Home Remedy for Lawn Fungus


The term "fairy ring" is a cute, whimsical name for an ugly condition--lawn fungus, the most common of which manifests itself as mushrooms. Fungi appear when rotting and decaying organic matter, their favorite food, is present in the ground beneath them. Fortunately, there are some effective home remedies for these rotten fairy byproducts, and they won't harm your lawn or the environment.

Soap Remedy

Step 1

Cut the mushrooms or other fungal growths off with a shovel. Rake up and dispose of the debris.

Step 2

Combine ¼ cup dishwashing liquid with 3 gallons of warm water.

Step 3

Pour the solution into a sprayer. Soak the mushroom stubs and surrounding turf area generously with it.

Step 4

Repeat once weekly as needed.

Beer Remedy

Step 1

Cut the fungi off with a shove. Rake up and dispose of the debris.

Step 2

Dissolve 1 cup of Epsom salts in 1 gallon of warm water.

Step 3

Add 12 oz. Pepsi Cola, 12 oz. beer and 1 cup of household ammonia.

Step 4

Stir in ½ cup liquid dishwashing liquid

Step 5

Pour the mixture into a sprayer and apply liberally to the affected area, soaking it well. Repeat weekly as needed.

Things You'll Need

  • Shovel
  • Rake
  • Dishwashing liquid
  • Sprayer
  • Epsom salts
  • Pepsi cola
  • Beer
  • Household ammonia


  • Life and Lawns: What to Do About Mushrooms in Your Lawn
  • Utah State University: Fungus -- Nothing Cute About Fairy Rings
  • Article Click: Home Remedies for Lawn Care -- Fungus Recipe

Who Can Help

  • Fairy Ring: Fairy Ring Home Remedies
  • Planet Natural -- Natural Born Pest Killers -- Prevent Lawn Fungus
  • Care2: 5 Simple Pest Remedies for the Garden
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About this Author

Axl J. Amistaadt began as a part-time amateur freelance writer in 1985, turned professional in 2005, and became a full-time writer in 2007. Amistaadt’s major focus is publishing material for GardenGuides. Areas of expertise include home gardening, horticulture, alternative and home remedies, pets, wildlife, handcrafts, cooking, and juvenile science experiments.