Question: Do mushrooms do any damage to my lawn? How can I stop them?

Answer: Mushrooms do no long-term damage to turf. They live off the dead organic matter from old building debris or rotting tree roots, forming their toadstools and mushrooms as a part of their life process. They tie up the available nitrogen in the soil for a short period of time, then they release it back to the grass. That’s why you may see streaks of dark green in otherwise average turf. If you want to eliminate them you should probably just drag the hose over them and break off their caps. No spray is especially dependable.

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