Mushrooms In The Landscape

Les Harrison
Wakulla County Extension Director

Most homeowners and landscape managers consider mushrooms a blemish on the otherwise perfect and highly manicured lawn.  Making them disappear as fast as the seemingly appeared is the only supernatural or mystic qualities of interest.

Other than the cosmetic issue, mushrooms rarely cause a landscape any substantial damage. The appearance of mushrooms in a lawn can mean conditions are right for the growth of fungal diseases which can damage a landscape.

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