Overwatering the lawn or periods of heavy,continuous rainfallare the main causes of fungal and mushroom growth in the lawn. Humid weather is also conducive to fungi proliferation.
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What does it mean when mushrooms grow in your lawn?
Like I said, many people freak out when they see mushrooms popping up in their lawn so it鈥檚 worth repeating; In 99% of cases, mushrooms in your lawn is a sign of health. Mushrooms can鈥檛 grow in soil that is devoid of nutrients so the fact that you鈥檝e got mushrooms in your lawn tells you that your soil is fertile.
Should you get rid of mushrooms in your lawn?
Aside from appearance, most lawn mushrooms are harmless. You can allow the mushrooms to stay, especially since completely ridding the lawn of them might require steps that do more harm than good for your lawn鈥檚 soil. About 50 species of fungi can form fairy rings or cause mushrooms to sprout in turf.
What do mushrooms eat in the lawn?
These are all great sources of food for mushrooms to break down into usable nutrients for other plants. Poorly draining yards and shady lawns are prime spots for mushrooms to thrive. A lawn with a lot of thatch will also have a lot of organic matter that mushrooms can feed on.
How do you get mushrooms to grow in your garden?
One of the key ingredients for mushroom growth is shade. If mushrooms grow in the shaded areas of your lawn, try pruning the surrounding trees to allow more sunlight onto your lawn. Also, prune any hedges as this will improve airflow over the garden.