Mushrooms growing in your lawn can be unsightly as well as an annoyance. A mushroom is made up of a cap, stem and gills and is considered the fruiting body of fungi. While mushrooms tend to feed off of decaying matter, they can also use up the nutrients that other plants need to survive. By identifying the mushrooms in your lawn, you can then remove them and keep your lawn looking attractive and well cared for.
Getting Rid of Mushrooms
Find the area in your lawn where the mushrooms are growing. Remove the mushroom's fruit body and its root. The fruit body contains many spores, which will spread throughout the area and grow if not completely removed.
Keep the affected area of your lawn dry. Mushrooms grow in moist, damp areas, so if you reduce the amount of water to the area, the mushrooms will not receive the proper water supply they need to grow.
Place soil or gravel in the area where the mushrooms were growing. This will help keep the area dry as well as prevent spores from spreading.