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Unexpected Places in Your Backyard Where Mold Can Grow

Wherever there is a damp and dark place, you can usually find mold growing. Once this fungus settles on or around a home, it can spread and flourish in a moist environment. Some outside places you can find mold include siding and gutters. There are also other areas you might not expect to see these spores reside on. From building materials to outdoors cushions and pillows, we’re going to take a closer look at surprising places you can find mold in your backyard.

Building Materials

If you haven’t properly stored firewood or wooden building materials from a previous project, you need to be careful of mold. With humid climates, such as Pasadena, MD, there are more chances for mold to grow. The accumulation of this fungus can spread not only on wood, but really any surface that’s moist. If you start to see any spores, your materials need to fully scrubbed and dried to prevent mold from growing back.

Outdoor Furniture

After a rainy season, your furniture might get damp. You might not think anything of it because you expect your furniture to dry eventually, right? Well, if there is leftover moisture on your chairs and pillows, this can be the perfect place for mold to accrue. The last thing you want to see when you’re relaxing on your chair is fluffy spores lingering on the surface. Instead, make sure to inspect the top and bottom of your furniture for mold and wash if necessary.

On the Lawn

Did you know that mold can grow on your lawn? Yes, it’s true. Home Guides comments, “Mold forms on lawn grass when it is consistently wet with a layer of dead organic material to feed it. Over-irrigated lawns, shaded areas, and poor drainage are also favorable conditions that contribute to the growth of mold.” To prevent this situation, rake dead grass and thatch. In addition, cutting your grass short, as well as watering in the morning, can help too.


Don’t let mold take over your backyard. Instead, call the team at Hydra Pressure Washing LLC. We offer pressure washing services for home and businesses across Pasadena, MD and surrounding areas. We are here to power wash your surfaces, leaving them clean and mold-free! Call (410) 360-7887 to schedule a service.

Mold, Or Not to Mold

Pressure-washing a colony of mold off of your fence may seem like an inconsequential act. It’s easy to scoff at the idea that such pathetic-looking and small organisms can be threatening. Well, if these thoughts are constantly nagging you and tempting you to forego that cleanup, this is the blogpost for you.

A close-up of Aspergillus.

Deadly maladies

It’s not for nothing that plague-spreading fungi make for compelling fiction. Although some people have abnormally strong immune systems, anyone in a fatigued, vulnerable state can easily fall prey to the effects of deadly mold. According to the CDC, exposure to moldy environments can cause many to suffer painful reactions. Those who are immune-compromised or have chronic lung conditions can get fatal infections. Some of these reactions include: Nasal stuffiness, eye irritation, throat irritation, wheezing, coughing, skin irritation, and allergies.

I have mold. Now what?

Promptly dealing with mold can take the form of power-washing, especially when the mold in question is unusually tenacious. For areas that cannot handle being power-washed, thorough cleaning may be the way to go. Hard surfaces with mold can be treated with various commercial products as well as a combination of soap and water. Go ahead: Concoct a bleach solution with 1 cup of household laundry bleach and 1 gallon of water. Banish that fungus into oblivion!

I want to ward off mold.

Detecting mold can range from easy to difficult. If there’s a lot of mold growth, the smell would be sharp and immediately noticeable. If the mold is just starting to form in the shadows, a cursory inspection might not do. Make sure to ventilate the moist areas of your home and enlist a professional for help. Gloves and protective eye wear are a must when looking out for those dangerous spores; they do not tend to announce themselves when they clutch onto your hands.


Microscopic spores released from mildew are often undetectable to the naked eye, but they are not undefeatable. Instead of scrubbing all day long at the fungal growth, tell Hydra Pressure Washing LLC about it. Watch the invasive colonies be destroyed and your home be restored to the former haven it once was!