Mushrooms Mushrooms Mushrooms

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by steverino, Sep 27, 2000.

  1. steverino

    steverino LawnSite Member
    Posts: 13

    I've got a few lawns with fast growing stubborn mushrooms. Any suggestions as how to evict these squatters??
     
  2. One of those new george foreman type indoor grills work great!!!

    I got mine at Ames on sale for $15. Makes great kabobs.
     
  3. jrblawncare

    jrblawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 445

    Larry,thanks for the morning smile!!The room problem should go away when it dries up or the frost gets 'em
     
  4. Greenkeepers

    Greenkeepers LawnSite Senior Member
    from NE Ohio
    Posts: 695

    Usually if you pick them off they won't come back. That's what we have done on the few that have had that problem. Just in case I put a little fertilizer down with higher nitrogen and I mixed in some lime too..

    Mike
    Greenkeepers
     
  5. BRL

    BRL LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,211

    Mushrooms
    In addition to Fairy Rings, various other mushrooms may appear in lawns, but not injure the grass. However, they may be unsightly and cause people to worry that children or pets may eat them. Some lawn mushrooms are poisonous to very poisonous, others are not poisonous There is no way to distinguish poisonous from non-poisonous except by correct identification as to genus and species.

    There is no easy control for lawn mushrooms which appear whenever there is a protracted rainy period. These mushrooms grow on organic matter (including thatch) and decaying wood. Where possible, the removal of buried wooden scraps and old stumps will reduce greatly their food source and the number of mushrooms in future years. Mushrooms that do appear can be raked up and destroyed, minimizing danger to children or pets.

    From North Dakota University web site on lawn diseases.

     

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