Mushrooms - Knowledgebase Question

Cirtus Heights, Ca
Question by shaneldesire
April 13, 2010
I have mushrooms growing like mad in my grass. Most of them are located close to a tree stump but today I found them all over the lawn. What can I do to get rid of them. My son is 19 months old and I dont want him to eat them nor my dog.

Answer from NGA
April 13, 2010


The mushrooms are growing because the tree stump is decomposing. There's nothing short of grinding the stump to keep them from growing. I'd knock them down as often as necessary and as soon as you recognize they are growing. Rake them out of the garden to remove any spores, and try to keep the stump as dry as possible. Mushroom spores travel on a film of moisture and can begin to sprout in other parts of the garden if you allow them to fully mature and develop spores. That's why it is important to keep them knocked down and raked out of the garden. Wish I had more solutions for you!

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