Wild mushrooms appear in our perfectly clipped lawns whether we like them or not. But are they good or bad? First, let's dive into the 7 reasons mushrooms appear on our lawn.
Microscopic spores spread into the air and germinate with excess moisture. You'll see them sprouting in shady areas after a long rain.
Lawn mushrooms like to grow in overly moist areas from standing water, so they always grow along with your plants.
If your garden beds or flower pots are too compact, the low air circulation will make mushrooms grow.
Mushrooms feed on organic materials like old grass cuttings, grass roots, dead tree roots, dead leaves, and other dead plant material.
Lack of drainage happens more around tree stumps and you'll mostly likely find mushrooms there.
Mushrooms feast on decaying organic materials like animal waste. They're like your free caretakers!
Warm temperatures and humid weather make mushrooms grow. They are good signs to go on hunting for morel mushrooms!
In conclusion, although mushroom rings look unsightly, they are a sign of a healthy lawn.
If you want to eliminate lawn mushrooms fast, use a fungicide with azoxystrobin or flutolanil. But if you're not into chemical treatments, mow your lawn more often.