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What To Do About Mushrooms In Your Yard

Posted by San Diego Landscaper on Wednesday, 16 August , 2017
mushrooms, fungus control

While discovering mushrooms in your lawn can be a frustrating thing, they’re presence is actually the sign of a good thing, but it’s a problem that can be easily taken care of.

We’ll talk about it in this issue.

Why do mushrooms grow in my yard?

The mushrooms in your yard are actually indicative of a healthy lawn with plenty of organic material in the soil. They are the reproductive part of fungi that have established themselves and are thriving in the soil.

Usually, the fungi remain hidden as they feast on decaying organic material. And there’s lots of decaying organic material in the average yard, including old branch, animal waste, old grass clippings, mulch, etc.

This is actually a good thing as the fungi help in decomposing and recycling organic material that would otherwise accumulate.

When conditions are moist and cool, the seed-filed mushroom will flower so that its spores will be carried by the wind.

How can I get rid of mushrooms in my yard?

Getting rid of the fungi is next to impossible, but you can take steps to control the growth of mushrooms, including:

  • Mowing the lawn regularly and cutting back on the amount of lawn watering
  • Raking leaves, sticks and grass clippings as they appear
  • Removing excess thatch and aerate the soil so that water penetration and air movement in the soil is improved
  • Applying a nitrogen-rich fertilizer so that the decomposition of organic material is sped-up

Call Juniper Landscape Company in San Diego!

We would love to help you out with your mulching needs. If you’d like for us to suggest which mulch would look best in your yard or if you’d like for us to spread it out for you, just give us a call!

Our number is (619) 334-9464.

Juniper Landscape Company is a provider of professional landscaping services in San Diego, we strive to make San Diego a beautiful place by doing business with integrity and creativity.


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