Help with mushrooms?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by HighChiefKC, Sep 11, 2018.

  1. HighChiefKC

    HighChiefKC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 35

    Don’t usually see mushrooms in our customers lawns unless they are the small ones that pop up from people over watering. Had two nice lawns beside each other today that have these big flat round ones popping up. I’m in Indiana, sandy/dirt mix lawns. We’ve gotten a couple of days of rain but nothing like most of the country.
    Is there anything that can be done to get rid of these or prevent them from coming?
    Thanks for any help. I really don’t know anything about mushrooms

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  2. T1UP

    T1UP LawnSite Member
    Messages: 62

    Find some hobbits. They love mushrooms. LOL
     
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  3. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
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    Mushrooms sometimes result when the fungus attacks dead tree roots or high organic matter in the soil.
    They are typical when a warm dry spell is followed by a heavy rain.

    This is an opportunity--dry them to dust and put the residue into mole tunnels. Might get rid of them.
    Or liquify them--squirt the emulsion into the mole tunnels.
    Should repel rabbits, too.
    Mushroom emulsion repel deer? Well maybe--you can't know until you try.
     
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  4. T1UP

    T1UP LawnSite Member
    Messages: 62

    Right on. Also, known as fairy ring. There are fungicides out there to help if it's a big issue with your customer.
     
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  5. HighChiefKC

    HighChiefKC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 35

    Super informative! Thank you very much!!
     
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  6. ArTurf

    ArTurf LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Ark
    Messages: 5,240

    Just so you know, fairy ring is not necessarily an easy thing to knock out
     
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  7. BigJlittleC

    BigJlittleC LawnSite Gold Member
    from Chicago
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    Not all mushrooms are caused by fairy ring and not all fairy rings will have mushrooms.

    OP I would not worry to much about the shrooms. Mow em down and when it dries up or cools down they will go away.
     
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  8. T1UP

    T1UP LawnSite Member
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    Drench the area with ZeroTol. May take a couple apps but it works. IMO, ZeroTol is the best fungicide/algaecide/bactericide out there if used correctly.
     
  9. BigJlittleC

    BigJlittleC LawnSite Gold Member
    from Chicago
    Messages: 3,424

    I looked up zerotol. Ai is water and peroxide pretty pricey for what it is.
     
  10. HighChiefKC

    HighChiefKC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 35

    Thanks for info. No visible issues with fairy ring or any other fungus besides the mushrooms. It was only one person that asked what we could do about it and I was looking for info on if there was any preventative measures. I didn’t know if maybe aerating would help or what. Thanks!
     

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