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    I have a mushroom problem in my yard and not sure what to do. They are brown, grow in large clusters and keep growing back even as I pick them. What is the best way to deal with them? So far I've tried picking them before they grow too large in the hopes they stop coming back but so far it's not working.

    I've recently noticed they are spreading through my back yard in many areas and concentrated in a certain area in my front yard. My neighbour went as far as to cut out sections of his grass but the mushrooms started growing just outside the area he cut out.

    Replacing my entire lawn seems like a horrible idea for many reasons... So what else can I do?

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    Got any photos? Have you tried eating them yet.... lol

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    I don't have any photos right now but I'll try and take some. I picked most of the large groups I saw growing. My thoughts were if I'm picking them like weeds they will eventually stop growing back but it looks like that's not the case as more and more spots seem to be sprouting up.

    My neighbour thought it was related to the tree in his front yard and the roots but that can't be the case with all the spots in my back yard that are starting to appear.

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    Here's an image from google that looks similar

    http://m.shutterstock.com/images/65162137

    They can grow in pretty big clusters compared to that photo

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    I have these two. Thinking selective herbicide might be the answer

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    Just got them too wtf!

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    You are watering your lawn too much, or too late in the evening. Spores also spread like crazy, so dont mow over them either. I noticed i stopped getting nearly as many on my lawn after i cancelled my Greendrop lawn maintenance. I think those guys were tracking the spores in accidentally from other peoples lawns.

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    ^ Over watering is often the cause of mushrooms, but the OP says even the neighbors lawn has them.

    Gwill,

    How long ago was your and your neighbors grassed installed?

    When did the mushrooms first appear?

    Also, mushrooms don't usually last for more than a couple of weeks.

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    It's because your lazy ass builder sodded over wood scraps in the yard. Either that, or you cut down a large tree and didn't excavate the root system. Picking the fruiting bodies won't do anything, you need to excavate the mycelium and its food source (buried wood).

    Trust me, I know what I'm talking about.

    Edit: All of the above answers are wrong, by the way.

    Edit2: herbicide won't help because fungi aren't plants (they are different kingdoms entirely)
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    Originally posted by FixedGear


    Edit: All of the above answers are wrong, by the way.

    Jesus fuck you are such a douche. OP could have a 50 year old property for all you know, but "everyone else is wrong"

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    ^ Yep.

    That's why I asked when the grass was installed and when the shrooms first stared to appear.

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    Originally posted by Tik-Tok


    Jesus fuck you are such a douche. OP could have a 50 year old property for all you know, but "everyone else is wrong"
    doesnt matter how old it is, I'm still right.

    The only way to get rid of them is to excavate the mycelium and its food source.

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    Originally posted by FixedGear


    doesnt matter how old it is, I'm still right.

    The only way to get rid of them is to excavate the mycelium and its food source.
    Its true, they come from organic matter like rotting wood, but overwatering your lawn will increase the decay rate of the wood giving them a feeding frenzy, as opposed to a slow decay where they only pop up once in awhile.

    Also they can definitely be tracked by shoes. They dont last long, but it happens. So you're right and wrong, but still a douche by saying everyone else is.

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    No I'm 100% right. The only way to eliminate them is to... Eliminate them. The mushrooms you see are just the tip of the iceberg, you need to dig the actual mycelium and food up, or they will keep coming back until the food is gone.

    Sorry if you're butthurt cause I said you were wrong, but what I'm saying is correct and no amount of butthurt beyondes will change that.

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    Lucky bastard those are totally edible. I'am trying to grow them..so good.
    Where do you live ? i'll harvest them.
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    ^Cancer man- no way i'll try and eat them without knowing for sure.

    FixedGear: my neighbor blames his tree roots for the mushrooms but they are growing every where in my back yard where there are no trees. Some taller shrubs back there but nothing like the tree in our front lawn.

    Seth- the mushrooms on my front lawn have bean appearing in the front of my house since spring always in the same batch of grass. House is ten years old that i moved into in Dec. I have read watering too much will cause mushrooms to appear.. when i started watering my back yard more i saw the batches appear in many different spots in the back yard. The ones in my back yard are new in the last 3 weeks or so... Grass is most likely original from when the house was built but i would need to confirm for sure with the neighbor.

    He said he has tried to cut out the grass a few times but no matter what he does they always grow back.
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    Originally posted by cancer man
    Lucky bastard those are totally edible. I'am trying to grow them..so good.
    Where do you live ? i'll harvest them.
    Come take mine lol

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    Originally posted by gwill
    the mushrooms on my front lawn have bean appearing in the front of my house since spring always in the same batch of grass. House is ten years old that i moved into in Dec. I have read watering too much will cause mushrooms to appear.. when i started watering my back yard more i saw the batches appear in many different spots in the back yard. The ones in my back yard are new in the last 3 weeks or so... Grass is most likely original from when the house was built but i would need to confirm for sure with the neighbor.
    Watering can cause the shrooms to flush, but at the end of the day the ultimate reason they are there is because there is some food source buried there. In housing developments, it's typically scraps of lumber from when they built your house, although it could be tree roots, compost piles, old decomposing whatever.

    Next time you're in the bush, dig up the soil and take a look in there. You'll see much of it will be covered with layers of filamentous white stuff. That's mycelium, which is the "body" of the fungus. It forms vast networks throughout the ground that form mutualisms with plant roots (mycorrhizae). The shrooms only appear for reproduction, but picking the shrooms won't get rid of the fungi. You need to excavate to get rid of them.

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    The mushrooms in my yard typically only grow in too places - one of the places is quite dry and doesnt hold too much water or get water that often. The house is 9 years old. Sod installed 9 years ago and mushrooms started appearing 2 years ago however we've only been in the house 3 years or so.

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