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I have lots of mushrooms growing in my lawn and as it has been wet and damp i have not had a chance to cut my grass how do i get rid of the mushrooms


By Pedders

United Kingdom Gb

the mushroom are about 4cm tall and are a brown ish colour



Don't know that you will, Pedders. The spores are in the ground and will be difficult to kill. In the short term you can either mow them down with the grass, pick them off and put them in the bin or just leave them to die back which they will do in a few days time.

21 Oct, 2009


Thank you very much bulbaholic. Another qustion do they keep coming back as i did not see any during the summer.

21 Oct, 2009


They are a very seasonal thing. They will just appear for a few days at this time of year and then go away again untill this time next year. I agree that they can become a nuisance for that short space of time but I don't know any way to eradicate them.

21 Oct, 2009


my gran used to sprinkle sugar on her toadstools,...dont know if this works tho,.she was an old wife after all,. ;)

21 Oct, 2009


We get them in our lawn at this time of the year and sometimes in the spring when we have had prolonged rain!.....I just brush them off...

21 Oct, 2009


Thinking about this again, it might be best to pick them off and put them in the rubbish bin. If they are left to die naturally they will shed spores onto the lawn and the size of the 'crop' could increase year by year.

21 Oct, 2009


I too have these on my lawn at the moment and some of them are pretty large - they come back every year but only for a short period.

21 Oct, 2009


I know what you mean Bulbaholic...however, I've not noticed an increase in fruit.....

21 Oct, 2009


I had 'mushrooms' in the lawn at my old place, but the non edible variety.
7 or 8 years ago, edible ones popped up, so we ate them!! Best mushrooms ever.
Of course, they never returned.

22 Oct, 2009

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