Mushrooms in Lawn

Mushrooms in lawn are the fruiting bodies of soil inhabiting fungi. They usually appear a few days after a summer rainstorm. Their appearance is usually indicative of decaying tree stumps or roots in the soil.

Mushrooms lack chlorophyll, which means they can't make their own food as green plants do. They obtain energy from organic sources in the soil. This is not good because they temporarily deplete the soil of water and nutrients, which may kill the grass.

Controlling the Problem

It is difficult to get rid of them. In addition to kicking them over, you still have to remove all the dirt that contains either roots or spores.

Even if you found a chemical to eliminate them, airborne spores could easily grow more mushrooms in the same spot as long as conditions are favorable.

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