toad stools in planters - Knowledgebase Question

Scottsdale, Ar
Question by creativemkta
March 5, 2011
I have a lot of toad stools coming up in my outside flower beds, and thought I might have gotten it from the steer manure that I obtained, it that possible or do I have a fungus in my yard, and if so what would it take to get rid of them?


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Answer from NGA
March 5, 2011

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Mushrooms sprout when there's decomposing organic matter so I think you're right - the mushrooms are appearing in your flower beds because of the steer manure. As the manure decomposes it provides just the right conditions for mushroom growth. I'd pull or rake the mushrooms out of the beds and dispose of them. Rake the soil surface to expose it to more fresh air and to help it dry out a bit. As the weather warms, conditions won't be quite so prime for mushroom growth so you probably won't see any develop for the rest of the year. Best wishes with your garden.

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