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mushrooms all over, why???

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by MikeA, May 22, 2006.

  1. MikeA

    MikeA LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 58

    I live in NJ

    This year my lawn has come in nice and thick but I am getting mushrooms all over the place. What could the cause be?
     
  2. HazyDavy

    HazyDavy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 102

    Excessive dampness and decaying organic matter. Nothing to be concerned about. They won't hurt your lawn.
     
  3. newz7151

    newz7151 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Tejas
    Messages: 2,419

    Maybe the hippies stopped frequenting your lawn :) but seriously, like the other poster said, decaying organic matter : trees, etc. Was this a brand new house with new lawn? It's amazing what you'd find with today's building contractors if you were to dig up a little bit of a lawn from a new house.
     
  4. VWBOBD

    VWBOBD LawnSite Member
    Messages: 223


    most people dont know that when mushrooms show up , it is a indicator of good fertilization and good soil quality. keep up whatever you are doing cause it is working. If the mushrooms bother you just spray with a 1:1 mixture of liquid dishsoap (non antibacterial) and water, they should disappear
    , or leave them be, the sun will cause them towilt down. They may be back in the morning though.
     
  5. NattyLawn

    NattyLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,643


    I second that. A lot of fungal activity in your soil is a good thing.
     
  6. MikeA

    MikeA LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 58

    Thanks for the info. My lawn has never looked this good before and this year I have tons of shrooms. It sounds like it is a good thing so I will let it go. I usually just kick them over when I cut the grass. It isn't a new, it is old but in the process of bringing it back

    BTW, this board is great. Being a DIY'er there are tons of people here that provide the info the I need. Now onto my next search.......blowers.

    Thanks Again
     
  7. garth1967

    garth1967 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 640

    excatly...and probabaly too much shade
     
  8. MikeA

    MikeA LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 58

    nope, not too much shade. some of the place maybe but others get alot of sun
     
  9. HazyDavy

    HazyDavy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 102

    Definately not too much shade. I have mushrooms on sections of my lawn that get sun all day. My lawn looks great too.
     

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