mushrooms

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by Frontstreetlawns, Sep 14, 2006.

  1. Frontstreetlawns

    Frontstreetlawns LawnSite Member
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    does anyone know how to kill mushrooms? ive limed the lawn really good and i know it takes along time to change the acid in the soil, just looking for a product to kill them while the lime does its thing
     
  2. parkeeee

    parkeeee LawnSite Member
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    Mushrooms are so 'short-lived' that I've never given any thought to controlling them.

    Conditions here are just right, they are popping up all over the place.

    But not in such numbers that they cover a large area, just sporadically around lawns.
     
  3. gardenkeeper88

    gardenkeeper88 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 347

    Yep, Keep that part of the lawn from getting ANY water. I'm talking about rain too:laugh: Mushrooms grow off of decaying matter in the soil. I believe you were told of lime because some think that lime speeds up the decaying process. But really mushrooms do not hurt anything, just ugly. We have had a lot more mushr. this year because we had a lot more rain. There isn' anything to kill them that I know of and every day you would have to kill the new ones. Just curious is this a newer lawn 0-2 years? was there a tree at 1 time where these are growing?
     
  4. JJLandscapes

    JJLandscapes LawnSite Senior Member
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    so far this year i just rip them out and they havent spread of grown back
     
  5. LindblomRJ

    LindblomRJ LawnSite Silver Member
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    I have been ripping them out as well. Not a real wide spread problem. Hey they are talking snow the first part of next week.

    Love and mushrooms have one thing is commong, you don't which ones are real until its too late.
     
  6. rsingh

    rsingh LawnSite Member
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    Mushrooms grow in acidic soil. They are very hard to grow if you are deliberately trying to grow them (ask any professional vegetable gardener).

    Lime can help to decrease the pH value of the soil, but as a lot of folks know, that takes months. I actually dig them out with a shovel, put some lime in the hole, put some new topsoil and water it.
     
  7. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
    Posts: 4,347

    Mushrooms are the fruiting body of a fungus. Apply a fungicide.
     

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