Can Mushrooms In Lawn Be Removed

Question From: B. Brown - NEW HAMPSHIRE
Q: Hi, I have a question that no one has been able to answer. What can I do about Mushrooms ( all different kinds appear). I do have an underground sprinkler system. I have reduced the time on for each leg to 15 minutes.

A: There are no chemicals I know of that will kill mushrooms in a lawn. They are a fungus that grows on decaying organic material. Could be dead roots of trees or tree stumps. A thick layer of thatch is also a common cause. Thatching the lawn will help that. Poking holes in the lawn with a garden fork and pouring a dish soap solution at a rate of 3 TBS soap to 2 gallons of water on the area. Google how to rid the lawn of mushrooms for other suggestions. Good Luck and Happy Yardening, Nancy