Wild mushrooms always appear in our home gardens whether we like them or not. But is it something to worry about? Or are mushrooms a sign of a healthy lawn?
We listed 7 reasons why mushrooms appear in our home gardens.
1 Heavy Rain Mushroom growth happens mostly in places where water puddles form for a long time after rain.
2 Overwatering If you’ve overwatered the plants in your garden or the turf in your backyard and the water has nowhere to go, the standing water can cause overly moist areas nearby.
3 Soil Compaction If your soil is too compact, i.e., if you’ve pressed your ground tightly inside garden beds or flowerpots, the lack of air circulation can quickly cause mushroom growth.
4 Rotting Natural Materials Gardens are generally filled with materials that can rot over time. These start to rot in the presence of shade and high moisture.
5 Poor Drainage Lack of drainage happens more around tree stumps where water can stand still for a long time and cause mushrooms to grow.
6 Animal Waste Any sign of animal waste, organic waste, roadkill, or organic debris will cause mushrooms to grow on your lawn, feasting and aiding the decay.
7 Weather Conditions Warm temperatures and humid weather are the right conditions for the presence of mushrooms, and they are also very fond of excess moisture.
In conclusion, mushrooms are a good sign that your soil is rich in organic materials. So, mushrooms are a sign of a healthy lawn.
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