With a recent hot, dry spell, followed by a few days of rain, Mushrooms are sprouting up everywhere, even in perfect, manicured lawns.

White mushrooms growth in green lawn field

Have no fear, this isn’t a bad thing, your lawn is not infected.  Mushrooms are the “flower” for fungus that lie underground.  With the right conditions they are able to bloom.  Sometimes this is actually a good thing to see, if there are old tree roots or stumps under your lawn, the mushrooms are a sign of decay where they break down in the soil, providing rich organic nutrients to the soil.

What you can do:

  1. Remove them and throw away.  As tempting as it may be, try not to kick or mow over them.  This will only spread the spores resulting in more growth.
  2. Keep your lawn fed, the thicker and more lush your turf is, the harder it will be for the mushrooms to come to the surface.
  3.  Make sure you have ample light and proper drainage.


If you have any questions, give us a call at 610-798-and we can recommend proper treatment to care for all of your lawn and plant needs.