April 21, 2022: Answer 7

Dear Neil: I’ve heard all my life that mushrooms growing in your lawn are an indication that the grass is healthy. Is that true? A.K., Huntsville.

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Perhaps. Mushrooms are saprophytes (as opposed to parasites), which means they are living off decaying organic matter in the soil. In most cases, organic matter is a good thing to have in your lawn’s soil. Or coming from the other side, mushrooms are certainly no cause for concern.

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