HELP! Yard is full of mushrooms!

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by iamthelawnbarber, Oct 22, 2007.

  1. iamthelawnbarber

    iamthelawnbarber LawnSite Member
    from Pa
    Messages: 87

    I have a client who is complaining about mushrooms on her lawn. I live in Northeastern PA. Any ideas on how they got there? Does anyone know how to remove them & keep them from coming back next year?
    Thanks for the help!
  2. LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 8,136

    Does she have cows by chance?
  3. iamthelawnbarber

    iamthelawnbarber LawnSite Member
    from Pa
    Messages: 87

    She lives in a suburban development-no cows or animals.
  4. Puttinggreens

    Puttinggreens LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from southeast PA
    Messages: 383

    Mushrooms in the lawn usually require a very specific environment to survive. That environment will probably change in the next 24 to 48 hours and the mushrooms will be gone.

    I have had the same calls and my reply was always,, "wait 24 hours and call me if they are still there" no calls!
  5. BeautifulBlooms

    BeautifulBlooms LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 613

    it probably is an old tree stump that didnt get fully removed now it has decayed to the point that the mushrooms are growing.

    I had someone ask me why when i treated their lawn that the mushrooms werent killed, I explained we spray for broadleaf weeds not for fungus. Can you actually spray something on mushrooms to kill them? I have no idea, I just laughed when she asked why the herbicide didnt kill them.
  6. Clear-Cut

    Clear-Cut LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 481

    mushrooms mean it is a great environment and soil to grow grass. not sure how to get rid of the mushrooms though sorry.

    im not sure what kind of mushrooms grow by puttinggreens but where i am the mushrooms are around for a while and come back year after year..maybe its just the type of mushroom
  7. WildLake

    WildLake LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 368

    Blooms is probably right. Decaying stumps or most any wood under the surface can be the cause along with some additional enviro conditions.
  8. Ant_Knee

    Ant_Knee LawnSite Member
    Messages: 50

    I tell my clients to go and kick them over but that their is nothing we can do to spray and kill them. A fungicide will not be worth spraying. Like was said above...once they feel good about kicking them over and not coming back, they don't call.

    The mushrooms are a sign of a health lawn typically what I tell them.

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