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