Because this summer was so wet in my area, I've had a moderate problem with
mushrooms in my lawn. They mostly are golf ball-sized or smaller, but on
occasion I've gotten ones bigger than a baseball. The big question is, what
do I do about them? They generally survive my weekly mowings since when I
mow, I leave my grass rather tall. I've been going around popping the caps
off, but I don't know if that's just serving to spread the spores around
more. And, I'm assuming the right thing to do is to solve the underlying
problem with excess moisture in my grass, but how? The lawn in most other
respects seems to be doing fine.
Dry laundry detergent. Just sprinkle a little on the area with the
mushrooms and they will be gone within a few days. Don't ask me why it
works, but it works great and will not do any damage to your lawn.
Really? I'll give it a go if you're sure - I look after a number of
lawns and only one of them is suffering from mushrooms (although I
suspect I know why, it doesn't make me feel any better about it). Out
of curiosity, how did you find out that laundry powder works?
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