fungus in our garden

(Question)

Hi, we have a flat white spreading fungus that is growing on the ground in our garden around plants and at the base of two trees. What is it ? What can we do? We are in the High Park area.

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(Answer)

Thank you for sending the photo.  It does look like a fungus.  Fungi grow on decomposing woody materials in the soil . This is a natural occurrence in nature, especially if the area is damp.  It looks as if you might have a soaker hose next to the tree providing the fungi with the moisture it needs.

I have attached links to two interesting web sites which will provide you with further information.

https://extension.illinois.edu/soil/SoilBiology/fungi.htm

https://www.soilquality.org.au/factsheets/soil-bacteria-and-fungi-nsw

If you remove the soaker hose and let the area dry out the fungus will dry up.