How do we get rid of "lawn mushrooms ?
Cheshire, United Kingdom
When we moved to this bungalow nearly 5 years ago, I removed trees and bushes from the front garden in order to create a new lawn. I treated the old grass/weeds with a weed killer and later added 10 tons of top soil to it; levelled it, raked and trod it four or five times. Then I turfed it and it became what seemed a healthy handsome looking lawn. I fed it each year subsequently with B&Q "feed & weed" and it seemed to prosper until last year when mushrooms began to appear. Then this year - during the last two months - they appear to have spread with a vengeance. Not a pretty site. At first we picked them off, and subsequently we have tried to take out the roots, but apparently unsuccessfully - they are flourishing !! Please can you advise us on how to discourage them without losing the lawn..........creating it was hard work. I dread the cause being in all the soil.
- 24 Oct, 2009
mushrooms & fungi