Whether we like them or not, lawn mushrooms appear in our beautiful gardens. But are they really that bad? Or are mushrooms a sign of a healthy lawn?
Mushroom loves excess moisture, so you'll likely see mushroom growth on tree stumps after long rains.
Overwatering can cause standing water, so we always see mushrooms growing with our house plants.
The lack of air circulation in tightly pressed soil or compact soils can quickly cause mushroom growth.
Wild mushrooms feed on organic materials like rotting grass clippings and dead tree roots.
Poor drainage can also cause stagnant water, so giving our house plants well-draining soil is a good idea.
Animal waste, roadkill, organic waste, and other organic debris are food sources for wild mushrooms.
Warm temperatures and humid weather are the perfect conditions for microscopic spores germination and mushroom growth.
If you see mushroom growth in your lawn, congratulations! Mushrooms are a good sign of a healthy lawn. They mean a good source of water and food for your plants and a healthy ecosystem.
Mushroom growth is not something to worry about, except when you want to eat them. Click the link to read about bad mushrooms to eat in our blog post. 👇