We had a tree cut down about 5 years ago and ever since I have had problems with mushrooms growing in that area of the lawn. It seems like they are multiplying rapidly. How can I get rid of this nusiance?
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Ditto what Mr. Clean said. That's the evidence that you have good biological activity in your lawn and that the remains of the tree's root system is decomposing and becoming food for the soil and hence your lawn. The mushrooms you see are of course the fruiting bodies of the fungi that are working on that old dead wood in the ground.
As indicated, they will disappear once the old root wood is fully composted. Mowing will eliminate the 'shrooms anytime you want to get rid of them for a few days. But they are nothing other than a sign of something going right in your soil.
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rjt84 If you want to make the effort to move them to the compost pile, that should not present a problem. I have never had any of my mushrooms have a noticeable smell???
mlacy That is right. Just kick them over, or if they detract too much from the appearance of the bed, pick them out. You can throw them into the lawn to be mowed over or toss them in your compost pile.
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